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Import images on the fly based on value from txt file

Hi all.

I'm looking for a solution.

I'm going to have 10 different pictures, that I'll need to import into flash based on value from txt file. So lets say I have in txt file content picture1, i need to import picture1,jpg on the fly, or if there is value in text file picture5, i need to import picture5.jpg

If I have picture1,picture5,picture6,picture8 in txt file, i need to import all pictures picture1,jpg, picture5.jpg,picture6.jpg,picture8jpg

I want to have horizontal scroll of the images, so I can see past images that were included before. And if I click on one of the images, some info sould be shown, again from txt files or another type of files HTML  lets say

Thanks in Advance

Valentin
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rascalpantsCommented:
if you are looking to load images at runtime using dynamic variables, then you would just do the following:

open Notepad and copy and past the below text:

pic1=picture1.jpg&pic2=picture5.jpg&pic3=picture6.jpg&pic2=picture8.jpg&


save the file as "var.txt"


then in your Flash movie, use this code in the first frame(Assumes you have Flash MX):

myData = new LoadVars();
myData.load("var.txt?nocache=" + random(10000), myData, "POST");
myData.onLoad = function(){

for(i=0; i<4; i++){
   var img = this['myData.pic'+i];
   var con = this['myData.container'+i];
   loadMovie(img, con);
}

};


I have not tested this code, but it should be okay...   it will load the variables, and then load the jpegs into container movieclips(that you need to create either at runtime or manually) with the instance names of container1, container2, etc  etc...

have a crack at this code, and let me know what you get...


rp
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rascalpantsCommented:
actually something more like this should work...  


myData = new LoadVars();
myData.load("var.txt", myData, "POST");
myData.onLoad = function(){

for(i=0; i<5; i++){
   var img = this['myData.pic'+i];
   var con = this['_root.container'+i];
   loadMovie(img, con);
}

};
stop();



rp
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valentin_vAuthor Commented:
How to create  container movieclips at runtime.
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CalronCommented:
Have a look at this tutorial which demonstrates quite nicely how to create such containers at run time.

http://www.actionscript-toolbox.com/samplemx_loadjpg.php
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rascalpantsCommented:
you just create an empty movieclip and give it a name like "container1"

you can put that in the same code that loads the images, but you have to do it before you reference the instance names and try to use them....


rp
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rascalpantsCommented:
only a "B"?

:(


rp
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