Re: [Flashcoders] gotoAnd* stopped working today?!?!?!?!?!?

2005-10-26 Thread Marc Hoffman
Also try commenting out all the code and calling the goto action from a button, so you can see if it's a timing issue. And make sure the frame label exists and isn't duplicated by another instance or label name in the movie. - Marc At 11:17 AM 10/26/2005, you wrote: Try commenting out all

[Flashcoders] Double line returns when reading vars.txt file

2005-11-11 Thread Marc Hoffman
I need help getting a text field to do single line-spacing under an odd circumstance. I'm using LoadVars to read a txt file that my non-programmer client will maintain on his site. To make it more readable for him, I have it formatted like this: ---

Re: [Flashcoders] Double line returns when reading vars.txt file

2005-11-11 Thread Marc Hoffman
('\r\n').join('\n'); It's an ok solution if you don't have too much text. Helen Marc Hoffman wrote: This gets displayed in a text field. Problem is, Flash is double-spacing every carriage return. ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Double line returns when reading vars.txt file

2005-11-12 Thread Marc Hoffman
possible :-). -- Best regards, Gregory_GOusable http://GOusable.com Flash components development. Usability services. On 11/12/05, Marc Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I need help getting a text field to do single line-spacing under an odd circumstance. I'm

[Flashcoders] convert mail form from HTML to Flash

2005-11-17 Thread Marc Hoffman
I need to convert a currently-working webmail form from html to Flash. I've created Flash webmail forms sending to ASP, but I'm not able to figure it out in this case. Maybe in part because it was built in FrontPage :) The current html page uses this, which works: form method=POST

Re: [Flashcoders] detecting when mouse goes outside of the flash

2005-11-23 Thread Marc Hoffman
I never found a good solution, either, without using code in the HTML page. I even tried setting a clip to look for the mouse and execute a function if the mouse wasn't found, but that failed (for reasons you explain). If you can keep your buttons away from the edges of the movie, you can use

Re: [Flashcoders] detecting when mouse goes outside of the flash

2005-11-23 Thread Marc Hoffman
A 1-pixel wide area is not likely to capture a rollOver. Here's a .swf to test how wide a button needs to be to capture a rollOver: http://www.dartfrogmedia.com/buttonTest - Marc At 10:42 AM 11/23/2005, you wrote: I'd suggest to use 1-pixel frame (maybe invisible) movieclip. Even better - 2

Re: [Flashcoders] ScrollPane of buttons_ Not

2005-11-26 Thread Marc Hoffman
The way i set it up, the scrollPane content path is pointed to the linkage identifier of a movie clip in the library. That movie clip has code in the first frame to create empty movie clips that load the content I want (in this case, an array of jpegs from the web server). As you create the

Re: [Flashcoders] Weird image problem

2005-11-30 Thread Marc Hoffman
Wouter, Have you tried the suggestions I made less than 1 hour ago when you posted to FlashNewbie? It's considered poor netiquette to cross-post, as you take up the time of people who may not realize you've already gotten a reply elsewhere. -Marc At 09:11 AM 11/30/2005, you wrote: Hey

RE: [Flashcoders] Recursive Loop showing all items

2005-12-01 Thread Marc Hoffman
Jay, If you got this to work, could you send me the code? I can't make it work even when doing the obvious clean-up to the line breaks and changing naming conventions to AS2 (e.g. Boolean rather than boolean). Thanks, Marc At 04:39 PM 12/1/2005, you wrote: Ok, this may be a first. I'm

[Flashcoders] Assign an ASFunction with inline image?

2005-12-15 Thread Marc Hoffman
I have some text read in from xml that includes an inline image. I can pad the image and a few words after it with an a href = 'asfunction,arg'.../a. The function is successfully called when I click on the text. When I click on the image I get nothing, although the hand cursor shows for the

[Flashcoders] Never Mind (was: Assign an ASFunction with inline image?)

