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Acrionscript 3.0 how to pause a for loop

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I see the "almost" answer I need in a thread for AS2.0:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Photos_Graphics/Web_Graphics/Macromedia_Flash/Q_23359115.html#a21462740

How would you do this for AS3.0 using the Timer?

So, my question is how do you get the timer to pause the for loop so the dynamic mcs can appear one at a time after a predetemined pause.

Thanks for your help.



BTW: Here is a copy of the answer for AS2 given in the above post:
 

//forget the for loop! Use only the timed functions:
 

var delay = 1000; // 1 second

var count = 0;

var timerId = setInterval(createMC,delay, this);

function createMC(obj){

         trace("function");

        var thumb:MovieClip = obj.attachMovie("thumb", "thumb"+i, i, {_x:xPos, _y:yPos});

                  thumb.gotoAndPlay(2);

                  obj.count++;

                  if(count >= _global.projThumb.length){

                           clearInterval(obj.timerID);

                   }

        }

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Well, in AS3, you just tell the timer to wait...If I understand your needs correctly.  Here's a good tutorial on the Timer class
http://blogs.adobe.com/pdehaan/2006/07/using_the_timer_class_in_actio.html

and the code below illustrates the Timer class in relation to what you might need
var delay:uint = 1000; //delay is measured in milliseconds;

var numLoops:uint = projThumb.length; //numLoops would be some number of times you want the loop to run

var timr:Timer = new Timer( delay, numLoops );
 

timr.addEventListener(TimerEvent.TIMER, createMC);

timr.start();
 

private function createMC( event:TimerEvent ):void

{

   //create the MCs or whatever here

}

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by:gtaffet08
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Thank you. Your answer helped me to see what I was doing wrong and helped me to get my code to work. I didn't understand that I needed to use the timer to actually create the mcs. I was trying to use the timer in conjunction with a for loop. Thanks again for your quick answer!
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