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Author: Paul Price

The setup:

The first frame simply has three text fields that accept the user's input and a button that advances to a frame that has our controller clip in it. The text fields are named input0 to input2. Naming them in this way allows us to loop through them when we load their text into our array.


An array is a container for items. The following line lets Flash know you're creating an array:

myarray= new Array();

Items are usually placed into arrays in one of three ways: the first way simply throws the items in as the array is created, the second way loads items into the array in numerical order, and the last way loads them in numerically, but doesn't rely on your ability to count. The first way looks like this:

myarray= new Array("item","another item"," yet another item"); 

The second way looks like this:

myarray= new Array(); 
myarray[1]="another item";
myarray[2]=" yet another item";

The last way looks like this:

myarray=new Array();

myarray.push("another item");
myarray.push("yet another item");
Once items are loaded into an array they can be sorted numerically or alphabetically using the the sort method.

Once items are in your array, you can manipulate them, even delete or add items on the fly, but we'll save that for another discussion. You can use loops to load items into your array. That is exactly what I did for the input-text:

messages=new Array(); 
for (c=0;c<=2;c++){ 
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Added: 2001-11-08
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