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

Actionscript: frame 1, Loading thumbnails and function to load slides

The next two functions are to load the thumbnails and to make the thumbnail buttons functional (function showSlide).

//function to load the thumbnails
function preView (firstSlide,lastSlide,nailName) {
  	clearEverything();
	 //loading the thumbnails
  	while (firstSlide <= lastSlide) {
     		_root["nailHolder_" + firstSlide].loadMovie(nailName + firstSlide +".jpg");
    		firstSlide++;
    	}
  	unloadMovie(slideHolder);
 	// load text for preview
 	loadVarsText = new loadVars();
 	loadVarsText.load("preview.txt");
 	loadVarsText.onLoad = function(success) {
  		if(success) {
   			headline.html = true;
   			headline.htmlText = this.headText;
  		}else{
   			trace("text not loaded");
  		}
 	}
}
//function for each thumbnail button to load slide into slideholder.
//This function is attached to thumbnail buttons. Each slidenumber has
//to be set individually. See the invbox actions for details.
function showSlide (slideNumber,slideName,slideText,lastSlide) {
  	clearEverything();
  	_root.slideHolder.unloadMovie();
  	_root.slideHolder.loadMovie(slideName + slideNumber + ".jpg");
  	newText = (slideText + slideNumber + ".txt");
  	loadVarsText = new loadVars();
  	loadVarsText.load(newText);
  	loadVarsText.onLoad = function(success) {
    		if(success) {
     			scroller.html = true;
	     		scroller.htmlText = this.myText;
   		}else{
	     		trace("not loaded");
   		}
  	}
 	//This is to hide the slideshow right and left buttons.
 	_root.rightBut._visible = false;
 	_root.leftBut._visible = false;
}

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-06-29
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The author is a basic scientist doing cancer research.
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