id. This is very useful if you have multiple layers whose identifiers change constantly (e.g. because you frequently remove and add layers). If you give your layers names, you do not have to worry about on which position the layer currently resides. You can easily access it by just using its name. All functions which accept layer id's, will also accept names.
Please note that the name for the layer must be unique within the current background picture's layer cache. Layer names are case insensitive, i.e. "layer1" is the same layer as "LAYER1".
To find out which id a named layer currently occupies, you can use
#ATTRLAYERID attribute with the GetAttribute() command.
If you want to assign a name to the newest layer, simply pass 0 and
Hollywood will automatically use the top layer. To remove a layer's name,
pass an empty string in
You need to enable layers before you can use this function. See Layers introduction for details.
EnableLayers() SetFillStyle(#FILLCOLOR) Box(0, 0, 100, 100, #RED) ; create layer 1 Box(50, 50, 100, 100, #GREEN) ; create layer 2 SetLayerName(1, "redbox") ; give them names SetLayerName(2, "greenbox") ; give them names SwapLayers("redbox", "greenbox") ; swap 'em! Now greenbox is layer 1 ; and redbox is layer 2! ShowLayer("redbox", #RIGHT, #BOTTOM) ; move layer 2 to bottom-right ShowLayer("greenbox", #LEFT, #TOP) ; move layer 1 to top-leftYou see that it is much easier to work with string names for layers instead of layer id's which are relative to the layer's position.