NOTICE: ActionScipt No Longer Supported
These blog posts are for ActionScript, which is a programming language for Adobe Flash Player. Unfortunately, Adobe Flash is no longer supported for web applications, so this information is likely not very useful to most developers. We are keeping it for those who still enjoy ActionScript and for posterity. We named our company after it, after all.
ActionScript – Loading Screen – Part 1Leave a Reply
Here is a Loading Bar I developed using the ratio of Loaded bytes to total bytes.
This script uses three main elements. The first one we will discuss is: “_xscale”
//This is used to specify the
//width of an symbol (ie. movieClip)
_root.movieClip._xscale = *number between 0 and 100*
To go into more detail into that last element, if your movie clip is named “loaderbar” and you made it to be at its full length (about 200 pixels lets say), you could type:
_root.loaderbar._xscale = 50;
//That would squeeze it to
//100 pixels (50%)
This is what we will be using to slowly move the bar across the screen as the file is loaded.
Here is a Flash Loading Bar to demonstrate the _xscale Property.
This is continued in ActionScript Loading Screen Part 2