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Author: Joachim Schnier | Website: http://www.cancerinform.net/

The Fla file: Actionscript for buttons, uploading the XML file

Now open the actions panel and have a look at the scripts. At the top of the page is the preload script. Check the script attached to modelHolder_1 to learn more about tracing the loading event.
Any way, we first create a general function with two arguments, which will be for the individual name buttons. We call the function ´showModel(modelName,fileName)´. The var modelName is the actual name of the model such as Kim for example. The var fileName is any XML file we want to upload.

//function to preload pics

function loadAll(firstPic,lastPic,picName){

   for (j=firstPic;j<=lastPic;j++) {

    duplicateMovieClip (_root.modelHolder_1,"pic_"+j, j);    

	setProperty ("pic_"+j, _alpha, (0));



    setProperty("modelHolder_1",_alpha, (0));





//general function to upload and get access to the xml files

//for the buttons

function showModel(modelName,fileName) {

	//this is to empty the preloader textfield


	//variables for the name of the model and for the xml file

	var modelName;

 var fileName;

	//uploading the xml, model is just an instance we use here

	model = new XML();

	model.onLoad = newModel;

	//this facilitates accessing the xml tree, since white

	//space is also considered childnode

	model.ignoreWhite = true;


» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-07-05
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The author is a scientist working in cancer research.
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