Flash actionscript 2 load external swf with preloader

Im looking to load an external swf file into my movieclip with the instance name holder_mc, i would like to show the progress of loading within my dynamic text field instance name loading_txt

how would i do this in actionscript 2
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Brant SnowAsked:
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Antonio EstradaConnect With a Mentor Tech Leader / Senior Web DeveloperCommented:
Something like this should do it:

(You should have a textField called "txt" for this example to work).

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var container:MovieClip = createEmptyMovieClip("container", getNextHighestDepth());
var loader:MovieClipLoader = new MovieClipLoader();
loader.addListener(this);
loader.loadClip("loadme.swf", container);

function onLoadProgress(mc:MovieClip, bytesLoaded:Number, bytesTotal:Number):Void {
	txt.text = (bytesLoaded / bytesTotal) * 100 + "%";
}

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florimitCommented:
try something like this :

loading_txt.text = (holder_mc.getBytesLoaded() / holder_mc.getBytesTotal() * 100) + "%";
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Brant SnowAuthor Commented:
so that would maybe show the loading but what about loading the swf.   So lets so my external swf file is called external.swf and i want holder_mc to load it, what is that going to look like?
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ayanaculisCommented:
I usually use this (attached) class for all my preloader needs. It's completely customizable and reusable in other projects. Since I can't attach FLA files, please drop me an e-mail at ayanaculis@shoclabs.com and I'll be happy to send you the rest of the code.

Just copy the class in the same folder as your *.fla, then just copy the frames in the FLA I'll send to you to your own. You can change the loading animation (progress_mc_ext) Note that it should always be 100 frames long. You can also change the font and size of the preloading text, just remember to embed the font.

If you need further explanation on how it works, please feel free to ask.
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