I have a bit of a tricky project and I'm wondering if anyone
can help me.
Basicly the webite is a photo gallery for my company which
contains hundreds of images of all the products. No actual data is
hard-coaded into the movie, it is all loaded dynamically from an
XML file which has product data and the URL's for the images.
At the moment I have nine products per page and as you scroll
through is loads the next nine images as you need them, this means
that there is always a pause between pages. I am looking for a way
that I can start downloading as many of l my images as possible as
soon as the movie starts so that there will not always be the pause
as you scroll through (I would like it to keep on loading in the
background as the user is browsing.
I am quite new to flash so the problem is that I dont know
where to store these images until they are needed? As I said the
number of total images is always changing so I cant have a fixed
number of movieclips to load them into. I need some sort of place
holder that can hold all these images until needed and then load
them into the movie clips on the stage.
Does anyone know of any tricks to handle this sort of
thing??? I would greatly appreciate any help.