7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2013 5:15 AM by Ned Murphy

    i want to change the value of a text and this text is called by another text value..

    emillime

      i have a txt_blk1 up to txt_blk32 and i also have a txt_we  .. if the text_we.text has a value of 1 to 32  how can i change the value of txt_block0-32.text to 0.. the text we already generates its own value so i dont have to use for loop.  i've tried to use  _root["txt_blk"+txt_we.text] = 0; im using actionscript 2 .. can someone help me

        • 1. Re: i want to change the value of a text and this text is called by another text value..
          Ned Murphy Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          If txt_blk#'s are also textfields, then you need to assign the 0 to the text property...

           

          _root["txt_blk"+txt_we.text].text = 0;

           

          If they are variables then that line should work.

           

          If it still fails, try tracing the number of characters in the text_we textfield.  If it happens to have more than you expect, it might be defined as a multiline textfield where it needs to be a single line

           

           

          If that code is on the root timeline I recommend using "this" instead of "_root".  Unnecessary use of _root is best avoided.

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          • 2. Re: i want to change the value of a text and this text is called by another text value..
            emillime Level 1

            the textfield wont still change to zero.. but thank you sir it means a lot.. the txt_blk1-32 change its value when a hittest run on a mc_chip ive made. i have 24 chips and if the chip somehow collide with the block then it will change depending on what chip is moved but doesnt change the value to 0 when it leaves a block .. im making a board game similar to checkers. just sharing what i'm going through right now.. again sir thank you

            • 3. Re: i want to change the value of a text and this text is called by another text value..
              Ned Murphy Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              You should show the code that is related to the problem you are haviing.  It does not appear trhe one line of code is where the problem lies.  I see you started another posting, so if you are pursuing this further in that posting I will stop trying to help here.

              • 4. Re: i want to change the value of a text and this text is called by another text value..
                emillime Level 1

                i'm sorry sir.. its just that im on a hurry and i need all the help that i can get for my thesis.. so while i havent figure out what to do for this problem.. i have to move to another problem just to save time. and another thing is i don't really know where did i go wrong..

                 

                this is the code i've put inside the chips

                on (press) {

                                    blocknum=32;

                          for(i=1;i<=blocknum;i++){

                                    _

                                    if (this.hitTest(_root["block"+i])) {

                                                        this._x=_root["block"+i]._x;

                                                        this._y=_root["block"+i]._y;

                                                        trace("Source "+i)

                                                        _root.txt_recent.text = i;

                                                        break;

                                              }

                                              /*if (this._x==_root["block"+i]._x and this._y==_root["block"+i]._y) {

                                                        _root.txt_recent.text = i;

                                                        trace("block "+i);

                                                        break;

                                                        }*/

                          }

                          startDrag(this);

                 

                          //tempx=this._x;

                          //tempy=this._y;

                }

                 

                 

                on (release) {

                 

                          blocknum=32;

                          for(i=1;i<=blocknum;i++){

                                              if (this.hitTest(_root["block"+i])) {

                                                        trace("des1:"+parseInt(_root.txt_recent.text)+3 );

                                                        trace("des2:"+parseInt(_root.txt_recent.text)+4 );

                                                        trace("des3:"+parseInt(_root.txt_recent.text)+5 );

                                                        trace("des4:"+parseInt(_root.txt_recent.text)-3 );

                                                        trace("des5:"+parseInt(_root.txt_recent.text)-4 );

                                                        trace("des6:"+parseInt(_root.txt_recent.text)-5 );

                                                        if(i==parseInt(_root.txt_recent.text)+3 or i==parseInt(_root.txt_recent.text)+4 or

                                                           i==parseInt(_root.txt_recent.text)+5 or i==parseInt(_root.txt_recent.text)-3 or

                                                           i==parseInt(_root.txt_recent.text)-4 or i==parseInt(_root.txt_recent.text)-5) {

                                                                  this._x=_root["block"+i]._x;

                                                                  this._y=_root["block"+i]._y;

                                                                  _root.txt_we.text = _root.txt_recent.text;

                                                                  _root["txt_blk"+txt_we.text].text = 0;

                                                                  _root.txt_recent.text = i;

                                                                  break;

                                                        }

                                                        else{

                                                                  this._x=_root["block"+_root.txt_recent.text]._x;

                                                                  this._y=_root["block"+_root.txt_recent.text]._y;

                 

                                                                  break;

                                                        }

                 

                and this is the code i putted on the block13

                all block have corresponding txt_blk according to its number:

                 

                onClipEvent(enterFrame) {

                                    chipnum=24;

                                    for(i=1;i<=chipnum;i++){

                        if (this.hitTest((_root["chip"+i]))) {

                                              _root.txt_blk13.text = i;

                                    }

                                    }

                }

                • 5. Re: i want to change the value of a text and this text is called by another text value..
                  Ned Murphy Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  The first thing you should do is trace the string you are creating to make sure it is creating what you think it should be...

                   

                         trace("txt_blk"+txt_we.text);

                   

                  If you need to use _root to target the other objects, then you probably need to use it to target txt_we as well.

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                  • 6. Re: i want to change the value of a text and this text is called by another text value..
                    emillime Level 1

                    so if i trace and it inputted a NaN then there's something wrong in my code ?

                    • 7. Re: i want to change the value of a text and this text is called by another text value..
                      Ned Murphy Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      Yes, I would have to conclude that somewhere there is a problem with your code if you are not seeing the data you expect to see in the trace. 

                       

                      If you are saying that the txt_we.text portion is tracing "NaN" in that trace, then I have to conclude that the txt_we textfield is displaying "NaN" as well since there is nothing in the trace that is trying to coerce the text property to be a number.

                       

                      Focus on running down what defines the text_we text.  USe the trace function to hunt down where the problem originates

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