[thelist] Flash Question

Peter Loron peterl at standingwave.org
Sat Feb 7 13:58:18 CST 2004

Ok, thanks to everybody that responded. I've got my elapsed time clock 
working, and I have almost everything else sorted out too. At this 
point, the animation intermittently displays a movie clip in a random 
location on the stage. That works fine.

What I'd like to be able to do is have the stage be dynamically 
resizable by the user. Right now, I'm using a 640x480 stage, which is 
ok, but looks silly when displayed in a fullscreened browser on a 
1280x1024 monitor. I'd like the stage to dynamically expand to fit the 
browser window (even after the movie loads). Can this be done? I dug 
through the tutorials on FlashKit, but didn't see an answer...



On Feb 4, 2004, at 4:06 PM, joe wrote:

> Hi Peter
> You could use the Date object:  When the movie loads, create a new
> Date() object and use it to grab the current time <my_date.getTime()>
> and then make a global function which grabs the current time each time
> it's called and updates your clock display by comparing the start time
> to the current time.  You can call your function every second using
> setInterval(function, 1000) where 1000 is one second.
> Hope this helps :)
> joe
> Peter Loron wrote:
>> Ok, sounds easy enough in concept. Any pointers on how to implement 
>> the clock part? Some text in the movie that I programmatically 
>> update?
>> Thanks!
>> -Pete
>> Rob Smith wrote:
>>> I've got an easier solution Pete
>>> Frame one: Start clock
>>> Frame two and on: Flash Movie
>>> LastFrame: goto and play (2)
>>> Rob
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