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How to execute a function every certain period of time?

Apr 26, 2013 8:33 AM

Tags: #help #pro #3.0 #swf #action_script_3 #actionscript #flash_professional #actions #cs6 #flash_cs6

Hi guys!I have a very simple question.I have a budget and income variables.I want to make the player to recieve income every minute.But it's quite uncofortable to create a loop for every particular minute like if (minutes==1){} if (minutes==2){} and so on.How can make this loop occur every 60 seconds?



var fl_SecondsElapsed_3:Number = 1;

var minutes=2/fl_SecondsElapsed_3;



function fl_TimerHandler_3(event:TimerEvent):void


          trace("Прошло секунд: " + fl_SecondsElapsed_3);


          if (fl_SecondsElapsed_3==60){




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    Apr 26, 2013 8:38 AM   in reply to Daniel12378992

    YOur function appears to be set up to work with a Timer class object, so all you seem to be mising is that Timer class object.  Create the Timer and set it to trigger every 60 seconds (60000 msecs)

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    Apr 30, 2013 6:40 PM   in reply to Daniel12378992

    Yes, then you can eliminate the portion of that function that counts the 60 seconds

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    May 3, 2013 6:52 PM   in reply to Daniel12378992

    The first argument in the Timer creation is the delay time, so the code would be more like....


    var fl_TimerInstance_3:Timer = new Timer(60000);


    The second argument is the number of times to repeat the timing.  If you do not specify it a number of times (or set it to 0), it will repeat indefitnitely.  To have it only trigger once you specify 1.

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