Strategies for Flash Movie speed optimization
Posted on 2003-12-01
I have a very large Flash movie with over 10,000 lines of code, with many externally loaded .swf files, lots of UI components and database interactivity, but no animation. There are no infinite loops in the system, and everything basically works, but it's very slow. I'm talking about basic mouse clicking and moving draggable windows around the screen and such... in fact, it gets slower the more I use it, but even when it initially opens it's very, very slow.
I'd like some suggestions on things that I can do to improve the overall movie speed... for example, are there certain mouse handlers that can be disabled, and if so how? Are there certain common optimizations that can be made to Macromedia's UI components? Are there certain functions in Flash that are known to be very slow, which I should avoid using? And so on..
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