2005-12-15 Thread Marc Hoffman
not sure why, but when I tried it again it started working for me just to pad the image with a href = 'asfunction:arg'.../a. At 01:31 PM 12/15/2005, you wrote: I have some text read in from xml that includes an inline image. I can pad the image and a few words after it with an a href =

Re: [Flashcoders] Reopen: vertical aligned dynamic text

2005-12-16 Thread Marc Hoffman
Make sure the characters are embedded. At 09:44 AM 12/16/2005, you wrote: The tween is a simple motion. (move from one position to another (x1,y1) -- (x2, y1) of course with the help of flash ide). And I do the alignment after the assignment since I need the myTextField.textHeight. But still,

Re: [Flashcoders] duplicateMovieClip question

2006-01-04 Thread Marc Hoffman
Johan, The list does not accept attachments, so your gifs didn't come through. It isn't clear to me what kind of rotation you're looking for -- the same applied to every clip, or something else. Please post the gifs to a URL, or send a more thorough description of what you need to happen.

Re: [Flashcoders] Fullscreen Flash issue

2006-01-16 Thread Marc Hoffman
not sure why, but try putting Stage properties in a new variable that doesn't get reset when repositioning the object: theWidth=Stage.width/2; theHeight=Stage.height-70; siteLogo._x = theWidth; siteLogo._y = theHeight; - Marc At 10:34 AM 1/16/2006, you wrote: I am working on a fullscreen

[Flashcoders] Php data exchange worked in F7, breaks in F8

2006-01-16 Thread Marc Hoffman
on the server? If so, what and where? Do I need to set permissions in the Flash movies? If so, in just the root movie or in all loaded movies? Anything else? thanks, Marc Hoffman ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http

[Flashcoders] (Repost) Php data exchange worked in F7, breaks in F8

2006-01-17 Thread Marc Hoffman
? thanks, Marc Hoffman ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

[Flashcoders] (Re-re-post) Desperate Plea for HELP: Php data exchange worked in F7, breaks in F8

2006-01-19 Thread Marc Hoffman
to put them? Do I need to set permissions in the Flash movies? If so, in just the root movie or in all loaded movies? What is the necessary code? Anything else? thanks, Marc Hoffman ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: SV: SV: [Flashcoders] Microsoft Sparkle

2006-01-25 Thread Marc Hoffman
I'd have to agree with elibol. And, just as a reminder, here are some famously wrong expert predictions about what would or wouldn't happen in our industry:Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons. -- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949 I think

RE: [Flashcoders] checking combinations

2006-01-25 Thread Marc Hoffman
You can also use: combo=0; if(a){combo+=1000;} if(b){combo+=100;} if(c){combo+=10;} if(d){combo+=1;} Then convert combo to a string and check the character at each position ( charAt(0), charAt(1), etc.) for a one or zero, which will tell you if the associated variable is true or false.

[Flashcoders] Player Sub-Version Differences?

2006-01-30 Thread Marc Hoffman
and modifying security (allow domain) settings in the swf's, but no luck so far (possibly my syntax was wrong, though). I'm hoping that learning the differences between these two subversions will provide a solution. Mike Chambers (or other MM reps) are you out there? thanks, Marc Hoffman

Re: [Flashcoders] Player Sub-Version Differences?

2006-01-30 Thread Marc Hoffman
Thank you, John! Your suggestions look promising for sorting this out. -Marc At 11:27 AM 1/30/2006, you wrote: Marc Hoffman wrote: I need to know what changes were made to the Flash Player between versions 7.0.19.0 and 7.0.61.0. Mike Chambers (or other MM reps) are you out there? Hi Marc

Re: [Flashcoders] Noise Cancelling in Flash

2006-01-31 Thread Marc Hoffman
hi Steve, Man, I feel your pain! No purely Flash solution I know of, but you can use Flash to: 1) createEmptyMovieClip 2) using drawing methods, draw a 1-inch square rectangle 3) repeat to draw a second square 4) using the print methods, print the two squares Then comes the manual portion:

[Flashcoders] mp3 not playing in I.E. 6

2006-02-13 Thread Marc Hoffman
I've seen some discussion of this in the archives, but nothing conclusive. My Flash 8 movie creates a sound object and uses loadSound (dynamicFilename,true) to play any of a number of mp3 files off the server. Works fine locally and in Netscape but breaks in I.E. when played via the web.

Re: [Flashcoders] mp3 not playing in I.E. 6

2006-02-13 Thread Marc Hoffman
. It should only take a sec. Test it out and see if it helps. if not, try creating a seperate fla for testing just this one issue. see what that does. if it still a bug in IE i would like to see that test fla. Aaron Marc Hoffman wrote: Hi Aaron, The sounds are 5 seconds or less

RE: [Flashcoders] htmlText + rollover

2006-02-14 Thread Marc Hoffman
I haven't done this before, but seems to me that you could locate the coordinates of a specific string in a text field, create an invisible movie clip that overlays the text, and assign a rollOver function to the clip. Anybody have experience with this? Last time I had to do it, we just made

Re: [Flashcoders] Load centered images in movie clip - Heeelp!

