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Author: Morten Barslund | Website: http://www.hhbk.subnet.dk/GotCha.html

Initialising our Environment

In frame 2, you’ll find the following actions:

Set Variable: "colnum" = 1 
Set Variable: "startnum" = 1 
Set Variable: "endnum" = 19 
Set Variable: "numberofItems" = 19 
Set Variable: "mouseposX" = Int ( GetProperty ( "../dragscale", _x ) ) 
Set Variable: "mouseposY" = Int ( GetProperty ( "../dragscale", _y ) ) 
Set Variable: "i" = startnum 
Set Variable: "m" = startnum+1 
Set Variable: "filledSpace" = 0 
Set Variable: "gapspace" = 0 

If (myInit = FALSE) 
    Comment: on first run make an array of all the text Y Pos. 
    Loop While (i <= endnum) 
        Set Variable: "textY" & i = GetProperty ("text" & i, _y ) 
        Set Variable: "i" = i + 1 
    End Loop 
    Set Variable: "i" = startnum 
    Set Variable: "myInit" = TRUE 
End If 

Set Variable: "boundleft" = GetProperty ("../boundbox" & colnum, _x) 
Set Variable: "boundright" = boundleft + GetProperty ("../boundbox" & colnum, _width) 
Set Variable: "boundtop" =  GetProperty ("../boundbox" & colnum, _y) 
Set Variable: "boundbottom" = boundtop + GetProperty ("../boundbox" & colnum,_height) 
» Level Advanced

Added: 2000-12-27
Rating: 8.97 Votes: 237
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The author wrote this tutorial to explain the infamous effect originally created by Joshua Davis of www.praystation.com. The tutorial was written with his personal permission and the source is simply a modification of the file available at PrayStation.com.
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