6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 15, 2007 3:01 PM by NoNickNeeded

    GetVarialbe(); SetVariable(); not working as expected?

    jigidyjim Level 1
      Hello, I'm trying to understand how GetVariable() and SetVariable() work.

      I've written the following ActionScript code in the actions frame of the top layer in my .fla:

      testVar = "test1";
      getVar = GetVariable("testVar");
      SetVariable("testVar", "test2");
      getVar2 = GetVariable("testVar");

      When I walk through this code in the debugger, I don't see the expected behavior:
      getVar - remains undefined
      testVar - does not get assigned "test2" like I thought it would by calling SetVariable()
      getVar2 - remains undefined.

      I'm guessing it has something to do with variable scoping or something like that, but I'm not sure what.

      Any help?

      Thanks in advance.