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Author: J. Dytrych

The Main ActionScript

The rest of the ActionScript needs to be executed every frame, or 36 times a second.

To do this we add this to the script we already have from the previous page:

this.onEnterFrame = function () {

This tests to see if numA is greater than 0, and if it is, subtracts 1:

if (numA > 0) {
numA -= 1;
}

The next part is the most important part of the script;

It tests to see if numA is less than or equal to 0, then adds 1 to the value of num, before adding the "num'th" letter of textArray to textOut2, and defining numA again as previously:

if (numA <= 0) {
num+=1;
textOut2+=textArray[num];
numA=random(variance);

}

This stores textOut2 in textOut, and adds cursorS on the end;

textOut=textOut2+cursorS;

The following code makes the cursor flash by adding 1 to flash every frame, and then, when it does, tests to see if flasher is true. If it is, it disables the cursor, and if it isn't it enables it, before closing off the code:

if (flash >= flashrate) {
if (flasher == true) {
flasher = false;
flash = 0;
cursorS="";
} else {
flasher = true;
flash = 0;
cursorS=cursor;
}
}
}

Now, all thats left to do is press Ctrl > Enter and watch as the text types itself!

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2009-08-14
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