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Author: Siddharth

Create an Interval

Now, select the first frame of the Movie and open up the Actions Pane. Write the following:

setInterval(function()
{
_root.mouseX=_root._xmouse;
_root.mouseY=_root._ymouse;
},100);


Explanation

What the above code does is it sets an Interval as long as 100 milliseconds.

  • A function is declared inside the interval which stores the X and Y positions of the cursor to two variables mouseX and mouseY. This function is called every 100 milliseconds.
    _xmouse and _ymouse are two built-in properties through which we can get the position of the mouse pointer.

  • 100 milliseconds is the time interval for which the two variables mouseX and mouseY will preserve the values of the cursor's X and Y positions as trapped by the recent call to the function.

  • These values will be compared with the current X and Y positions of the mouse pointer. If the difference is not equal to 0 it will indicate that the mouse has moved.

This will become clear in the next step.
» Level Intermediate

Added: 2006-04-08
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