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using key presses to call a function

New Here ,
Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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Hi, i am trying to get the "enter" key press to call the same function as my button click for a textinput component in animate (canvas), but it seems to not want to work with anything that uses a "this", only with elements that are actually part of the DOM that are referenced with getElementById.

 

I have this code here for the eventlistener and the function:

 

window.addEventListener("keydown", keyPressed.bind(this));

 

function keyPressed(evt) {
var k = evt.key.toLowerCase();
if (k=="enter") {
document.getElementById("inputBox").value = "";

this.chatRecord.text = "test";
}
}

 

it works fine with setting the inputBox to blank,  but will not do anything with the chatRecord called using "this".

what am i doing wrong? can someone please help, thanks!

 

 

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Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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you need a dynamic textfield with instance name chatRecord at the time that code executes.

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Hi ya, i do have the dynamic textfield named chatRecord on the stage, and everything is already fully loaded before this function is called, is there something i need to do in addition to that?

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Oct 24, 2022 Oct 24, 2022

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open your browser's developer console and find the error.

 

if tou don't know how to use it,

 

lesson 1 - https://youtu.be/PBDQN9CQSeI

 

lesson 2 - https://youtu.be/KJEl0OenGUY

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you know what i just tried my own code on a test file where nothing is sitting inside nested movieclips and it worked perfectly, so i guess my nesting somehow broke the code. I will try to figure out what went wrong, thanks!!

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the console will tell you exactly what's wrong and where the error is located.

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