MovieClipLoader Class?

Posted on 2005-04-01
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Last Modified: 2010-08-05
Hello there,

I would like an advice on whether is good to switch to the MovieClipLoader Class or keep doing the old style preloaders. I have heard people having issues with it, but I haven't had the time to implement it myself, so I'm asking for a good advice from either experienced experts or people that has worked with it. I wasn't able to find a good review either.

Thanks in Advance.

Question by:Cerf
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Billystyx earned 200 total points
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I personally like the old style loader, but only use it for intros to main swf. After that, everything is good with moviecliploader class. It is easy to implement. Once you have it (in one function), you can use the same from all corners of your swf, and since its good form to break up your swf into smaller chunks and load dynamically, something to make your job easier and give the user something to look at while they wait (evn if it is only a loader bar) is definitely worthwhile. It makes life a great deal easier, I would say.
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ID: 13712207
Hello Billystyx,

I'd like to know, what were you talking about when you said: "Once you have it (in one function)"

Thank you!

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Expert Comment

ID: 13712309
what I do is put the movieclip loader bits and pieces all in one function, and then call it from various places around the swf, just supplying parameter like the movie name and level to load into, and if necessary, the x and y adjustments of the stage for that level.
So I put the function on the root, call it function preloader, and supply it with parameters which I can use to set the necessary elements inside it (as above examples).

make a bit of sense?

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