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how do i externally load images into a container--with auto load , into my flash movie?

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hello,
i have a flash gallery, It consists of 16 images which i want to load automatically into their own containers.

Right now i am using a loader component, but it seems that since i have 16 instances of loader components on the stage it is not correctly working.  (only in firefox is works.)

---I have the loader parameters set to auto load 'on'  (that is fine)  ---> the scaleContent in the parameters is set to 'true'   ---this basically resizes the image to the size of the loader on the stage.. (this works fine BUT only in firefox)  when i use test on IE the scaleContent does not work,,  --->> the images load as the true size which is bigger than the loader component size.

And i cannot resize the thumbs for other reasons,. That is why i need the scaleContent to work so that the image being loaded will resize to the Loader component size.

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Thus, this is why i would like to try a movie clip container as an alternative, thinking that it will not have the same problem as the 16 instances of the Loader Component.

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so, my question is how do i create these containers so that they are

1. auto load the image
2. scaleContent  like the Loader Component.

any ideas?

thank you.
cheers!
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by:blue-genie
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are you using AS2 or AS3?
there should be no reason why the Loadre instance doesn't work as long as they have unique names.
in terms of "auto load" - you can do it in a for loop.
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by:sam928
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hello,
this is AS2,

I do have unique instance names for each loader.  
Please visit the gallery, and you can see the difference in each browser..

www.morningstarhomes.org

At least on my computer , it works fine in firefox but when i open the site in IE this is when the images that load in the loaders are not working with the scaleContent setting.


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by:sam928
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hello BlueGenie,
with a movie clip container, how would i set the scaleContent so that the image will resize according to the container?

Another words, if i have a 1024x768 image, and i want it to be loaded into a thumb container, say 300x200 or whatever the proportionate is,,, what is the AS that will resize this down, (just like the 'scaleContent' works with the loader in the parameters)?

i cant find anything on this anywhere!
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when u say thumb container . is that just a movieclip.
can u provide a sample of how you would load an image into that container?

as to why that thing doesn't work in IE, no idea.
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by:sam928
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hello blue,
as of right now, i am using the loader component to load the thumbs in the gallery, (which contain 16 instances of the loader for 16 different thumbnails)

I am using a file uploader to upload images into a folder on the server  The Loader component in flash is pointing towards each thumb in this directory.  

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Inside of the parameters of each Loader component, it is set to the following.

AutoLoad:  true
Path: pics/pic1.jpg (example)
scaleContent: true

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This is it.  and it doesnt work in IE.
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So this is why i ask if there is an alternative to load to load the thumbs into movie clip container.  But I would need the scaleContent feature to work.

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***so my revised question is:
How do I create a movie clip container that will resize an image  automatically? (The same way that the scaleContent feature works with the Loader Component.)

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I am surprised nobody else knows what i am talking about.  thank you.
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apparently there is someone not as stupid as me out there.

http://www.bgxcomponents.com/flashLoaderScale.htm
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by:sam928
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YOUUUUUUU are a genius...lol

and whoever this guy is that figured this out is a super genius... lol
much thank you...  at first i didnt understand it.. but only thing that needed to be done was paste the code that was given on the first frame  of all swf's that has a loader.

thank you ..ty... God Bless.
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God Blesssssss..lol
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