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Chapter 20. Basic ActionScript > Working with Movie Clips

Working with Movie Clips

The movie clip is by far the most important and commonly used object. It is also unique. Although the MovieClip class was created to bring movie clips under the umbrella of the object-oriented programming (OOP) framework introduced in Flash 5, movie clips are not like other objects and require special treatment in many ways.

For example, you can't create new MovieClip instances by using the new operator, as you can for most other classes. This statement, for instance, does not create a new movie clip:


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