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Author: Eddie Carrol | Website: http://www.flashkit.com

Finishing it Off

Once that is all complete we need to tell the movie to stop at each state and set the variable "boxStatus" to reflect real-time nature of the switch (1 = on, 0 = off) then wait for the next click. This allows your movie clip to hold state information which the rest of your movie can access. Create a new layer to hold the actions in the Movie Clip timeline.

Next select the keyframe, choose Modify > Frame then click on the actions tab. The actions I used are as follows.

First Frame:
Set Variable: "boxStatus" = "0"
Stop
Second Frame:
Set Variable: "boxStatus" = "1"
Stop

Now your movie is essentially complete. All you have to do is drag your movie clip on to the stage and continue building your project!!

Good luck and Happy Flashing!

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Added: 2000-03-31
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Eddie is one of the principles of the niche information and technology firm, Caddy Fusion Group. He is also the co-author of a up and coming Flash book and the former Content Editor of Flashkit.com
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