I'm wondering if it's possible to force a movieclip to
display as soon as it is created. Rather than having to wait for
the next frame.
For example the code attached attempts to show a loading
screen before a cpu heavy task executes. It then hides the load
screen after the task has finished.
The problem with the below code is that the loading screen
will never be displayed as flash will be too busy doing
doSomething() to move onto the next frame. The visual effect is
that the loading screen isn't actually displayed as it's made
invisible as soon as it's drawn.
So I was wondering if there was a way to force a movieclip to
display, or force the next frame before performing an action.
Currently I’ve used intervals to wait for a few secs,
but it's starting to get a bit messy and it slows the application
down (if only slightly).