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Thread: Adressing _levels using variables? I'd love help!!

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    Hi you flash 5 actionscript experts around the world!

    How can I adress a _level with a variable?

    Expl: I like to define a variable n to adress a movie on _level n. but I don't know the syntax. (I only know the syntax for movieClips that is for example _level0["clip"+n]._x = ... and ["_level"+n].clip2 = ... doesn't work)

    I'll bake a cake for anyone with a helpful answer and send it even to brasilia if that answer would do the trick. HELP!

    .tobi.

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    read on flashgurus site that if you use _flash. it will address variables at any level. I've not tried it, but then again I'd probably trust him!

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    Hi swampy!

    thanks for the fast answer. but _flash doesn't work -> perhaps it adresses variables on all levels but not objects! do you have another idea? anyone else?

    by the way, what's the flashgurus url?

    .tobi.

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    Thank you again swampy!

    SO, IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WITH AN ANSWER, THAT'LL FIX MY PROBLEM?

    Help!

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    surely you can use the same syntax that refers to objects on the other levels.

    so _level1 refers to the timeline of level 1. if you load another swf into that level, you can address variables in its root by _level1.variablename. if you have a movie clip called 'cake' in that movie and a variable 'chocolate' defined in that MC, you could put:

    _level1.cake.chocolate = "lots";

    [some subliminal messaging there ]

    that should do it...

    have fun - n.

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    ups. I think we're talking about something different! I hoped to adress the level-number by a variable, not the objects in that level. So, how can I have a variable n that carries the levelnumber of the object to access?

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    ooops. I think you are right - sorry!

    try

    eval("_level" add levelNumber)

    that should do it


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    That's fine! ... as far as I only want to get variables and properties. ONE STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION! but what about changing properties using variable levels? like _leveln.stage._x = 345;

    So, if you find an answer for that, the mentioned cake will be yours!

    Thank you so far!

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    Hi...
    Adding to enemem previous post:

    on (release) {
    eval("_level"+n).myMc._x=345;
    }

    The above code targets the MC 'stageMc' and changes it's position to x=345.
    I set the variable 'n' to 2 elsewhere in the movie. The 'stageMc' resides on level2.

    Good luck.

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    YIPEE! That really saved my day after nine hours of trouble. So your the winner of the handmade cake, if you like to have it. It would be my pleasure! So, if you like, just mail the post-adress to tobistobi@hotmail.com. :-)

    Thank you,
    .tobi.

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    cake wars!

    I think I should have half the cake at least

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    Cake!

    Hi..
    Fair enough enemem, I'll except half as long as long as I get the half with the most icing on it.

    Cheers.


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    hmmm. not too keen on icing myself.
    so what if you just have the icing and I get the rest???

    sound fair to you?

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    hi you two!

    so, don't you argue! You really saved my live, both. And I promised a cake to the one, who helped me. ok. so there we are. what about two cakes? I mean two small cakes... your turn guys, it's just a offer -- ... that's gonna be a long weekend!

    .tobi.

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    hey tobi -

    you are too nice
    don't you have any more questions that you want answered????

    'tis okay - Marx can have the cake, I just fancied a bit of a debate...

    + where I live at the moment the post is very unreliable to say the least (about 10% comes through unopened - just the bills really ), so probably not the best idea to send it to me... [you can send me a picture of it if you really do bake it]

    it's a sweet offer though!

    Marx: let me know how it tasted!

    see you - n.






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