Image / MC height / _x and _y positioning



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Re: Image / MC height / _x and _y positioning

Postby tusharwadekar » Tue, 26 Jun 2007 20:45:00 GMT

 To access height, width of image; you will have to wait till the image loads 
completely. You can use custom loader for this purpose. Or look for 
"MovieClipLoader" class. It provides all necessary events. 

Re: Image / MC height / _x and _y positioning

Postby ++ Barry ++ » Tue, 26 Jun 2007 21:23:47 GMT

thanks.  I have been trying out the code with no luck. I understand whats going 
on in the help files but i cant seem to get it workingwith myown code. Any 
chance of a quick example with my code?


Re: Image / MC height / _x and _y positioning

Postby tusharwadekar » Tue, 26 Jun 2007 21:44:02 GMT

Here is the code. You will have to generate imgList array based on your XML 
data. Once done call the function "startLoadingImgs()". It will load all images 
one by one.

 var mcLoader:MovieClipLoader;
 var loadListener:Object = new Object();
 var isLoading:Boolean = false;
 var imgList:Array = ["img_1.jpg", "img_2.jpg", "img_3.jpg"];
 var ind:Number = -1;

 loadListener.onLoadInit = function(target_mc:MovieClip):Void  {
 	isLoading = false;	
 	trace("Loading Image: "+imgList[ind]+" complete.");
 loadListener.onLoadError = function(target_mc:MovieClip, errorCode:String, 
httpStatus:Number) {
 	isLoading = false;
 	trace("Loading Image: "+imgList[ind]+" failed.");

 function loadImage(ind:Number) {
 	if (isLoading) {
 	var img:String = imgList[ind];
 	trace("Loading Image: "+img);
 	isLoading = true;
 	mcLoader = new MovieClipLoader();
 	mcLoader.loadClip(img, image_mc);
 function startLoadingImgs():Void {	
 	if(ind < imgList.length){
 	} else {
 		trace("All Images loaded");


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