2006-02-15 Thread Marc Hoffman
See movieClipLoader in the help files for actual examples. -Marc At 10:22 AM 2/15/2006, you wrote: Remember, im a semi-noob (or real noob, if you wich... :)), i dont have a clue where to put this codes... Rodrigo. - Original Message - From: Ramon Tayag [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: [Flashcoders] Making the text centered vertically in a combo box

2006-02-15 Thread Marc Hoffman
I don't know how to properly fix it, but as a hack how about appending a couple of line returns to the text? -Marc At 03:30 PM 2/15/2006, you wrote: I am using a small font and a small height in my combobox but the bottom of the text is getting cut off. Does anyone know how to fix this? Or

Re: [Flashcoders] sound problem

2006-02-23 Thread Marc Hoffman
In all my experience, when the swf's host page closes, the sound stops within a second or less. In which browser configuration(s) are you having this problem? If you're using Flash to call a new page, call stopAllSounds() at the same time. - Marc At 09:20 AM 2/23/2006, you wrote: I wonder

[Flashcoders] I.E. won't play MP3 (sometimes)

2006-02-23 Thread Marc Hoffman
If you have 10 seconds, please test this so if this problem is only on my laptop. This movie streams short MP3's when the user clicks a button. Works fine in I.E. on 3 of my machines, but on my laptop the MP3 never plays, although it does get loaded into I.E.'s cache. I'd appreciate knowing

RE: [Flashcoders] I.E. won't play MP3 (sometimes)

2006-02-23 Thread Marc Hoffman
Thanks for checking, Helmut. Do you mean the arrows aren't visible or they don't do anything? Very strange since there's nothing odd about them that I can think of -- just movie clips with _Up _Over and _Down labels and callback functions assigned to them for onRelease. I've had more stuff

RE: [Flashcoders] I.E. won't play MP3 (sometimes)

2006-02-23 Thread Marc Hoffman
- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:flashcoders- [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Marc Hoffman Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2006 11:38 AM To: Flashcoders mailing list Subject: [Flashcoders] I.E. won't play MP3 (sometimes) If you have 10 seconds, please test this so if this problem

Re: [Flashcoders] dynamically naming sound objects?

2006-03-09 Thread Marc Hoffman
What makes you think they're not being created? Have you traced the array? More likely, the paths to the mp3's are wrong, in which case testing from the Flash API you'd get output errors indicating the file could not be found/loaded. FYI, sound objects are just code objects created in

Re: [Flashcoders] dynamically naming sound objects?

2006-03-10 Thread Marc Hoffman
Offhand I'm not sure of the problem -- anyone else have an idea? It could be as simple as the use of False rather than false in that last line. But I also wonder about two things: First, I would expect a trace of the mySounds array to return a list of paths to the sounds, not [Object

[Flashcoders] Some Computers Won't Stream MP3 in Flash/I.E.

2006-03-11 Thread Marc Hoffman
This is a follow-up on a previous post. I'm still having the problem, but now have more details. Really need help with this, so please read the following and let me know if you have ideas or solutions. Problem in brief: Where Flash uses a sound object to load and stream an MP3 file, no sound

Re: [Flashcoders] Cannot stop loaded movie

2006-03-17 Thread Marc Hoffman
Try adding the listener to ld before loading the clip. At 07:07 PM 3/17/2006, you wrote: To add to the weirdness: this problem only presents itself if I create the project in Flash 8, so I wonder whether I'm hitting my head against the new security model. Again, any help would be much

[Flashcoders] Some Computers Won't Stream MP3 in Flash/I.E.

2006-03-19 Thread Marc Hoffman
[This is a re-post. No replies last time. Can anyone help with this -- even to confirm whether you get sound on this using I.E.? If the answer is no, I'd like to get back to you to try to find similarities between your setup and my two setups that don't work. Thanks! -Marc] This is a

Re: [Flashcoders] Some Computers Won't Stream MP3 in Flash/I.E.

