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    Hey folks. How do I make the time appear on a console in a designated spot? I want there to be no background and if it was possible to also display seconds, that would be awesome.

    J

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    Jason me again.

    do you know how to use the date object? probably the best way to handle that is to have some sort of two frame loop that creates a new date object and then a text box that displays it. you can set the text box to have no border or background easily enough then it's just a matter of getting the date object into a meaningfull format that you can display. Shouldn't be too hard.

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    resolved Hey D.M.

    I'm actually clueless here. Would you be willing to explain it in more detail? T'would be much appreciated.

    J

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    Alright.

    first thing is to set up a two frame loop. On frame two have this comand:
    gotoAndPlay(1);

    this will cause the movie to loop over two frames. Then you have to set up a variable for your date object, something like this:

    myDate = new Date(); /*this should be on frame one*/
    myTimeDisplay = myDate.getHours() + ":" + myDate.getMinutes() + ":" myDate.getSeconds(); /*this will give you the hours, minutes and seconds of the time according to the operating system that the flash player is running on*/

    Then all you need is a text box that has myTimeDisplay as the variable. That should work ok, let me know. The text box should span both frame one and two.


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