I'm trying to learn how to control where external images are
displayed on my timeline. I really want to use the
createemptymovielcip method. It's easy to load external images
right on the root. But what if I wanted to load them into a parent
movieclip or behind that one, etc...so that my main root or layers
that are above it will show content. For example, if I type "hello
world" on layer 1 on the root, but wanted to load my external image
behind that static text as a background image, how do i do that?
Connecting to this question, will the flash 8 component
"preloader" easily work "see" the external jpg I'm loading? Or does
it only "see" content nested inside of the flash document.
flash controls the apparent depth of objects in your swf by
assigning everything an integer depth. objects created in the
authoring environment (like your text) are assigned a depth by
flash. if you have some text on one layer and something else on a
lower (or higher) layer, then your text will be assigned a lesser
(or greater) depth than the something else. generally, objects in
the authoring environment are positioned by flash at depth starting
just below -16380.
you can use layers to control the apparent depth of objects
created in the authoring environment. you can use the swapDepths()
property of movieclips to control the depth of movieclips created
with actionscript (or in the authoring environment).
when you need to control something (like text), you're
usually best served by converting it to a movieclip and using the
p.s. i don't know anything about the loader component, but it
certainly should make no difference what's being loaded into a