Archive | May 2010

How to find and replace code in linkage MovieClip not on the Stage

Now in project,it is not recommended to put your code on the frame of the Sprite/MovieClip expecially not the main timeline. So this topic is quite like a Brainstorming.

For the linkage MovieClips all are not on the Stage,we can not simply Ctrl+F in FlashIDE and replace the target string. Suppose that there are thousands of linkage MovieClips in the Library,have you found any way to solve this problem?

1.Create a new MovieClip instance A on the Stage.
2.Select all of the Symbols in your library(expect the Symbol created in Step 1) and drag them into the MovieClip A.
3.Ctrl+F on the Stage now to find and replace.
4.Delete the symbol A from the library and it has gone with its own instance,with all of the temperary instances generated in Step 2.

Done!Flash needs you be smarter to do it right.