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Loading time is loading time, so insisting on a scroller isn't going to change anything, except the user will be waiting longer if they are waiting for everything to load first, which is more likely to end up with them leaving.
If a scrollpane is not working with whatever you are trying to do (I didn't really follow the problem), then you should consider not using one and just load the content into a movieclip and create scrollling controls for it yourself. Place the movieclip under a mask and control its position with the controls.
the problem seems to be, when I go over a certain size canvas the scroll pane maxs out and for some reason goes red.
I have read on several forums that this is because there is a maximum canvas size and once you go over it the scrollpane stops working.
I have been using the scrollpane because my as skills are nada 1 and we're now working on borrowed time, could you be a total star and point me where to find a very simple as2 scrolling code source?
cheers mate D
If you aren't familiar with how to dynamically control the position of an object using actionscript, then your best bet will be to search Google using terms like "AS2 scrolling gallery tutorial" and see if you can find something that suits your needs. Learning to control position with code is something worth your pursuing if this is going to be your line of work.
Umm finding it imposible to find a tutorial which doesnt involve either xml or as3.
Also would a bespoke scroller not be subject to the same limitations on the canvas size? (if my files go over the size limit the whole scroller loads a red block instead of the desired images).
Is it possible to publish a movie using as3 and then import it into an as2 file?
Another idea I had was to break the file in half and include a button with a link to the second half at the end of the scroll, however, as I'm importing these scrolls dynamically the button doesn't work at all on the main page - any ideas why this might be?
Once again many thanks for helping out - you've made what has felt like an impossible project so much easier.