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Finishing It Off

When you start dragging the slider, Flash is continually checking the 'X' value of the slider with the use of a loop.('X' is between 0 and 200). For example, if you have a 'min' of 0 and 'max' of 4, and 'X' was at 150....what would be the value of your slider?

Well.... 150 is 75% of 200. (X/200=0.75)
And since 'max' - 'min' is 4.... we have 5 possible values for the slider. (Including zero)
0.75 * 4 (or, 75% of 4) is.... 3. Thus the value of your slider would be 3

That's all the slider does. It figures out the percentage of the way across the slider bar it is, and multiplies that by the amount of possible values. (The last thing it also does is compensates for ranges that do not begin at zero.)

To understand it a little better, try changing the values of 'min' and 'max' and then running this again. Click on the first frame of the slider device layer and edit the drop down box on the stage that is highlighted. Click on frame 2 and edit the triangle slider. The variables, 'min' and 'max' are in frame 1.

Good luck and happy flashing!

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Added: 2000-05-25
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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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