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Author: Ogier Schelvis | Website:

Ok I'm gonna make it brief...

In order to make the time & date appear in Flash you have to do the next:

First, make a dynamic text box. for the variable name, type in textdate. then, make it into a movieclip (F8). Right-click on it, and click edit. Make two layers inside the movieclip. Don't change the name on layer 1, but for layer 2, call it actions. On layer 1 (the one with the dynamic text box in it), make a frame (F5) on frame 2, and make two keyframes in the actions layer. On frame 1 on the actions layer, put in the following extremely long script.

function howlong(arg) {
if (length(arg)==1) {
arg = "0" + arg;
return arg;
else {
arg = arg;
return arg;
myDate = new Date();

hr = howlong(String(myDate.getHours()));
mnt = howlong(String(myDate.getMinutes()));

daytext = myDate.getDay();
dd = myDate.getDate();
mm = myDate.getMonth();
yyyy = myDate.getFullYear();

switch (daytext) {
case 0: daytext = "Sunday";
case 1: daytext = "Monday";
case 2: daytext = "Tuesday";
case 3: daytext = "Wednesday";
case 4: daytext = "Thursday";
case 5: daytext = "Friday";
case 6: daytext = "Saturday";

switch (mm) {
case 0: mm = "January";
case 1: mm = "February";
case 2: mm = "March";
case 3: mm = "April";
case 4: mm = "May";
case 5: mm = "June";
case 6: mm = "July";
case 7: mm = "August";
case 8: mm = "September";
case 9: mm = "October";
case 10: mm = "November";
case 11: mm = "December";

textdate = (hr + ":" + mnt + " - " + daytext + "," + dd + " " + mm + " " + yyyy)

On frame 2 of the actions layer, put in the following script.


That's it! If you speak a different language than english and would like it to be let's say in german then you have to change the month and the day names "December", "Sunday" etc. into the german words for it "December" becomes "Dezember" and "Sunday" becomes "Sonntag"!

Hope it works for you!


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Added: 2003-03-24
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