1 Reply Latest reply on Feb 8, 2010 6:48 AM by Darrell Loverin

    Loader.loadBytes and getDefinitionByName


      Hi All


      I am currently working on a project that will load a swc, inspect it and allow the user to view the classes inside.


      I load the library.swf using Loader.loadBytes (the bytes come from the unzip library I use). I create an instance of the class using getDefinitionByName.


      This all works fine as long as getDefinitionByName is called on the next frame. If I call it straight away I get a reference error. To get round this I've come up with a rather hacky solution:


      private function processLibraries( event : Event ) : void


      _zipFiles.forEach( processSwfs );


      DisplayObject( FlexGlobals.topLevelApplication ).addEventListener( Event.ENTER_FRAME, enterFrame );



      private function enterFrame( event : Event ) : void


      DisplayObject( FlexGlobals.topLevelApplication ).removeEventListener( Event.ENTER_FRAME, enterFrame );


      _classCollection = new ArrayCollection();


      _zipFiles.forEach( processCatalogs );


      complete( _classCollection );



      I really don't like using the enter frame event on the top level application. I also don't want to have to set up a timer. That's just as nasty.


      Loader.loadBytes doesn't fire a complete event so I don't know where I listen for an event for when the bytes have been fully loaded into the ApplicationDomain.


      There must be a neater way round this?