August 20, 2009

Copying DisplayObjects in AS3

Filed under: as3 — michaelangela @ 7:02 am

Going to try to get back into blogging… again…! It’s just been super busy which is a good thing all things considered.
After learning a neat little shortcut on copying objects using a byte array, there was a link to this for duplicating DisplayObjects. Quite useful.
kirupaForum – View Single Post – ActionScript 3 Tip of the Day

ActionScript 3 no longer has a duplicateMovieClip method for MovieClip instances (or any DisplayObject instances). Instead, it’s suggested that you just create a new instance of the display object you wish to duplicate using its constructor. This, however, is not the same as duplicateMovieClip, and, really, is more like using AS1 and AS2’s attachMovieClip. For a more accurate representation of duplicateMovieClip in AS3, consider the following function…

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