2006-03-19 Thread Marc Hoffman
to load). On 3/19/06, Marc Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: [This is a re-post. No replies last time. Can anyone help with this -- even to confirm whether you get sound on this using I.E.? If the answer is no, I'd like to get back to you to try to find similarities between your setup and my two

Re: [Flashcoders] Some Computers Won't Stream MP3 in Flash/I.E.

2006-03-19 Thread Marc Hoffman
I believe it's iis, but checking on that now. At 11:20 AM 3/19/2006, you wrote: are you using apache or iis as your webserver? (or in the case of something else what is that?) On 3/19/06, Marc Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Johannes, This looked promising, but it doesn't fix the problem

Re: [Flashcoders] Some Computers Won't Stream MP3 in Flash/I.E.

2006-03-19 Thread Marc Hoffman
apache or iis as your webserver? (or in the case of something else what is that?) On 3/19/06, Marc Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Johannes, This looked promising, but it doesn't fix the problem when playing from the web server for some reason -- it now breaks in I.E. and also in Firefox (didn't

SOLVED!!! [Flashcoders] Some Computers Won't Stream MP3 in Flash/I.E.

2006-03-19 Thread Marc Hoffman
Canfield and Johannes, who got me looking at possible third-party software (AV, download accelerators) that might be causing the problem. Marc Hoffman At 03:15 PM 3/19/2006, you wrote: Maybe it's missing it's MIME type? This would bite a lot of the Flashcomerz, maybe related? http

Re: [Flashcoders] batch converting flv to swf

2006-03-20 Thread Marc Hoffman
Search at http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/mmsearch/flashcoders for batch fla swf First return is Batch FLA 2 SWF exporter ! http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/htdig/flashcoders/2003-February/062992.html - Marc At 11:39 AM 3/20/2006, you wrote: I have to convert a ton of flv into swf

Re: [Flashcoders] Problem: Bold, italic, normal text style in a dynamic textfield

2006-03-21 Thread Marc Hoffman
You need to have all versions of the font embedded -- bold, italic, regular -- whatever versions you intend to use. You can create dummy textfields offstage that are identical to the real textfield, except don't give them an instance name and, for each one, select bold or italic in that

Re: [Flashcoders] server-side convert to flv

2006-04-11 Thread Marc Hoffman
I'm interested in using ffmpeg. Having never used any server-side engines/scripting other than a little ASP, I haven't a clue how ffmpeg gets implented, and their website seems to presume advanced user knowledge. Can anyone steer me to something that explains how to implent ffmpeg? For

Re: [Flashcoders] server-side convert to flv

2006-04-11 Thread Marc Hoffman
done that. Nothing specific enough. At 10:24 AM 4/11/2006, you wrote: I've tried it, but the usual answer to this question is to look up FFMPEG. ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

Re: [Flashcoders] getURL from Windows Projector breaks in Firefox

2006-04-17 Thread Marc Hoffman
I N D O N E S I A http://design.ibshastautama.com Marc Hoffman wrote: Anyone else have this problem? I have a Windows projector on a CD. A button onRelease calls getURL(index.html), where index.html is also on the CD (same location as the projector). If I.E. is the default browser, index.html

Re: [Flashcoders] TextField as Menu?

2006-04-27 Thread Marc Hoffman
calculating cursor position relative to string locations. You can also use CSS to format how the asfunction links appear on Up, Over, and Down. Marc Hoffman At 03:49 PM 4/27/2006, you wrote: My client wants a list style menu with a transparent background - this doesn't seem possible

Re: [Flashcoders] Stop loading

2006-05-13 Thread Marc Hoffman
How do you know the sound is no longer loading? At 07:32 PM 5/13/2006, you wrote: Yes thats exactly what i found, loading another sound is the only way to stop a sound from loading once its started. - Original Message - From: Gerry Creighton [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Flashcoders mailing

Re: [Flashcoders] Stop loading

2006-05-13 Thread Marc Hoffman
on connection speed), you'll see that longSound.mp3 DOES show in the browser cache. Marc Hoffman At 09:28 PM 5/13/2006, you wrote: You can watch a sound loading with an interval tracing the Sound.getBytesLoaded method. - Original Message - From: Marc Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED

[Flashcoders] sending HTML image map data to Flash

2006-05-25 Thread Marc Hoffman
Anyone have tips on making Flash read the image map on the host html page and parse it into a multi-dimensonal array (as would happen if we were importing xml)? In a web-based project, we provide non-flash browsers with a jpg and image map. We want to grab the image map data directly from the

