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    Thanks for the quick response, nunomira. I...

    Thanks for the quick response, nunomira.

    I suppose I should have been a bit more specific w/ my question.

    I was trying to determine if it would be better for my extending Class to be...
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    AS2 - best way to extend MovieClip Class?

    What is the best/proper way for an AS2 Class to extend the MovieClip Class, to allow access to its methods (i.e. 'attachMovie()')?

    Is it possible for an AS2 Class to access MovieClip methods w/o...
  3. Thanks for your response, wyl_m. I did end up...

    Thanks for your response, wyl_m. I did end up re-installing Flash and all is well for now - seems that some process or sequence must have corrupted the app. I am suprised/alarmed that the second...
  4. 'Publish Settings' button crashes MX2004pro

    Have a huge problem trying to access 'Publish Settings'. When attempting via the File menu or ctrl+shft+F12 - nothing happens (no dialog window). When I click the 'Publish Settings' button in the...
  5. Thanks for the link, should help to isolate...

    Thanks for the link, should help to isolate where/when failure occurs.

    Most loading methods ('get', 'loadMovie', etc.) are asynchronous and allow 'on' events to occur simultaneously. However, it...
  6. Thanks for the suggestion, Musicman. ...

    Thanks for the suggestion, Musicman.

    Unfortunately, I suspect the issue cannot be resolved via traditional time/order-of-execution based methods. I've run into a very similar problem when loading...
  7. LoadVars / onData >>> need 'timeout' function

    I am developing a wireless app that 'LoadVars()' a text file over WiFi, and uses 'onData' to trigger the next function. All works great unless connection is lost in the middle of loading - the app...
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    including AS at runtime

    Ok, so I realize this is a bit of a 'Holy Grail' for Flash - the inclusion of AS at runtime. The question of how has been raised many times over the years, but to my knowledge, no work-around has...
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    Ok, so this is what I ended up with: 2 html...

    Ok, so this is what I ended up with:

    2 html pages ('index.html' and 'index2.html').
    The first one is loaded into a frameset generated by the
    cloaking service when 'www.mycloakedDomain.com'
    is...
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    no, nothing happens (window does not open). ...

    no, nothing happens (window does not open).

    Assuming this technique works for others, the only thing I can think of is possibly a "cross-domain" issue - I am using a domain forwarding service....
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    Can you think of a reason why your example code...

    Can you think of a reason why your example code would work locally, but not on the www?

    Your example:
    getURL("javascript:window.open('filenameToOpen....
  12. Maintaining selection while scrolling text???

    Has anyone come up with a way to maintain the selection of text while scrolling? Most text editors have this capability, however in Flash, if text is selected and another object within Flash...
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    Yeah, we hit this wall a couple of months ago...

    Yeah, we hit this wall a couple of months ago when we converted some of our F5 templates and smartclips to F6/MX.

    You can also use "_root[]", "_parent[]" or any Array().
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    Hey gaz_b, Thanks for the link - VERY...

    Hey gaz_b,

    Thanks for the link - VERY interesting!

    It's a shame that the dot syntax is actually SLOWER.
    Though I am reluctant to return to Flash 4 slash-scripting.

    Will definitely use the...
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    processor load vs. "poor form"

    Anyone know of a source for info comparing the processor load of various Actionscript actions (ie. eval() vs. ?:, etc.)?

    It is generally held that a reductionistic approach (less code) is better,...
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    I received the following in an email from...

    I received the following in an email from Sorenson:



    Not sure if they fixed the 2055 frame limitation, though.

    I think it was decided in this thread that the product/process comparison...
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    Excellent! Much thanks!

    Excellent!

    Much thanks!
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    In Flash5 it was possible to assign a value to a...

    In Flash5 it was possible to assign a value to a dynamically named variable:

    eval("myVariable" + myVariableCount) = myVariableValue;

    This is not permitted in MX.

    Do you know of an acceptable...
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    It's definitely in the blood.

    It's definitely in the blood.
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    I have been working with Flash for many years,...

    I have been working with Flash for many years, but don't recall when I had my first Flash dream. You know what I mean, not the usual "dream I'm at work", but rather where the fabric of the dream...
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    Theory1 - Did you get it figured out? Keep in...

    Theory1 - Did you get it figured out?

    Keep in mind that for() loops execute in computer time rather than by your frame rate. So, the loop you described would exececute immediately, finishing...
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    Whenever possible, I steer clients away from ASP...

    Whenever possible, I steer clients away from ASP based solutions. Though not a Microsoft basher, using ASP ties you to their expensive server products, seat licenses, etc. which all but the largest...
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    Exactly! Although extra features and ease of use...

    Exactly!
    Although extra features and ease of use are appreciated by the folks doing the work. The client couldn't care less about how easy the production process might be, or the feature-set of the...
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    Looking forward to an objective report on the...

    Looking forward to an objective report on the strengths and weaknesses of the current video conversion/compression tools. Recently made the mistake of purchasing one of the highly-touted MX video...
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    Hey, Not sure if this is relevant, but your...

    Hey,

    Not sure if this is relevant, but your "for" loop appears to be missing syntax... if not, please explain how it works the way it is written. ???

    g.
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