Hi, I am a programmer but new to flash. I made a script that
reads data in from a text file and displays it in the flash.
This works... kinda.
The problem I am having is understanding the rules flash has
for reading in data with LoadVars and actually having that data
available. For some reason, the loading of the data always happens
after my screen is drawn with my objects. When the flash initially
loads the objects have 'undefined'. After the user generates a key
press event, it works like a champ. I just have one frame in my
movie that says something like
var bla = new Bla();
I populate the public array that needs this data in the
onLoad method, when I dump variables in debug, I can see the data
had been read into memory. The problem is, it is not being read in
first, even though I programed it to do so.
I have a feeling this has something to do with the movieclip,
but since I am mega newb, I have no idea and the flash docs say
nothing about this.