2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 6, 2013 7:56 AM by FoxLift

    Can't get a persistent code to loop independent from frame.

    FoxLift

      Hi.

      I need some "security" code to run consistently with set intervals (for example, run once each minute). I am developing a program that needs to have the USB pen inserted to avoid multiple computers using the same USB. I know how to check for the USB, but the problem lies in making it check each 60 seconds. I already tried this:

       

      on exitframe

           if the timer > 60 then

                checkUSB()

                startTimer()

           end if

      end exitframe

       

       

      And it only gets triggered in that frame (which makes sense), and I need it to be triggered from any place as long as the movie is running.

       

      Is there a way to make a code run independently of whatever frame the movie is on? I can add an invisible sprite to the stage with a "on exitframe me" behavior, but that sounds like a sorta dumb workaround. Is there a better one?

       

      I'm using DirectorMX 2004 in Windows 7.

       

      Thank you.

      Marco Roberto.