[Flashcoders] sending HTML image map data to Flash

2006-05-25 Thread Marc Hoffman
[My apologies if you receive this twice -- didn't seem to go through the first time.] Anyone have tips on making Flash read the image map on the host html page and parse it into a multi-dimensonal array (as would happen if we were importing xml)? In a web-based project, we provide

Re: [Flashcoders] sending HTML image map data to Flash

2006-05-27 Thread Marc Hoffman
function: getURL(javascript:...); Done. Feel free to ask questions or email me offlist. -- Best regards, GregoryN http://GOusable.com Flash components development. Usability services. On 25/05/06, Marc Hoffman wrote: Anyone have tips on making Flash read

[Flashcoders] security issues with php mail from Flash?

2006-05-28 Thread Marc Hoffman
I'm using php with a Flash email form. Flash collects sender, recipient, subject, and message from the user and passes it to a php mail script. What security issues (if any) does this raise? Can the Flash form be exploited by spammers? Thanks, Marc

RE: [Flashcoders] sending HTML image map data to Flash

2006-05-29 Thread Marc Hoffman
_root etc are available in cache. If you just pass all innerHTML to flash - something will be hidden. -- Best regards, GregoryN http://GOusable.com Flash components development. Usability services. - Marc Hoffman wrote

RE: [Flashcoders] sending HTML image map data to Flash

2006-05-29 Thread Marc Hoffman
. Bernard -Oorspronkelijk bericht- Van: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Namens Marc Hoffman Verzonden: maandag 29 mei 2006 17:01 Aan: Flashcoders mailing list Onderwerp: RE: [Flashcoders] sending HTML image map data to Flash Very cool solution, Bernard

Re: [Flashcoders] mp3 play back being sped up

2006-06-06 Thread Marc Hoffman
Flash correctly reads sound files at 44.1 kHz, 22050 Hz, 11025 Hz, and 5512.5 Hz (commonly referred to as 5kHz). Note these are all divisions by 2 of the higher rate. Any other rates will be read as one of these rates. That's why 8kHz is being read as 11025 Hz, which of course is a lot

Re: [Flashcoders] convert FLA to mx2004 utility

2006-06-06 Thread Marc Hoffman
I know you don't have Flash 8, but if this is a limited-time project you might use the 30-day trial version. You might be able to find or develop an extension to batch save to Flash MX 2004. When you do it manually from Flash 8, there's a dialog that alerts you to any functionality that will

Re: [FlashCoders] Flash player NSIS installation

2006-06-08 Thread Marc Hoffman
Dimitrios, NSIS creates an installation file, so even if the user downloads the NSIS file on the web, what matters is how the application displays the Flash. If your application uses a browser to show Flash, then you can do the detection and redirection (to get the Flash player) the same

Re: [Flashcoders] Whats the best tooltip component

2006-06-09 Thread Marc Hoffman
Hi Karina, This has some nice features but some problems viewing the demo. In FireFox it doesn't show at all. In I.E. 6 it doesn't show and I get a Flash required message. I was able to view it only by looking at the source and opening the swf directly. It would be nice if the tooltip width

RE: [Flashcoders] Whats the best tooltip component

2006-06-09 Thread Marc Hoffman
Wow, I am sorry -- since reloading my entire computer a month ago, I never updated the Flash player for I.E. I've taken to using FF so neglected that point. I'm sure that was the problem. Marc At 11:44 AM 6/9/2006, you wrote: Are you sure your IE is updated for Flash? Karina

Re: [Flashcoders] how to handle large menus

2006-06-21 Thread Marc Hoffman
You can definitely have a single textfield with clickable links. You'll need to use htmlText and use a href tags to create the links. The links should call asfunctions that are defined elsewhere in the Flash. See asfunction in the Help files. I'd also recommend using CSS for applying

Re: [Flashcoders] :: mp3 not playing in IE ::

2006-06-25 Thread Marc Hoffman
Same problem for me was caused by ZoneAlarm. The MP3 would get downloaded into cache. It would also play directly in the browser using Windows Media Player. But it wouldn't play in Flash until I disabled ZoneAlarm and eventually tweaked the ZoneAlarm settings (sorry, I don't recall what I

Re: [Flashcoders] Text arching

2006-06-26 Thread Marc Hoffman
). - Marc Hoffman At 09:23 PM 6/26/2006, you wrote: I'd like to recommend Text2Curve component for this: http://gousable.com/flash/text2curve.html It has a lot of advantages over TextOnCircle Weyert mentioned: - can place text along ellipse or sine, not only circle - more methods to manipulate

