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Thread: [RESOLVED] AS2 Age Verification Help (Flash CS5)

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    resolved [RESOLVED] AS2 Age Verification Help (Flash CS5)

    Hello everyone, recently I built a site using AS2 as that is what I used when I first learned flash (I have yet to learn AS3).

    Most of the site is complete except for one thing. I need to use some sort of Age Verification method to access one section of the site. I would prefer using combo boxes but anything will work fine. I have already searched this site, and while I found a few entries for the same thing none were complete. Finding anything on the net for this in general has been pretty impossible other than for AS3.

    If you have any information or tutorials that could help with this it would be greatly appreciated.

    Here is what little code I have been able to piece together from other posts:
    Action Layer Code:
    Code:
    stop ();
    mon = userMonth.selectedItem;
    day = userDay.selectedItem;
    year = userYear.selectedItem;
    birthDate = new Date(year,mon,day);
    todayDate = new Date();
    elapsedYears = todayDate.getYear()-birthDate.getYear();
    trace("Your birthday is "+userMonth.value+" "+userDay.value+" "+userYear.value);
    
    //Month combobox listener
    userMonthListener = new Object();
    userMonthListener.change = function(eventObj) {
    	var eventSource = eventObj.target;
    	var theSelectedItem = eventSource.selectedItem;
    	var theSelectedItemLabel = theSelectedItem.label;
    	trace("You selected "+theSelectedItemLabel+".");
    };
    userMonth.addEventListener("change", userMonthListener);
    
    //Month create the items
    var item1 = {label:"January", data:01};
    var item2 = {label:"February", data:02};
    var item3 = {label:"March", data:03};
    var item4 = {label:"April", data:04};
    var item5 = {label:"May", data:05};
    var item6 = {label:"June", data:06};
    var item7 = {label:"July", data:07};
    var item8 = {label:"August", data:08};
    var item9 = {label:"September", data:09};
    var item10 = {label:"October", data:10};
    var item11 = {label:"November", data:11};
    var item12 = {label:"December", data:12};
    
    //Month populate the list box
    userMonth.addItem(item1);
    userMonth.addItem(item2);
    userMonth.addItem(item3);
    userMonth.addItem(item4);
    userMonth.addItem(item5);
    userMonth.addItem(item6);
    userMonth.addItem(item7);
    userMonth.addItem(item8);
    userMonth.addItem(item9);
    userMonth.addItem(item10);
    userMonth.addItem(item11);
    userMonth.addItem(item12);
    
    //Day combobox listener
    userDayListener = new Object();
    userDayListener.change = function(eventObj) {
    	var eventSource = eventObj.target;
    	var theSelectedItem = eventSource.selectedItem;
    	var theSelectedItemLabel = theSelectedItem.label;
    	trace("You selected "+theSelectedItemLabel+".");
    };
    userDay.addEventListener("change", userDayListener);
    
    //Day populate combobox
    for (var day:Number = 0; day<=30; day++) {
    	userDay.addItem({label: (day+1).toString(), data:day});
    }
    
    //Year combobox listener
    userYearListener = new Object();
    userYearListener.change = function(eventObj) {
    	var eventSource = eventObj.target;
    	var theSelectedItem = eventSource.selectedItem;
    	var theSelectedItemLabel = theSelectedItem.label;
    	trace("You selected "+theSelectedItemLabel+".");
    };
    userYear.addEventListener("change", userYearListener);
    
    //Year populate combobox
    for (var year:Number = 1914; year<=1989; year++) {
    	userYear.addItem({label: (year+1).toString(), data:year});
    }
    
    // no delay in comboboxes
    var foo = userMonth.dropdown;
    var foo = userDay.dropdown;
    var foo = userYear.dropdown;
    
    //Set up Button component
    checkerListener = new Object();
    checkerListener.click = function() {
    	if ((todayDate.getMonth()<birthDate.getMonth() || (todayDate.getMonth() == birthDate.getMonth() && todayDate.getDate()<birthDate.getDate()))) {
    		elapsedYears--;
    	}
    	trace("Age of user: "+elapsedYears);
    	if (elapsedYears>=21) {
    
