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Posted on 2003-11-05
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Hi. I wanted to create a slide show w/ AUTOPLAY function (which is actually my problem)
I'd appreciate a lot if someone of you could please write a simple short ActioScript script (used with a BUTTON) that would automaticaly change the frame in a period of time (Also w/ stop function if possible).

Thanks, really
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Rouneh earned 30 total points
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This should work if you're using Flash MX

--- Put this in your timeline ---
var skipInterval = 1000; // Delay before frame changes (in milliseconds)
function toggleAutoPlay() {
   if (autoPlayTimer != undefined)
      clearInterval(autoPlayTimer); // Turns off the timer if you click the button while autoplay is running
   else {
      autoPlayTimer = setInterval(
         function() { gotoAndStop((_root._currentframe < _root._totalframes)?_root._currentframe+1:1);},
         skipInterval
      ); // This bit sets the timer and makes sure to start at the beginning if you're at the last frame.
   }
}
stop();

--- Put this in your button ---
on(release) {
   toggleAutoPlay(); // You can click the same button to start and stop the autoplay sequence.
}

If you're not using Flash MX, however, things are a bit more complicated as there's no <setInterval> function in the earlier versions. Let me know if that's a problem.

Regards,
Rouneh
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