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Hi, I'm looking for a simple solution to randomly display an image in Flash each time the browser loads.

Also, I would like to know how I can limit a movie to play on the home page only once per browser session.

Thanks for your help!
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>Hi, I'm looking for a simple solution to randomly display an image in Flash each time the browser loads.

suppose you've got a "images" folder with this content:

pic1.jpg, pic2.jpg, pic3.jpg, pic4.jpg.... pic20.jpg

where you want to display your picture, create an empty movieclip, with "loader" instance name.
then, in the same frame, drop this code:

loader.loadMovie("images/pic" + (random(20) + 1) + ".jpg");

>Also, I would like to know how I can limit a movie to play on the home page only once per browser session.

it dipends on the server side language supported by your web hoster. anyway, you can do it something similar with javascript and cookies:

sample1: http://flash-mx.html.it/guide/swf/negatyve_javascript/introCookies/getURL/intro.html
source1: http://flash-mx.html.it/guide/zip/negatyve_javascript/cookieGetURL.zip
sample2: http://flash-mx.html.it/guide/swf/negatyve_javascript/introCookies/GotoFrame/filmato.html
source2: http://flash-mx.html.it/guide/zip/negatyve_javascript/cookieGotoFrame.zip
sample3: http://flash-mx.html.it/guide/swf/negatyve_javascript/introCookies/LoadMovie/intro.html
source3: http://flash-mx.html.it/guide/zip/negatyve_javascript/cookieLoadMovie.zip
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by:gangsidestep
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Hey I want to do the same thing as above but taking pictures from a php file
can you help??
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