7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 23, 2006 5:13 PM by guowy

    Progress bar with a for loop


      I've got a for loop that goes through every single character in a string and modifying these characters. The problem I'm having is I want to try and display a progress bar that gets updated after every character (or a few characters). However to my understanding a for loop has to be completed before the stage gets updated, therefore theoretically all you should see on the bar is no progress and all of sudden full progress.

      I imagine onEnterFrame will allow me to produce the same result as a for loop WITH the progress bar being updated however it works by framerate therefore the time it takes will depend on fps.

      I was wondering whether anyone knows of a way to:
      1. Pause a for loop to update the bar and return to the loop after updating
      2. or have the bar updated while the for loop is running.

      Any help would be appreciated!