3 Replies Latest reply on May 7, 2010 8:48 AM by kglad

    Does nobody know?

    AllyPugh Level 1

      I posted this query

       

      http://forums.adobe.com/thread/632721?tstart=0

       

      I have had no response as yet. Surely somebody knows?

        • 1. Re: Does nobody know?
          kglad Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          there's never a reason to assign a variable to a textfield and it should be avoided.

           

          that said, cs4 has a variable field in the properties panel just like previous versions of flash (when using as2).

          • 2. Re: Does nobody know?
            AllyPugh Level 1

            Thanks for the response!

             

            I'm following this one frame Preloader tutorial http://www.flzone.com/go?7935

             

            Its asks me to name the variable.

             

            I think it may be my copy of Flash, I have no option in the properties inspector to label a 'Var'.

             

            Is there a way to label it in the AS?

             

            Or do you know another full proof simple preloader tutorial? I want the whole swf. to load before launching the content for the viewer you see. I've tried a load of tutorials and none are working withought using 10-15 frames at the beginning of the timeline. I only have 1 frame to put it in

            • 3. Re: Does nobody know?
              kglad Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              you can use anybody's tutorial but i'd be suspicious of any that used a textfield variable.  that person is very flash-savvy.

               

              instead of using a textfield variable, assign your textfield an instance name use use its text property instead of the associated variable.  ie, everyplace you see:

               

              tfVar  // where tfVar is the textfield's variable

               

              use

               

              tf.text  // where tf is the textfield's instance name.