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The Button - Frame 1

Now let's look at the button itself. This is where all the code is that makes the whole effect work. There are 5 frames. Only three have any real code in them. Frame 4 is just a loop and Frame 5 is a 'call' routine for converting to lowercase both the variables and also the user input for purpose of ignoring case sensitivity. Since this also may cause too many calculations at some point -- or because some people may want to disable the case insensitivity... it is also an option. There is a variable on the main timeline. Set it to either 0 or 1 depending if you want to be able to type 'OnLiNe' and have it find 'online' and 'Online' as correct results or not.

Frame 1: Initial Setup
In this frame we duplicate the buttons and set the text in them for the initial list. This is the only time we run this frame -- for the initial setup. (It also gets called again if you hit the Sort button in this demo, or if we ever need to reset the list completely... for instance, if the user deletes his input entirely.)
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Comment: hide original button object
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Here, we get rid of the initial object. It is not used except for creating duplicates.
Set Property ("button", X Position) = -1000
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Comment: Show ALL Links
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Set Variable: "q" = 0
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Added: 2000-05-01
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Flashjunkie is a self-professed obsessive addict of life. Due to the highly artistic nature required of an Art Director for an Ad agency, he took up Flash to add some math to his diet
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