First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
651326 Members and growing! | Flash Jobs
Search tutorials
Author: Mike Lyda | Website: http://oddhammer.com

The setup:

On the root of the main timeline create two input boxes. Set one to use a variable named inbox, and set the other so that it uses a variable named obox.
On the root of the main timeline create a button named strip_btn.
Place the snipped of code listed below on the first frame of the main timeline.

Here's the code:

  strip_btn.onRelease = function(){
    obox="";
     var pieces = inbox.split("\r")
     for(var t=0;t<=pieces.length;t++){
       obox = obox + pieces[t];
     }
  }
  stop;

  

Here's what it does:

When the button (named "strip_btn") is pressed and released the following takes place:

  1. the contents of the input box for the results is cleared.
  2. a new array is created by splitting the string at every occurrence of a carriage return. Since the carriage return is used as the delimiter it is left out of the array.
  3. a "for" loop is started with a variable "t" as the counter. It will increment from 0 to whatever number of elements were added to the array.
  4. each element of the array (a piece of the original text string) is appended to the string in the input box that was used for output.

notes:

-- The output could just as easily have gone into a dynamic text field..
-- It's possible to use more than one character for the delimiter.. so this could be used as a "find and replace" tool.

» Level Basic

Added: 2003-05-19
Rating: 8 Votes: 9
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Mike Lyda is a Flash Developer and a sculptor.
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!

Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: doc_chin7
» Description:

The flash's horizontal road drive was done in CS4 and was upgraded to CS6. The car responds to right/ left key and flash will auto-generate the movement of roads from left-right or right-left based on random number. Have fun driving in this virtual environment and avoid other cars... :) If you are creative, a road driving game can be created from it.

Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: BoxCat
» Title: CPU Talk
» Description: From the cyberpunk RPG, "Nameless: the Hackers" Completely Free to use! Keywords: edm hip hop rap electronic mysterious mission hacking chase exciting spy ios ambient chilling love happy sad angry suspense
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: nathan
» Description:

A recorded sound of the Dimensional Fork Gate.