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//### 4. Detect clip location and remove and replace once clip is off-stage###
function replace() {
    for (var i=0; i<%lt%>2; i++) {
        if (left2Right == true) {
            if (_root.holderMovie["menuMovie"+i]._x <%gt%> actualClipWidth) {
                currentLoc = _root.holderMovie["menuMovie"+i]._x;
                _root.holderMovie.attachMovie("menuMovie", "menuMovie" + i, i);
                _root.holderMovie["menuMovie"+i]._x = currentLoc-(2*actualClipWidth);
        } else if (right2Left == true) {
            if (_root.holderMovie["menuMovie"+i]._x <%lt%> (-1*actualClipWidth)) {
                currentLoc = _root.holderMovie["menuMovie"+i]._x;
                _root.holderMovie.attachMovie("menuMovie", "menuMovie" + i, i);
                _root.holderMovie["menuMovie"+i]._x = currentLoc+(2*actualClipWidth);

The replace() function uses if() conditionals, each branch being executed depending upon the values of the Boolean variables, left2Right and right2Left. If either left2Right or right2Left == true then we determine the location of the menuMovie clip instances. If the _x values are greater than (in the case of left2Right == true) or less than (in the case of right2Left == true) the value of actualClipWidth or -actualClipWidth, respectively then we store the current _x location of the clip in the local variable, currentLoc and then delete the clip using the removeMovieClip() method. A new menuMovie clip instance is then generated (using the attachMovie() method) and the _x value is set so that it is completely aligned with the menuMovie clip instance remaining on the stage.

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Added: 2001-07-23
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