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    Senior Coder NancyJ's Avatar
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    Why can one class access root variables but another can't?

    root.somepropertyofmain works in every class in my project (so far) except one. If I trace root from within both say [object main] but one of my classes wont let me access the main variables - it gives a compile error: Access of possibly undefined property name through a reference with static type flash.displayisplayObject.
    The property I'm trying to access is not undefined.It is declared and a value assigned to it in the class definition of Main.as, I cannot attempt to access any root variables from within this class, even ones that work in other classes.

    The class that doesn't work is a class that is totally written in actionscript, when the app is run a movieclip (swatch_group) creates a bunch of these movieclips (paint_sample) within itself . When a paint sample is clicked it needs to know which item to apply itself to, which is a string stored in Main.as


    It will let me do this:

    It allows me to access a property of root that I know is on the stage, access that object's parent (which is root) then access it variables... which is horribly kludgey.
    Last edited by NancyJ; 12-10-2012 at 06:37 PM.


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