[Xerte] Re: Controlling a Flash .swf from Xerte

Kent kent_chesnut at hotmail.com
Mon Feb 17 22:56:08 GMT 2014

Thanks so much to Dave Burnett!

He provided the following... Sometimes loading the swf into a component icon is better than a graphics icon.

Using the component (right click on your page and select Add Component) worked as I had expected the graphic icon to work.

Have a great evening,

From: kent_chesnut at hotmail.com
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2014 15:28:28 -0600
Subject: [Xerte] Controlling a Flash .swf from Xerte

Xerte Gurus,

I'm beating my head on the wall with this one.
For a software simulation I use a graphics icon and loadImage() to load a series of screenshots based on the user's input.  However, this causes a flash and a slight lag while transitioning from 1 picture to the next.

I put the screenshots in subsequent frames of a flash app and set the frame action to stop().  I think I should be able to access the flash movieclip object using the Id of a graphics icon.  Then I could use IdIcon.gotoAndStop(frame) to control the simulation.  This doesn't seem to work.

I've tried compiling the flash for both Actionscript 2.0 and 1.0 with no luck.
I've also tried IdIcon.nextFrame() - but that doesn't do anything either.
When the icon loads, IdIcon._currentframe, _framesloaded, and _totalframes all return 1 even though I added a button on the flash that lets it advance frame by frame (and that works even when pulled up in Xerte).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Have a great day,


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