    		// pass
    
    		gotoAndStop(59);
    
    	} else {
    
    		// fail
    
    		gotoAndStop(49);
    
    	}
    
    };
    
    checker.addEventListener("click", checkerListener);
    Button Code (Instance name: checker):
    Code:
    on (release) {
    
    	if ((todayDate.getMonth()<birthDate.getMonth() || (todayDate.getMonth() == birthDate.getMonth() && todayDate.getDate()<birthDate.getDate()))) {
    
    		elapsedYears--;
    
    	}
    
    	trace("Age of user: "+elapsedYears);
    
    	if (elapsedYears>=21) {
    
    		// pass
    
    		gotoAndStop(59);
    
    	} else {
    
    		// fail
    
    		gotoAndStop(49);
    
    	}
    
    }
    All of the combo boxes lables start with the subjec ("Month" for example) then listed entries.
    Instance name for combo boxes:
    userMonth
    userDay
    userYear

    If you could use any more information please let me know.

    Thank you in advance.

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    all you would need to do is:

    have a hard coded date (the date everyone needs to be OLDER than)

    and then check the user input date to see if its over/under the hard coded date..yes?



    what part(s) are you having trouble with?

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    Thank you for responding whispers. If I understand you correctly a hard coded date could work if I was able to update the site code myself daily.

    As in today if everyone has to be born on/before 07/23/1992 as the hard coded date, but then unless I update the code tomorrow anyone born 07/24/1992 and later wont be able to log on. Therefor I need the code to use the computers clock or something in order to get the correct date for the age.

    Unfortunately, my coding knowledge isn't that advanced to get this working and finding the information to do so has been quite difficult. If you have advice or ideas I would appreciate it.

    Thanks

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    PHP Code:
    var age_limit:Number 18;//years
    var today_date:Date = new Date();
    var 
    year_limit today_date.getFullYear()-age_limit;

    var 
    my_birth_year 1990;
    trace(year_limit);

    if (
    my_birth_year<=year_limit) {
        
    trace("Welcome");
    } else {
        
    trace("Not allowed");

    Hope this will help.



    arkitx

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    just like arktix says...

    just grab a date.. and use a hardcoded value (18 years) to compare the user age/date against..


    example (using combo boxes as input from the user)

    Code:
    //create a new date instance
    var today_date:Date = new Date();
    
    //month array
    var monthArray:Array = new Array("January", "February", "March", "April", "May", "June", "July", "August", "September", "October", "November", "December");
    
    //populate month combobox
    for (i = 0; i < 12; i++) {
    	month_cb.addItem({data:(i), label:monthArray[i]});
    }
    //populate date combobox
    for (i = 0; i < 31; i++) {
    	day_cb.addItem({data:(i + 1), label:(i + 1)});
    }
    //populate year combobox
    //trace("FULL YEAR: "+today_date.getFullYear());
    for (i = (today_date.getFullYear() ); i > (today_date.getFullYear() - 110); i--) {
    	year_cb.addItem({data:i, label:i});
    }
    
    verify_btn.onPress = function(){
    	//cb entered info
    	var userMonth = month_cb.selectedItem.data;
    	var userDate = day_cb.selectedItem.data;
    	var userYear = year_cb.selectedItem.data;
    	//user date
    	var user_date:Date = new Date(userYear, userMonth, userDate);	
    	//increased date:
        var olderThan_date:Date = new Date(today_date.getFullYear() - 18, today_date.getMonth(), today_date.getDate());
    	
    	//compare dates
    	if(user_date > olderThan_date){
    		trace("NOT OLD ENOUGH");
    		//do whatever
    	}else{
    		trace("OLD ENOUGH");
    		//do whatever
    	}
    	
    }
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    Awsome that will work perfect.

    Thank you very much for your help whispers and arkitx.

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