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Flash AS2 Thumbnail Grid resize rows and cols

Posted on 2009-05-11
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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to create a XML thumbnail gallery that will re size with the stage. I want to have a XML file load the thumbnail but I want the thumbs to distribute based on how wide the movie clip that they are contained with is set to. For example if it's 500 wide they may be 5 thumbnails in the first row but if the stage is re sized and the container movie clip is squat to 300 there may only be 3 thumbnails on the first row....

Although it's a little hard to explain what I'm attempting I found another person asking the same question with an animated example.

Can you guys have a look at: http://board.flashkit.com/board/showthread.php?t=782139 and if anyone has any idea on how this could be accomplished in AS2, your help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
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Hi there.
you say you want the thumbnails to distribute based on how wide the movieclip is. but you want the movieclip to resize according to the stage?

you need to do some maths to get the size of the movieclip. you're not going to resize the thumbnails right you're just going to reduce the number of items per column/row.
off the top of my head this might be rather intensive in terms of processing as you'll need to reload everything each time.

have a look at this example to get the size of the stage.
this.createTextField("stageSize_txt", this.getNextHighestDepth(), 10, 10, 100, 22);
var stageListener:Object = new Object();
stageListener.onResize = function() {
    stageSize_txt.text = "w:"+Stage.width+", h:"+Stage.height;
};
Stage.scaleMode = "noScale";
Stage.addListener(stageListener);


so each time the stage is resized you need to resize the movieclip. then I'm assuming your'e creating movieclips dynamically to load the thumbnails, so you'll need to call the function again.

if you want to make it easier you could hardcode the items.

so use a switch statement for example and say if the stage width is between 100 and 200 do this, if it's between 200-300 do that etc.

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