2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 12, 2008 6:57 PM by Walter Elias

    Flash hangs because of too many nested symbols

      I am trying to create an Flash application where areas expand when the user pushes a button which pushes the rest of the GUI down as it expands. To accomplish this, I have every line of the GUI (it is a chart-looking interface) nested in the symbol above it, creating nested movieclip, inside of nested movieclip, etc. This way when the user clicks to expand the section to view more details, it will move down all the symbols. Eventually this causes my Mac g5 to hang indefinitely when trying to put the last groups together.

      Do you think it is the many nested symbols that are causing this? They go as far as 9 deep sometimes. My 400KB fla file will end up taking 1 GB of memory and spiking the CPU at 100%, and, of course, is not responding. Thank you.