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Author: tommkkat

Flash scroll panes and dynamic content:

1. Add a scroll pane to the stage and give it an instance name (ie. "scroller").

2. Create a blank movie clip, give it an instance name ( ie. "contentHolder"), and add it to the library.

Action Script:

1. Set the scroller to use the "contentHolder" MC for pane content. [ scroller.setScrollContent("contentHolder") ]

2. Get a reference to the scroller's pane content. [ contentHolderRef = scroller.getScrollContent() ]

3. Attach whatever MCs you want to the pane reference. We have typically used MCs containing text fields and images and set the x/y parameters to create columns and rows for picture galleries with descriptions and clickable buttons.

4. When you're done attaching things to the reference, refresh the scroller pane. [scroller.refreshPane()]

Example script with scrollable rows of content:

function loadScrollableContent() {
	var scrollContent = scroller.getScrollContent();
	var columns = 4;
	var xSpace = 120;
	var ySpace = 135;
	var columnNum = 0;
	var rowNum = 0;
	for (x=0; x<10; x++) {
		scrollContent.attachMovie("myMovie", "myMovie", layer);
		scrollContent.myMovie.duplicateMovieClip("myMovie"+x, layer);
		if (columnNum>columns-1) {
			columnNum = 0;
		//use embeded fonts
		scrollContent["myMovie"+x].text = "Mr. Phil "+x;
		scrollContent["myMovie"+x]._x = -270.5+(columnNum*xSpace);
		scrollContent["myMovie"+x]._y = -127.8+(rowNum*ySpace);
» Level Intermediate

Added: 2004-02-24
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