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how to load from external swf library

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Basically what the title says.  How would I access a library movieclip from an externally loaded swf with swfloader?  The following is from a tutorial:

var loader:SWFLoader = new SWFLoader("path/to/file.swf", {name:"coupons", container:this, alpha:0, onComplete:completeHandler});
            addChild(loader.content);          
            loader.load();            
            function completeHandler(e:LoaderEvent):void{
                TweenLite.to(e.target.content, 1, {alpha:1});    
                var librarySymbol:Class = loader.getClass("splashes");
                var myInstance:MovieClip = new librarySymbol();
                addChild(myInstance)
            }

However that gives me the following error cannot convert splashes@5adcdc1 to flash.display.MovieClip.

 

Thanks.

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It sounds like your librarySymbol isn't a MovieClip. Maybe it extends Sprite or something else? Just make sure you're giving it the correct data type (in this case, Flash is telling you it's not a MovieClip). 

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