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


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.


-- 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
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Mike Lyda is a Flash Developer and a sculptor.
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