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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"
Second Frame:
Set Variable: "boxStatus" = "1"

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
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