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  1. Excellent! Thank you. That's a big help, I'm...

    Excellent! Thank you. That's a big help, I'm about 90% of the way to where I want to be now.
    Wish my maths was as good!
    Cheers

    Barry
  2. Maths help needed: calculate coordinates of equilateral triangle

    http://e-st.glam.ac.uk/simulationgames/triangle/triangle.png

    Above is a diagram to help people understand what I'm looking for.

    Ultimately, what I want to be able to do is draw a nice curve on...
  3. Alien Worlds: Shedding light on our unearthly universe

    Hi,

    I've just completed a website called Alien Worlds. The site is home to a series of seven Flash animations created for the University of Glamorgan which explain various celestial phenomena such...
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    Keyone I agree with you. A site can be cool and...

    Keyone I agree with you. A site can be cool and s**t at the same time. The important thing is to understand what is cool and/or s**t about a site so that you may learn from it.

    Rather than getting...
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    Who mentioned IDEOLOGY? All I'm advocating (NOT...

    Who mentioned IDEOLOGY? All I'm advocating (NOT pushing) is that people recognise the strengths and weaknesses of a site like Ms Dewey, rather than blindly falling before it in worship.



    I'm...
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    I hope you are not suggesting that a site can't...

    I hope you are not suggesting that a site can't be practical, usable AND cool.
    If you read my post again you'll see that I praised the site. What I objected to was the inordinate amount of praise it...
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    Why does this site keep coming up in the...

    Why does this site keep coming up in the newsletter as a featured site? It has novelty value, excellent production values and alot of time has obviously been lavished on it, BUT as a functional...
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    Poll: Woooaahh... calm down there buddy boy! We don't...

    Woooaahh... calm down there buddy boy! We don't allow profanity here... even if it is starred! Do it again and you're banned.

    OK fair enough, no arguements about the swearing rule. Please accept...
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    Get this book: Actionscripting in Flash MX by...

    Get this book:

    Actionscripting in Flash MX by Phillip Kerman.

    It only covers AS1 as it was written before MX 2004, but it's the best book on programming Flash around.
    It takes you gradually...
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    AS2 class shared object problems

    This problem is driving me up the wall!!!

    I'm building a chat application using AS2 and OOP for the client side. In particular I'm using the MVC design pattern as seen in the Essential AS2 book.
    ...
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    Hey Tupps, Your example works fine, but it is...

    Hey Tupps,

    Your example works fine, but it is not best practice. In tagging the sentence as you have, you have destroyed the xml structure of your document.
    The structure of the document should...
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    No problemo. There is a way around your...

    No problemo.

    There is a way around your problem, but it's not easy and sadly I don't how to do it exactly.

    The answer is though to use an XSLT transform on your xml feed. Basically you take the...
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    Hiya If you want to use HTML formatting in...

    Hiya

    If you want to use HTML formatting in your XML document then you need to use CDATA tags (ignore that it says PHP, it isn't PHP, I just had to tag it like that to get the code to display in...
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    Skierbit, below is the majority of an e-mail I...

    Skierbit, below is the majority of an e-mail I sent to my colleagues recently advising them of troubles with the 'Textarea' component.

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    There are issues regarding the new MX 2004...
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    Thanks for your reply skierbit I worked out...

    Thanks for your reply skierbit

    I worked out the problem the next day almost by chance. I had the code as:

    _root.question_mc.insScroll_mc.setScrollTarget("_root.question_mc.ins_txt");


    But...
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    attaching scrollbar from library

    Hi

    I'm trying to use the Flash MX scrollbar in MX 2004 but I am having problems with it. If you are wondering why I don't use the MX 2004 textarea component, it is because it is pants and has more...
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    textarea component problems

    Hi there,

    I've just made the switch to MX 2004 and so far I'm distinctly underwhelmed by the new version; within minutes I have run into problems with the new v2 textarea component.

    My problem...
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    Just thought I'd let you know I solved my...

    Just thought I'd let you know I solved my problem. Well actually I just thought of another way to attack it which achieves the same thing.
    Here's the code for randomizing an array in place:
    ...
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    Hi again I removed the var command from the...

    Hi again

    I removed the var command from the line var temp_array. Though a sensible thing to do it didn't have any effect as I could trace temp_array in the function before and after removing the...
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    Thanks for your reply marshdabeachy. You...

    Thanks for your reply marshdabeachy.

    You guessed correct the content is dynamic, its drawn from an xml doc and what I refered to as lopLevel_array is 8 or 9D array (i've lost count now) in my app....
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    dynamic slot in array

    Hi

    I've got a problem that's got me perplexed.

    I have an array with many levels eg:

    array1(stuff,stuff,stuff)
    array2(stuff,stuff,stuff)
    array3(stuff,stuff,stuff)
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    Hi gmc It's nice to know I'm not alone in my...

    Hi gmc

    It's nice to know I'm not alone in my troubles at least.

    lets hope someone out there has a solution.

    Ta


    Barry
  23. what happened to flashcomstudio.com?

    Does anybody out there know what has happened to flashcomstudio.com?
    They seem to have disapeared without trace or warning? I was using their service, which while it was there was good, but now it's...
  24. selectable text and textfield format problems

    Hi,

    This is a curious problem I've encountered. Allow me to explain.

    I discovered the first bug while doing some test work in Flash MX2004 Pro. I was creating a textfield that had formatting...
  25. Integrating Flash with Questionmark Perception

    Hello,

    Does anybody out there know anything about integrating Flash with Questionmark Perception?
    (For those who don't know Perception is a application for delivering questionaires through a web...
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