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  1. #1

    problem with array

    dear all

    i am creating an interactive calendar in flash. I have created an array for the months as follows:

    var monthArray = ["september", "october", "november", "december", "january", "february", "march", "april", "may", "june", "july", "august"];

    I have some movieclips called september_mc, october_mc etc...
    I am trying to set the visibility of the movieclips to 0, using the following code:

    for (x=0; x<13; x++) {
    setProperty ("_root." add monthArray(x) add "_mc", _visible, "0");
    }

    it is not working. Any ideas?

    any help would be much appreciated.
    chris richmond

  2. #2
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    How about this? It uses more current syntax, don't know if that's a problem with older players.

    Code:
     total = monthArray.length 
     for ( var i = 0 ; i < total ; i++ ){
    	 mcName = monthArray[i] + "_mc"  ;
    	 this[ mcName ]._visible =  false ;

    Maybe this helps?
    Pauline

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    Try this:
    Code:
    for (x = 0; x < 13; x++) {
    _root[monthArray[x] + "_mc"]._visible = false;
    }
    Last edited by garbage; 08-13-2003 at 09:39 AM.
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  4. #4

    thanx very much

    both solutions work

    much appreciated

    chris
    chris richmond

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