[Flashcoders] symbol drag in library crashes Flash API

2006-07-02 Thread Marc Hoffman
and would like to understand it. Does anyone here know what exactly was going wrong? - Marc Hoffman ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Progressivelly download (and show) a jpg image

2006-07-02 Thread Marc Hoffman
I might be wrong, but I don't think you can download progressive jpgs, therefore you won't have anything to display until the jpg is completely loaded. If the jpgs are huge, you might consider downloading a lower-res image first, perhaps a .gif with fewer colors and/or a grayscale image.

Re: [Flashcoders] Problems with IE starting a sound stream.

2006-07-04 Thread Marc Hoffman
Test on other computers. I had the same problem and it was caused by a ZoneAlarm setting on the client computer. Marc Hoffman At 02:41 AM 7/4/2006, you wrote: is there any solution to this problem even when server sends Transfer-Encoding: Chunked? Is it any bug with flash player upto ver 8.0

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash player skips first frame of audio -- why?

2006-07-06 Thread Marc Hoffman
Jeff, Why does it need to be exact? If you're trying to synchronize different sounds or have them loop seamlessly, a frame-based approach will never work. I suspect your problem is related to the buffering that Flash does of all sound. You could play with the soundBuffTime (that may not be

Re: [Flashcoders] problem displaying text in dynamic text box with embeded fonts in flash 8

2006-07-17 Thread Marc Hoffman
Are you using html text? If so, are you embedding the font for each face (regular, bold, and italic)? A simple way to do that is to create a dummy text field for each font face required, embed the necessary characters, and check the text field for bold or italic as needed. If that's not the

Re: [Flashcoders] popoulating FLV files with metaData from encoder

2006-07-20 Thread Marc Hoffman
I've had no trouble retrieving metaData from flv's that were created using the encoder. What are you trying to do? - Marc At 09:46 AM 7/20/2006, you wrote: Hey, anyone knkow how to get the metaData into the flv through the encoder, seems to be blank ?

[Flashcoders] modify sample rate in MP3 header?

2006-07-20 Thread Marc Hoffman
on-the-fly (with server side file manipulation), I could let Flash slow down any MP3's without having to generate and store separate versions of the sound file on the server. Anybody know of tools to modify MP3 header info on the fly? Sort of like creating thumbnails of images using PHP? Marc

[Flashcoders] need help with local apache test server

2006-07-22 Thread Marc Hoffman
I'm trying to set up a local apache server for testing PHP on my laptop. This is all new territory for me and although I've followed instructions on several sites, it won't work. I do have TCP/IP working. During setup and when trying to start the server, I get this DOS message: Installing

RE: [Flashcoders] need help with local apache test server

2006-07-22 Thread Marc Hoffman
Thanks, Kevin -- works like a dream! - Marc At 11:33 AM 7/22/2006, you wrote: I use apachefriends.org Its a no brainer! Make sure to shut your firewall off when installing. Kevin From: Marc Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED] Reply-To: Flashcoders mailing list flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Accessing a Flash frame label

2006-08-08 Thread Marc Hoffman
Make sure, however, that the targeted frame is loaded before calling it within Flash -- otherwise, the function will fail and nothing will happen. - Marc At 04:42 PM 8/8/2006, you wrote: frame labels become numeric when published to SWF, so you wouldn't be able to do that. However, you could

Re: [Flashcoders] Day before duplication audio problem

2006-08-21 Thread Marc Hoffman
Can you test it outside of Director, to start isolating whether it's a Flash, Director, or the combination of the two? Also, are you testing on multiple machines, in order to isolate a potential hardware or driver problem? - Marc At 04:52 PM 8/21/2006, you wrote: Banging my head trying to

Re: [Flashcoders] Hex colors function?

2006-08-22 Thread Marc Hoffman
The default Flash IDE palette is 216 colors, which constitute the web-safe palette. If it's of any help, the web-safe palette assigns R, G, and B each one of the following decimal values: 0 51 102 153 204 255 Convert each value to hexadecimal and create all the possible combinations of three

Re: [Flashcoders] Hex colors function?

