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Flash - How to determine if mc is loaded??

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Trying to figure out syntax for mc if it has loaded or not.

loadMovie("http://www.myWebsite.com/uploads/images/"+_global.projectCode_array[imageNo]+"TH.jpg", "broadcastImage"+container+"_mc");
      
if ("broadcastImage"+container+"_mc".loadMovie == true) {
            trace("THE MOVIE HAS LOADED"); }

if ("broadcastImage"+container+"_mc".loadMovie == false) {
            trace("THE MOVIE HAS NOT LOADED"); }

Is there a property that will determine if mc has loaded?  Pulling info from xml and image may not exist yet.  Flash will crash if it does not find image.  I want it to gracefully post message.

Thanks,

Terry
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Simplest way might be to check the _width / __height of it!  But check getBytesTotal() against getBytesLoaded() to check load progress.

There is an tutorial here of how to test for a files existence too:
http://www.flashguru.co.uk/000310.php
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Actually you can use the MovieClipLoader class

var movie_clip_loader = new MovieClipLoader();

movie_clip_loader.loadClip ("url", target);

movie_clip_loader.onLoadComplete ()
{
      ... blah blah blah
}
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by:splendorx
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Thanks for the replies...  I have attempted to use the code from the above url:

http://www.flashguru.co.uk/000310.php

I am still having difficulty with the proper display...  When the image file is not found, the local Flash player displays swf correctly by showing a generic image.  However, when I publish swf file on the web all generic thumbnails are being displayed as opposed to one generic which was intentionally misspelled.  Each button is calling the below function to display thumbnail images.  Any ideas why it would work locally when testing, then when publishing it displays all generic thumbnails?  Any ideas for a simple solution?


// THUMBNAIL IMAGE FUNCTION
_global.showImage = function(imageNo, container) {
      if (_global.thumbnailImages_array[imageNo] != undefined) {
            fileExists = new LoadVars();
            fileExists._parent = this;
            fileExists.onLoad = function(success) {
                  //success is true if the file exists, false if it doesnt
                  if (success) {
                        loadMovie("http://www.myWebSite.com/uploads/images/"+_global.thumbnailImages_array[imageNo], "broadcastImage"+container+"_mc");
                  } else if (success == false) {
                        loadMovie("http://www.myWebSite.com/uploads/images/genericTH.jpg", "broadcastImage"+container+"_mc");
                  }
            };
            fileExists.load("http://www.myWebSite.com/uploads/images/"+_global.thumbnailImages_array[imageNo], "broadcastImage"+container+"_mc");
      }
};

Thank you!!
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> Any ideas why it would work locally when testing, then when publishing it displays all generic thumbnails?

Is the URL (i.e. the www.myWebSite.com bit) for the images the same as where your Flash file is located?  Because I think there are cross-browser restrictions in Flash that would prevent this from working.
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Yes, that is correct my swf and images are in two seperate domains!!  I am loading images from a seperate domain...  Is there a work around?
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I think there is a setting somewhere to specify allowable domains somewhere - I'll check into it for you...
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hhhmmm.. the thumbnails are loading into the swf ok.  So, I am not sure that may be the problem.  And I am loading images from a seperate domain.  

Reference: http://www.or-live.com/flash/index.cfm

Terry
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