How can I calculate and display the clock?

Posted on 2003-03-11
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Last Modified: 2011-10-03
Hi, any idea how I can calculate the internal clock on the computer and display it in a flash movie?  Thanks.
Question by:mikeplur
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ocgstyles earned 200 total points
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Of course there are many ways to do this, here is one:

in frame 1 of the root timeline, I placed this script:

clock.onEnterFrame = function(){
     now = new Date();
     hh = now.getHours();
     mm = now.getMinutes();
     ss = now.getSeconds();
          ss = "0" + String(ss);
          mm = "0" + String(mm);
          hh -= 12;
          ampm = "PM";
          ampm = "AM";
     clock.time = hh + ":" + mm + ":" + ss + " " + ampm;

I added a movieclip to the stage, named clock.  Inside that movieclip is a dynamic textfield named time.  I posted a sample (MX version) at:




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