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  1. #1
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    I was thinking about having two counters, one that would stop after 10 minutes and one that would continue.. The code i use is:

    onClipEvent (enterFrame) {
    currentTime = getTimer();
    elapsedTime = Math.round((currentTime - 30000 - startTime)/1000);
    mingone = elapsedTime;
    radiated = elapsedTime + "0%";
    }

    where "mingone" is the variable that is gonna continue and radiated is the one that should stop (at 100%..)

    any good suggestions on this issue?
    (it dont have to be multiple counters, just a way getting it to work..)


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    Hi

    your code looks hmm... how should i say it - strange i think the variable mingone is supposed hold the passed minutes right???

    Well here goes my code (using my minutes idea)

    onClipEvent (enterFrame) {
    currentTime = getTimer();
    elapsedTime = Math.round((currentTime - startTime)/60000);
    mingone = elapsedTime;
    radiated = (elapsedTime >= 10)? 10 + "0%" : elapsedTime + "0%";
    }

    This way your counter will continue but it will stop at 100%...
    i hope this works for u
    Yours
    HTD

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    thx, man, it worked great!

    if you have the time, could you quickly explain the code that you added?

    btw, the reason the "-30000" thing is there is that flash rounds it up, so when 30 secs have passed, it displays one minute..

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    About the "-30000" thing, you should probably use Math.floor() instead of Math.round(), eliminating the need for the -30000. Here's the three rounding functions of Flash explained:

    Math.round() -> Rounds to the closest integer
    Math.floor() -> Rounds to the closest integer that is less than or equal to the specified number
    Math.ceil() -> Rounds to the closest integer that is greater than or equal to the specified number

    Hope this helps.

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    Hi
    ok - here u go:

    (condition)? /*code if true*/ : /*code if false*/;

    o.k. in the brackets goes the condition (can be anything like in an if - statement), then the "?" just makes this work , then comes the code if your condition becomes true, then theres a ":" to seperate the code, because after that comes the code if your condition became false.

    this actually equals

    if (time > 10)
    text = "100%";
    else
    text = time + "0%";

    you see the code i used just requires one line... so this is normally used when the readability of code should be increased.

    have phun and keep on coding
    Yours
    HTD

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    Thx, both of you.. it helped me a lot.. :)

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