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  • Help: slowing-down a for loop???

    Title: Help: slowing-down a for loop???

    ¡Hola!

    My script:

    [quote]
    //Createstatictextfield:
    this.createTextField('static_txt',3,50,0,50,20);
    this.static_txt.text='ism';
    //
    //Createarray:
    varisms=['Natural','Postmodern','Surreal','Dada','Formal',' Real','Symbol','Expression','Futur','Ambigu'];
    //
    //Createtextfieldtodisplayabovearrayelements:
    this.createTextField('ism_txt',2,0,0,50,20);
    ism_txt.selectable=false;
    ism_txt.type='dynamic';
    ism_txt.text='------';
    //
    //Createmovieclipbutton:
    this.createEmptyMovieClip('ism_btn',1);
    //Addtextfield:
    this.ism_btn.createTextField('submit_txt',1,100,50 ,50,20);
    this.ism_btn.submit_txt.text='Submit';
    //
    //Buttonhandler:
    this.ism_btn.onRelease=function(){
    //Createforlooptocyclethrougharrayanddisplaycontents/elementssequentially:
    for(vari=0;i<isms.length;i++){
    trace('Nowexaminingelement:'+isms[i]);
    ism_txt.text=isms[i];
    }//Endforloop.
    };//Endismbuttonfunction.
    </CODE>

    How do I decrease the speed of the above 'for loop' each time it iterates?

    I would like the array elements to display in the (ism_txt) text box, starting really fast, slow down, and finally stopping/displaying last element of array in text box.

    Is that possible?

    Should I us setInterval?

    Obviously, I am a novice actionscripter... If I am going about this the wrong way, please let me know... maybe I should not be trying to do this all via AS?

    Anyway, any help would be appreciated.

    Cheers!
    Micky

  • #2
    I don't know how to do it in as but if you're familiar at all with flash, you can easily change your looping speed there via the fps (frames per second) box.

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    • #3
      Or you could easily insert ANOTHER for loop and adjust it for the time. In Flash, is there a WAIT command? I'm not a Flash programmer at all, but the scripting language sounds a lot like C or other compiled languages...

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      • #4
        You could probably use a timer, but I don't know how to do that in ActionScript. Case would know, but he has been very busy lately.

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        • #5
          Set it up as a function and set a variable to control the interval.

          here's a tutorial on intervals and functions

          http://www.kirupa.com/developer/acti...etinterval.htm.

          alter the variable by whatever at the end of your original script either by adding, subtracting or dividing is a nice way to achieve a 'slowdown' effect

          let me know how you get on




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