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Part V: Appendixes > Properties

Properties

Every object on the Stage has a series of properties or characteristics that you can access. Some of the properties are read-only, meaning you can’t change them. Others can be updated at any time using actions. The properties that you can access range from the transparency of an object to an object’s X and Y positions and scale.

Name Description
_alpha; Sets the transparency from 0 (transparent) to 100 (opaque).
_currentframe; Current position of the playhead (read-only).
_droptarget; Returns the path of the movie clip that a draggable movie clip is dropped on. Path returned using slash syntax notation (read-only).
_focusrect; Boolean; true displays a yellow rectangle around the currently focused button.
_framesloaded; The number of frames that have been downloaded on the client’s computer (read-only).
_height; The height of the movie clip instance.
_name; The instance name of the movie clip instance.
_quality; Sets the rotation of the movie clip in degrees.
_rotation; The rotation of the movie clip instance.
_soundbuftime Sets the number of seconds before a movie starts to stream.
_target; The target path of the movie clip instance (read-only).
_totalframes; The number of total frames in the movie clip timeline (read-only).
_url; The URL of the .swf loaded into the movie clip (read-only).
_visible; Boolean; sets the visibility of the movie clip instance.
_width; The width of the movie clip instance.
_x; The X position of the movie clip instance.
_xscale; The horizontal scale of the movie clip instance.
_xmouse Returns the X coordinate of the mouse (read-only).
_y; Sets the Y coordinate of the movie clip instance.
_yscale; The vertical scale of the movie clip instance.
_ymouse; Returns the Y coordinate of the mouse (read-only).



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