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Now, let's break that actionscript!

The First part:

That just stops on that Frame.

The part after that:

loadpercent = _root.getBytesLoaded() / _root.getBytesTotal * 100;

This part assigns a variable, with the name loadpercent. It gets the Bytes of the File that have already been loaded, divides it by the Total Bytes, and then multiplys it by 100, so that the division isn't a decmial.

The if statement..:

if(loadpercent != 100){
setProperty(bar, _xscale, loadpercent);

First, the if statement tests to see that the variable loadpercent is at 100, which would mean it is fully loaded. It says if the variable doesn't equal 100, then use the setProperty(); function:

These are the parameters of the setProperty(); funtion: setProperty(target, property, value);

First, target. This tells the function what clip to target, and assign the follow property to.

Next, property. This is the property of the specific clip to set. In this case, _xscale.

And last, value. This is the value of the property being assigned. In this case, it was loadpercent.

Now, if the if statement returns true, then the setProperty(); function is used to show how much of the movie is loaded through a bar movieclip. If the statement returns false, and the movie is:


This about sums it up! Basically, using actionscript, we test to see if the movie is loaded, and change the size of the bar if it isn't, and go to the nextframe if it is! I hope this tutorial helped you a great deal! Hopefully, in the future, I will write more tutorials! But I haven't much time to do so, what with sports and school...

I'm only 13 years old!! Lol..anyway, if you have any questions, feel free to email me at, or, reach me on AIM (Aol Instant Messenger) at: MasnaX ! I'll be glad to help in anyway that I can! Thank you for reading!! Hope I've helped you!

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