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Author: Ramsey Nasr

ActionScript (cont.):

Frame 1 ActionScript in detail:

stop( );                 Stops from moving across the timeline.

var test;                Creates a variable called 'test'

test = "4" + "4";        In Flash 5 ONLY this is used to contatinate string objects together

if(test == "44"){        If user has Flash 5 installed then this will be true.
                         In flash 5: "4" + "4" = "44";
                         In flash 4: "4" + "4" = "8"; (Flash 4 contatinates strings differently)
                         In flash 1,2,3; It will not make it this far

gotoAndStop("Passed");   Only if Flash 5 Actionscripting is detected will it go to 
                         the frame labelled "Passed", otherwise the user will be stuck 
                         on this page (index.html).

}                        Closes the 'if' block.

If the user is stuck on the 'index.html' page for at least 10sec (remember the meta tag above), it will forward them to our 'need_f.html' page that will notify the user to update their plugin AND it will even take them to the plugin page.

» Level Basic

Added: 2000-12-29
Rating: 7.95 Votes: 141
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» Author
I am currently employeed as a web developer, a teacher and have my own little company which I am just building. I teach Java programming and have just started to use Flash.
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