Instance Names

Valid Instance Names

As we proceed with our work, you'll find working with instance names to be invaluable. You will not be able to control objects (MovieClips, Buttons, etc.) with ActionScript unless you can reference their instance name.

We'll continue to walk you through instance names as we animate with ActionScript. But should choose to strike out on your own, you should know the following rules:

Keep it simple. You'll want to reference your instance names without making it too difficult on yourself.