2006-08-22 Thread Marc Hoffman
Ok, this looked like a fun project so I wrote code to construct an array of all web-safe colors: hexColors = new Array(00, 33, 66, 99, CC, FF); webSafePalette = new Array(); // length of webSafePalette will be length of hexColors cubed: for (i = 0; i Math.pow(hexColors.length, 3); i++) {

RE: [Flashcoders] Hex colors function?

2006-08-23 Thread Marc Hoffman
Very nice -- thanks for the lesson! -Marc At 05:33 PM 8/22/2006, you wrote: Optimized for her pleasure: hex = [00, 33, 66, 99, CC, FF]; wsp = []; var r, g, b; r = 6; var x = 0; while (--r -(-1)) { g = 6; while (--g -(-1)) { b = 6; while (--b

Re: [Flashcoders] Dynamically Loading JPGs ~ Strange Behavior

2006-09-01 Thread Marc Hoffman
Of the solutions that have been suggested, I think the most likely one is case-sensitivity. Make sure to maintain the same case in naming and calling the files. It doesn't seem that loading time is an issue. If you're using the MovieClipLoader you're probably already using onLoadInit to

[Flashcoders] Horizontal Drop-Down Menu (pleeeease don't flame me!)

2006-09-03 Thread Marc Hoffman
I know this should be readily searchable, but I'm really not finding what I need in the archives or Google. I need to find or create a horizontal drop-down menu that expands up to three tiers high. Each tier is a differently-colored bar the full width of the stage and contains text links.

Re: [Flashcoders] Slow performance

2006-09-03 Thread Marc Hoffman
I'm seeing a window full of text (Firefox, Win XP Pro) -- is this what you intended? If so, that's a HUGE number of vectors to redraw so rapidly. Furthermore, by using a serif font you're probably doubling or tripling the number of vectors, so try the simplest, non-serif, mono-stroke

[Flashcoders] (repost) Horizontal Drop-Down Menu (pleeeease don't flame me!)

2006-09-05 Thread Marc Hoffman
[Still looking for the menu I need -- I'd sure appreciate if someone on the list has a clue for me. thanks!] I know this should be searchable, but I'm really not finding what I need in the archives or Google. I need to find or create a horizontal drop-down menu that expands up to three

Re: [Flashcoders] (repost) Horizontal Drop-Down Menu (pleeeease don't flame me!)

2006-09-05 Thread Marc Hoffman
Hey Kurt, Good to hear from you, too. I still have your old emails :) Your menu would be useful to me if it allowed a cascade of full-width menu bars as in this gif: http://www.dartfrogmedia.com/images/menuExample_MH060903a.gifhttp://www.dartfrogmedia.com/images/menuExample_MH060903a.gif

Re: [Flashcoders] (repost) Horizontal Drop-Down Menu (pleeeease don't flame me!)

2006-09-06 Thread Marc Hoffman
Hi Kurt, I may well take you up on your offer. Is there a chance we could talk briefly by phone before you leave? I want to consider hiring you to do the menu, but need to clarify what would be involved to meet my specs. I also want you to know that the client needs to sign off on the nav

Re: [Flashcoders] (repost) Horizontal Drop-Down Menu (pleeeease don't flame me!)

2006-09-06 Thread Marc Hoffman
redFaceOops, meant to send this offlist./redFace Hi Kurt, I may well take you up on your offer. .. ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

Re: [Flashcoders] The Align panel

2006-09-11 Thread Marc Hoffman
, which will then be the reference object. It would be nice if you could just designate the reference object, but I haven't found a way to do that. Marc Hoffman At 12:10 PM 9/11/2006, you wrote: When aligning a group of objects using the Align panel, is there a way of keeping one of the objects

Re: [Flashcoders] ::dk:: Best way to check if data is done loading for scroll bars

2006-09-20 Thread Marc Hoffman
Good point, and I don't know of an elegant answer. But one hack would be to simultaneously load your images into hidden clips using MovieClipLoader, and set up some onInit calls that would tell you when all the images have been downloaded. Marc At 09:20 AM 9/20/2006, you wrote: Gustavo

Re: [Flashcoders] MC not pressed

2006-09-20 Thread Marc Hoffman
What I usually do is two steps: Step 1: go through all the clips and scale them to 50. Step 2: scale the pressed clip back to 300. If you have a lot of clips, you should put them in an array. If they're all nested in a parent clip, with nothing else in that clip, you can use a for...in

