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StevenW721 on 11/10/10


actionscript remove movieclip container removeChildAt

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Empty a container movieclip of all its children using AS3

 / Published in: ActionScript 3

Where "_description" is the movieclip instance, the following will remove all children from it. This for loop can also be used to do other things to all the children like adding listeners.

  1. // Empty out the container movieclip
  2. if ( _description.numChildren > 0 )
  3. { for (var i:uint = 0; i < _description.numChildren; i++)
  4. { _description.removeChildAt(i); }
  5. }

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Posted By: rkalexander1 on December 11, 2010

how would i call a function once the loop is completed and all the children have been removed?

Posted By: tattoogeek on January 17, 2011

I prefer

while ( _description.numChildren > 0 ) description.removeChildAt(0)

no if statement required and it can go on one line as well.

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