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Author: Kenny Bellew

Controlling the Volume Using the Arrow Keys


Fig. 09: Example of using arrow keys to control volume

If you wanted to control the volume with the right and left arrow keys, the following modifications to the above code could be made.

this.onEnterFrame = function () {
if (myLoopVolume<99) {fadeIn01=1}
if (myLoopVolume>1) {fadeOut01=1}
//Increase Volume with Right Arrow Key
if ( Key.isDown(Key.RIGHT) && fadeIn01 != 0) {
_root.myLoop.setVolume(myLoopVolume);
myLoopVolume=myLoopVolume+5;
if (myLoopVolume>99) {fadeIn01=0}
}
//Decrease Volume with Left Arrow Key
if (Key.isDown(Key.LEFT) && fadeOut01 != 0) {
_root.myLoop.setVolume(myLoopVolume);
myLoopVolume=myLoopVolume-5;
if (myLoopVolume<1) {fadeOut01=0;}
}
}

The Flash example in Fig. 09 also allows for the use of the Up and Down keys to control volume.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-08-13
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Kenny Bellew is a technical writer in Minneapolis, MN. He's currently interested in becoming involved in other writing-related Flash projects.
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