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Old 02-06-2009, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default help with a countdown timer problem

I've successfully managed to create a countdown timer with the help of a tutorial (I know nothing about actionscript), and everything is working as intended.

However, I need additional functions, and I don't know how to achieve this.

I need to have the timer start counting down to a NEW date when it reaches zero. Is this possible, and if so; how?

Please explain as if I'm 10 years old.

Here's the code:
//Create your Date() object
var endDate:Date = new Date(2009,1,13);
//Create your Timer object
//The time being set with milliseconds(1000 milliseconds = 1 second)
var countdownTimer:Timer = new Timer(1000);
//Adding an event listener to the timer object
countdownTimer.addEventListener(TimerEvent.TIMER, updateTime);
//Initializing timer object
//Calculate the time remaining as it is being updated
function updateTime(e:TimerEvent):void
	//Current time
	var now:Date = new Date();
	var timeLeft:Number = endDate.getTime() - now.getTime();
	//Converting the remaining time into seconds, minutes, hours, and days
	var seconds:Number = Math.floor(timeLeft / 1000);
	var minutes:Number = Math.floor(seconds / 60);
	var hours:Number = Math.floor(minutes / 60);
	var days:Number = Math.floor(hours / 24);
	//Storing the remainder of this division problem
	seconds %= 60;
	minutes %= 60;
	hours %= 24;
	//Converting numerical values into strings so that 
	//we string all of these numbers together for the display
	var sec:String = seconds.toString();
	var min:String = minutes.toString();
	var hrs:String = hours.toString();
	var d:String = days.toString();
	//Setting up a few restrictions for when the current time reaches a single digit
	if (sec.length < 2) {
		sec = "0" + sec;
	if (min.length < 2) {
		min = "0" + min;
	if (hrs.length < 2) {
		hrs = "0" + hrs;
	if (d.length < 2) {
		d = "0" + d;
	//Stringing all of the numbers together for the display
	var time:String = d + ":" + hrs + ":" + min + ":" + sec;
	//Setting the string to the display
	time_txt.text = time;
	if((d <= "00")&&(hrs <= "23")&&(min <= "59")&&(sec <= "59")){
    	var newTime:String = "tomorr:ow";
    	time_txt.text = newTime;
	else {
		time = d + ":" + hrs + ":" + min + ":" + sec;
		time_txt.text = time;	
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