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    Thanks for the tip, Dricciotti. I did try your...

    Thanks for the tip, Dricciotti. I did try your trick but am not seeing any resulting output. I think this file is too much of a black box for me to crack, so I'm inclined to take the path of least...
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    A clarification....

    Dricciotti, others, apologies of I was not clear. My problem is not being able to see/find the instance anywhere on the stage. I know it's there somewhere, but the only way I know is by running the...
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    How to locate a component instance

    Hi all,

    Have looked everywhere for an answer to this -- hope it's an easy one to solve. I'm working with someone else's .fla file here at work, and he's on leave so I can't ask him. In his project...
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    Dricciotti, nice find! The example on...

    Dricciotti, nice find! The example on http://www.digitaluweb.com/flash/imranmalik.html proves the basic concept of what I'm trying to achieve.

    There's still a missing link, though... unless what's...
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    Thanks, d4rkst0n3. I thought that might be the...

    Thanks, d4rkst0n3. I thought that might be the answer. Is it possible there's a way to supress the Win menu completely, and in its place create my own custom-coded menu? (Kind of a workaround, I know)
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    Custom-looking right-click menu?

    Hi there. I've found lots of info and tutorials on customizing the commands available in the right-click menu of a Flash movie. What I'm wondering is if there's also a way to customize the *look* of...
  7. This is another great solution, with that extra...

    This is another great solution, with that extra finesse that will make my app even more solid-looking. Thanks for taking the time for this, I_am_TheFlasher!

    Maggie
  8. A very clever workaround -- I've learned so new...

    A very clever workaround -- I've learned so new stuff from this code... how exciting!

    The only *slightly* imperfect aspect of this solution is if you drag parent object very quickly the "closer"...
  9. "close" button inside draggable movie clip

    Just when I thought I had it all figured out.... ;)

    I've created a movie clip that users can drag (within certain parameters). What I'd love to be able to do is add a little "close [x]" button in...
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    I'd love to show it to you, but I'll have to buy...

    I'd love to show it to you, but I'll have to buy some time. It's a school project that should be ready for show in a month or so. It's also most appropriate for kiosk use, because files are quite...
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    catbert303, you're brilliant! That example was...

    catbert303, you're brilliant! That example was *precisely* what I needed to cross the gap. My movie now works like a charm, thanks to you. I so appreciate your time and efforts today for my benefit....
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    Hey again! Well, I just figured out a nice easy...

    Hey again! Well, I just figured out a nice easy solution to my caching problem (found it here, in case others are having the same issue:...
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    Polling the server seems a *great* strategy. I'm...

    Polling the server seems a *great* strategy. I'm having a bit of trouble getting this to work, however. How would you suggest I implement? I tried creating a blank actions_mc, then attached this code...
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    is this even possible?

    Hi --

    My flash movie reads in data from an external (cfm) file. Based on what it reads in, it makes a certain set of movieclips visible or invisible.

    My question is, I hope, a simple one. :)...
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    Eureka!!! I've just discovered my problem! (I'll...

    Eureka!!! I've just discovered my problem! (I'll post it in case it helps others who are similarly confused.)

    The fatal error I was making was in encapsulating my preloader into a movieclip. I've...
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    Thanks, Gary, I do appreciate the advice! At...

    Thanks, Gary, I do appreciate the advice!

    At this point, I've had a good stroll through the tutorials, and I've downloaded a few examples. I feel I understand the basics pretty well, but one thing...
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    i'm confused about image file loading...

    Hey all --

    I'd like to add a "load progress" movieclip to frame1 of my .fla, but I'm realizing now that there's something I don't understand. Hoping maybe someone can fill me in here.

    A quick...
  18. (x, y) corner coordinates offset when zooming

    Hello!

    I have a math roadblock, and was wondering if anyone can help me out here. I'll try to explain.

    In 2 consecutive frames, I've placed 2 versions of the same street map:

    In frame 1:
    *...
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    Perfect indeed -- that's *exactly* the ticket!!!...

    Perfect indeed -- that's *exactly* the ticket!!! Thanks so much to you, my friend! :)
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    Ahh, formatting. The browser picked up the period...

    Ahh, formatting. The browser picked up the period at the end of the URL. Try again with this one:

    http://www.recumbo.com/etc/map_drag_question.fla
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    Sure -- thanks for any help you can offer here....

    Sure -- thanks for any help you can offer here. The file's too big to post here, so please point your browser to:

    http://www.recumbo.com/etc/map_drag_question.fla.

    P.S. I've added a few notes...
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    Dain, you're correct about the relative size...

    Dain, you're correct about the relative size factoring. I've actually already managed to work that out in the first direction (dragging big map in tile window proportionately moves mini-tile on...
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    question about draggable objects

    Greetings!

    I'm building a map application that shows two views of the same map: a "tile" section of the entire map (normal scale) and, off to the side, a thumbnail version of the entire map with a...
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