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Setting the Logic [The History Array] // Step 1

Ok, let's say we have a main flash movie and we are loading external movie clips as new "pages." In this example my main movie is called master.swf and my external movies are called page2.swf and page3.swf. Your files can be called whatever you want. The following code should live on frame 1 of your main flash movie.

//initalize the main flash piece - tell history we are on page 1 (the main movie)
_root.onPage1 = "yes"

//set referrer - this is used to tell the history where you came from once you get
//to the next page.
referrer = "page1";

//initialize the history object array and set position [0] to the 1st page of your 
//flash piece.
history = new Array();
history[0] = "page1";

Ok, pretty basic so far. We set two variables, onPage1 and referrer. The first tells the history object if we are on the page we started at; the second tells the next page you go to from where you came from. We also created a basic array and set the value of the first slot (history[0]) to "page1" -- being the "master" movie. Now, let's take a look at the meat of the code used to control the array.

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Added: 2001-12-21
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Easy 4 step history object for flash movies and externally loaded movie clips.
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