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Flash MX 04 progress bar

Posted on 2003-12-02
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After dragging and dropping a progress bar in the stage, what and how do I add in the actions box in order for it to work? I'm using it with a movie clip which is on a different level. All I need it to do is measure the percent loaded for me.

The Flash help center is terrible! It tells you what components are, but not how to use them.


Thank you!

Nathan Heck
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by:negatyve
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It should be something like this:

listener = {path:this};
listener.complete = function()
{
      trace("MOVIECLIP LOADED")
};
progressbar_instance.mode = "polled";
progressbar_instance.source = your_movieclip;
progressbar_instance.addEventListener("complete", this.listener);
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by:Naterator
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This still doesnt help me. I need to start from the beginning. I am not that familiar with Flash MX's set up,escpecially in dealing with action script. I typically have used Flash 5.

I have a movie clip in scene 2. In scene one I placed the progress bar. Is this correct? I want it to read the movie and adjust its precentage accordingly. I tried adding the action script I was sent in my first answer, however, it keeps telling me I need an event handler.

As I was saying, I'm still getting used to the fact that there is not an option between normal and expert mode in Flash anylonger. Normally, I would just use normal mode which did not require you to write code.

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negatyve earned 250 total points
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If you are not trying to preload only the movieclip, but the entire movie, then:

• correctly place your progressbar in the first frame of scene 1
• assign the progressbar an instance name, ie "progressbar_instance"
• write this code on the same frame:

stop();
listener = {path:this};
listener.complete = function()
{
    this.path.play();
};
progressbar_instance.mode = "polled";
progressbar_instance.source = _root;
progressbar_instance.addEventListener("complete", listener);
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by:rorodiazvillar
ID: 10540742
How can I jump from one scene to another within a simbol, like a buttons. I'm using flash mx, and can't make the gotoAndPlay ("intro") work.
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by:MatrixII2004
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Sothink Glanda 2004 provides some preloader components. To use it, you just need to drag and drop it, without writing any actions.

http://www.sothink.com/campaigns/glanda.php3.
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