RE: [Flashcoders] Creating a SWF to dynamically create SWF';s

2006-10-05 Thread Marc Hoffman
be that the client is not equipped to deliver to as many learners as anticipated, and may have to bite the bullet and pay for more server bandwidth. Marc Hoffman At 12:26 AM 10/5/2006, you wrote: Hi Jason, That was the initial understanding with which I entered the project, now they don't want to do

Re: [Flashcoders] How to create a preloader that plays in full

2006-10-05 Thread Marc Hoffman
Hi Aaron, By my definition, a preloader plays until the rest of the content is sufficiently loaded for the .swf to stream at the user's bandwidth. If you just want something to play in its entirety, you're talking about an introduction, which is created the same as any other Flash content.

Re: [Flashcoders] Which object called the function

2006-10-07 Thread Marc Hoffman
I'd love to know of a solution to this, too. My hack is to give the function an argument me: // declaration: traceCaller = function(me){ trace (me); } // function call traces full path of calling object.: traceCaller(this); - Marc Hoffman At 08:10 AM 10/7/2006, you wrote: Hi

Re: [Flashcoders] Which object called the function

2006-10-07 Thread Marc Hoffman
Yes, Suhas -- but the function is scoped to the timeline in which it was created, not the object doing the calling. So how do you return the ID of the calling object? - Marc At 09:02 AM 10/7/2006, you wrote: Initialise objects with unique ID's which will help you later to determine which

Re: [Flashcoders] Which object called the function

2006-10-07 Thread Marc Hoffman
Mischa, Can you give a code example of this? Let's say I have this function on the main timeline: someFunction = function(){ // do something; } I then call the function from another timeline. How would I use arguments.caller to return the ID of the object making the call? Thanks,

Re: [Flashcoders] simple gotoAndPlay

2006-10-11 Thread Marc Hoffman
To see if something in the movie is corrupted, try turning content layers into guides, either all at once or one at a time, and you may be able to narrow down where the problem is. You can also try pasting all frames into a new movie. Sorry I didn't follow the beginning of this thread, and

Re: [Flashcoders] Help! What am I doing wrong? Centering movies.

2006-10-12 Thread Marc Hoffman
I'm not familiar with Schall's class, but why are you using ._x2, ._y2 and not just ._x and ._y? For centering purposes, the registration point shouldn't even matter. -Marc At 02:15 PM 10/12/2006, you wrote: Ok, I've got to be missing something basic here. I am trying to load and center a

Re: [Flashcoders] swfObject problem

2006-10-13 Thread Marc Hoffman
Why do you have WMODE set to transparent? If you don't need it, lose it. It results in a performance hit. At 07:30 PM 10/13/2006, you wrote: Hey All, I am making this game that allows you drag around a ship and shoot things. It works fine when I let Flash publish the HTML:

Re: [Flashcoders] swfObject problem

2006-10-13 Thread Marc Hoffman
Performance hit means a reduction in performance (extra burden on the CPU), which is what you described. Why don' t you change the code and see if that fixes it? At 09:36 PM 10/13/2006, you wrote: Is that the problem? - Original Message - From: Marc Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [Flashcoders] swfObject problem

2006-10-14 Thread Marc Hoffman
have here. When I play the game, the dragging is never lost, but things run choppily which feels as if I have no control. Victor: please delete the html line that sets WMODE, and let us know if that fixes the problem. Marc Hoffman At 02:35 AM 10/14/2006, you wrote: he's not describing dropping

Re: [Flashcoders] swfObject problem

2006-10-14 Thread Marc Hoffman
. Thanks again, V - Original Message - From: Marc Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Flashcoders mailing list flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 9:06 AM Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] swfObject problem First off, my apologies to Victor for being snooty in my previous

[Flashcoders] Dynamically Distort Text?

2006-10-23 Thread Marc Hoffman
Style, after which you'll see the effect I'm after. Somehow they are able to skew the letters, though they're not actually distorting any straight lines into a curve, and all the letters keep the same height. Anyone know of something like this? Especially Flash 7-compliant? Thanks. Marc Hoffman

Re: [Flashcoders] Dynamically Distort Text?

2006-10-24 Thread Marc Hoffman
accomplised using AffineTransform to the glyphs stored in 'gv'. Hope that gives you an idea of how this was done..! Scott On 10/23/06, Marc Hoffman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I need to dynamically distort user input text to fill a limited set of shapes. For example, the user might type in WINNERS

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