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Author: Mirza Hatipovic

The

_global
object, introduced in Flash MX, finally provides an elegant way to create global varialbes and functions visible on all timelines. As mentioned earlier,
_global
is an object and adding properties to the
_global
object means that we are adding global variables visible on all timelines. Here's a sample declaration:

_global.name = "yo";

Now the variable is available to all timelines. If we want to retrieve the value of the variable, we need to write only

name
not
_global.name
.

The same means for global functions:

_global.sayMyName = function () {

    trace("Mirza");

}

Now you can use

sayMyName()
like other global functions
duplicateMovieClip()
,
attachMovie()
or
play()
.

Cao
Mirza

» Level Basic

Added: 2003-07-28
Rating: 7 Votes: 16
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Mirza Hatipovic, freelance developer from Bosnia and Hercegovina.
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