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Loader Pro V3

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The Loader Pro V3 is a professional loader that features scale modes (scale, crop, scale-crop, resize), align modes, built in preloaders and customized transition tweens. Here are all known issues for Loader Pro V3. If you have any questions that you think we should discuss here please let us know.

Preloader for a whole movie that has lots of Loader Pro V3s in it

(2007-11-01 - views: 11926)
Q: Is there a way to use a "full movie" preloader for a SWF with lots of Loader Pro V3 instances in it? So that all (or a definable number of) of the Loader instances will go ahead & fill up, while the site's visitor watches a progress screen, and when the Loaders are all loaded, the movie then starts to play? And as the visitor navigates to different pages (frames) - for example, one with many Loader thumbnails on it - they're already loaded, and ready to go?

Or do the Loaders require an enterFrame sort of trigger, and there's no way to get them to load and register in a full-movie preloader as having done so, without navigating to each frame in which they appear?

for example:

sorry so long, & thanks for any suggestions

A: Yes indeed, very long message :) From what I see on the link you've sent you're trying to create your own ThumbnailList component using the Loader Pro V3. My first suggestion is to use the Thumbnail List component but if you want to use the loader component this is how you can do it.
1. You have a main movie which contains the main loader component which will load the external swf which will contain the thumbnails (all loaders)
2. On top of it you have to place a "customized preloader movielcip"
3. Each loader have its own listeners. You need to "collect" all onLoad events triggered by each loader when the content is loaded. (inside the external file which contains many loaders)
4. On the main movie, you "count" all the onLoad events, when you have all events triggered you're making the "customized preloader movielcip" invisible. This way, the loaded movie will become visible with all thumbnails loaded.

I hope that this makes sense to you :). This is the complicated way ... as I said, the easiest way is to use the Thumbnail List component.