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Chapter 13. Movie Clips > Removing Clip Instances and Main Movies

13.6. Removing Clip Instances and Main Movies

We've seen how to create and refer to movie clips; now let's see how to turn them into so many recycled electrons (in other words, blow 'em away).

The manner in which we create an instance or a movie determines the technique we use to remove that instance or movie later. We can remove movies and instances explicitly using unloadMovie( ) and removeMovieClip( ). Additionally, we can evict a clip implicitly by using loadMovie( ), attachMovie( ), or duplicateMovieClip( ) to place a new clip in its stead. Let's look at these techniques individually.


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