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# make objects disapear when hit

Posted on 2001-06-19
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I am having trouble with Visual basic 6 I have a ball that bounces around the screen, but i want the ball to hit an object and i want that object to disapear and rebound the ball.  How do you do this and is it possible to e-mail me the code on how to do this.  Thank you
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Use the set visible to false property of the object you wish to hide. You need to know the x y corrdinates of the objects that are avaiable.
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If you use a square, it's a lot easier to have it "bounce" because the boundaries are linear instead of arched.

If the object being hit is at rectangle (0,0)-(100,100) and the "ball" is at (200,200)-(210,210) traveling at a 45-degree up and left one pixel at a time, then 100 pixels later it will be at (100,100)-(110,110).

Assuming that your ball is a picturebox, the above properties will be defined as:

ball.left=100
ball.top=100
ball.width=11
ball.height=11
BallRight=ball.left+ball.width-1
BallBottom=ball.top+ball.height-1

Similarly, if the other objcet is a picturebox, its properties will be:

wall.left=0
wall.top=0
wall.width=101
wall.height=101
wallRight=wall.left+wall.width-1
wallBottom=wall.top+wall.height-1

After each move of either object (or before, depending on how you want to code it), check to see if the perimeter of one has crossed the perimeter of the other:

if (ball.left > wall.left and ball.left < wallRight)
or (ballRight > wall.left and ballRight < wallRight) then
' the horizontal coordinates overlaps; check vertical
if (ball.top > wall.top and ball.top < wallBottom)
or (ballBottom > wall.top and ballBottom < wallBottom) then
msgbox "We have a collision!"
wall.visible = false
endif
endif

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