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1)I have a simple form
2) I have a symbol (movie clip)

when the user types a number into the form and presses "Submit"
 like:
  ___
 |___|    How many do you want?

 Submit

it creates n... copies of the symbol. How can I do this? Oh by the way each movie clip will contain a row (array of variables) from an SQL query in my CGI script - that part I've got working believe it or not, heheh!

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RoyKruyshaar earned 800 total points
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Hi Bobkatz,

Well, here we go.

Your movie clip must have a instance-name like 'mc' in my example.

Then, under the actions tab of your button the following script:

On (Release)
  Set Variable: "i" = "0"
    Loop While (i < n)
      Duplicate Movie Clip ("mc", "mc&i", i)
      Set Variable: "i" = i+1
    End Loop
End On

n is here the name of the textfield i used for the numer of movie-clips i want to create.
i is just a variable for counting the movieclips

Well, good luck with it, when you have further question, please feel free to ask.

Bye,

Roy
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by:RoyKruyshaar
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Whoops, sorry, TypeMisMatch
This is the right code:

On (Release)
  Set Variable: "i" = "0"
  Loop While (i < n)
    Duplicate Movie Clip ("mc", "mc"&i, i)
    Set Variable: "i" = i+1
  End Loop
End On

Good luck again.

Roy
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by:bobkatz
ID: 2687720
I was not able to get Flash instance properties actions box to accept - "mc"&i on line 4 of your example.

Thanks
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by:bobkatz
ID: 2687728
I was not able to get Flash instance properties actions box to accept - "mc"&i on line 4 of your example.

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by:bobkatz
ID: 2687755
Ok - sorry had a little glich in the "On Release" statement - I didn't know it evaluated the enitire statement so I was missing a line =) I will try to get it to work now.

I should have told you that these clips need to stack one under the other. and so I guess I'll have to give each one a new x, y, offset yes?

I only have 200 points but they're yours once I get this running (probably worth more, hehe). Or-
can I award more pints than I have?
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by:RoyKruyshaar
ID: 2687806
The clips have all thge same coordinates.
You can change the coordinates by the following code:

On (Release)
  Set Variable: "Xas" = "0"
  Set Variable: "Yas" = "50"
  Set Variable: "i" = "0"
  Loop While (i < n)
    Duplicate Movie Clip ("mc", "mc"&i, i)
    Set Property ("mc"&i, X Position) = Xas
    Set Property ("mc"&i, Y Position) = Yas
    Set Variable: "Xas" = Xas+20
    Set Variable: "Yas" = Yas+20
    Set Variable: "i" = i+1
  End Loop
End On

Well, again good luck and thank you in advance for the points.
Please give me your url on GeneralFailure@Cheerful.com when you finished your project.
Well, again good luck and thank you in advance for the points.

Roy
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by:RoyKruyshaar
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How are you doing so far? Any Questions?

Good Luck,

Roy
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by:bobkatz
ID: 2704340
Adjusted points from 100 to 200
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by:bobkatz
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Yeah - I had some trouble getting back to my question area here. Couldn't locate the login screen. I work from about four machines but keeping my bookmarks up to date is still a challenge, hehheh. Here are the points (don't know how I get more but I'll cross that bridge . . .)

Oh yeah, also I was able to do it using the height of the movie clip for the Y offset. That way if I change the size later I don't have to recode that section and -  it's reuseable in another application! Kewl! I loooove Flash. HTML is officially dead! (Except as a wrapper!)

thanks again,

Rob
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