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at August 16, 2007 07:29 by 1man

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//Create a global variable to hold the current top depth available
var nTopDepth:Number;
//Create an associative array to store the names of the opened windows
var oOpenedWindows:Object = new Object();

//Add the 2 event handles to the buttons. Passes the id name through to the addWindow function.
mcButtonOne.onRelease = function():Void {
mcButtonTwo.onRelease = function():Void {

function addWindow(sLinkage:String):Void {
	//If a value already exists in the associative array for the window, return.
	if(oOpenedWindows[sLinkage] != undefined) {
		oOpenedWindows[sLinkage].swapDepths(nTopDepth);//if the window exists, bring the existing window to the top depth
	var nIndex:Number = this.getNextHighestDepth();//get the next highest level to put the window on
	var mcWindow:MovieClip = this.attachMovie(sLinkage, "mcWindow" + nIndex, nIndex);//attach the selected window and apply the next highest depth
	mcWindow._x = 100;//set selected window to 100px
	mcWindow._y = 100;//set selected window to 100px
	nTopDepth = nIndex;//set the nTopDepth to nIndex we aquired above.
	oOpenedWindows[sLinkage] = mcWindow;//Insert a value into the associative array
	mcWindow.mcWindowBackground.onPress = function():Void {
		this._parent.swapDepths(nTopDepth);//swap the selected window with the current top depth to bring it to the front
		this._parent.startDrag();//target the window background, then its parent to add a drag function onPress
	mcWindow.mcWindowBackground.onRelease = function():Void {
		this._parent.stopDrag();//target the window background, then its parent to remove a drag function onRelease
	mcWindow.mcWindowBackground.onReleaseOutside = mcWindow.mcWindowBackground.onRelease;
	mcWindow.mcCloseSquare.onRelease = function():Void {
		delete oOpenedWindows[sLinkage]//remove the window from the array on close
		this._parent.removeMovieClip();//remove the movie clip when you press the close button.

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Initial Description
Taken from a tutorial on learning actionscript. Lots of comments for the moment.

Initial Title
Flash Window ActionScript Functionality

Initial Tags
actionscript, window, array

Initial Language