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grimey test
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Can TweenMax condense the syntax for functions similar to this:


TweenMax.to(mc,.5,{x:10,onComplete:function() { 
  // do something when the tween is complete;


Some kind of of shorthand for these functions would be a great time/code saver.


Thank you so much for TweenMax! It makes my customers' dreams come true!



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Using anonymous functions like that is considered a poor coding practice, just so you know. It can cause garbage collection issues in Flash (has nothing to do with TweenLite/Max specifically) and it's just kinda ugly. There's not a shorthand way to do what you're trying to do (at least not that I know of). You should use regular functions like:


function onFinishTween():void {
  // do something when the tween is complete;


If you're trying to sequence things, I'd highly recommend checking out the TimelineLite and TimelineMax classes which make it super easy. http://blog.greensock.com/timeline-basics/. Have fun.

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Thanks for the info. I wasn't aware of the garbage collection problem. I'll have to rethink my strategy.


My only hope was to avoid having a separate function to remove a child after it's faded out or slid off the stage or something.

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Tip: If you're worried about having to create a function for each tween that basically does the same thing but for different targets, just use the onCompleteParams and a more generic function, like:


TweenMax.to(mc,.5,{x:10,onComplete:removeTarget, onCompleteParams:[mc]});
function removeTarget(target:DisplayObject):void {

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