I doubt I am the only one noticing the lack of a timer in Catalyst. (looking at the wishlist)
There is workarounds, "the FLV method", and other people mention using flash builder to add a timer on the slides.
"The FLV method" is explained another place in the forum, but using the flash builder utils.timer method is not explained anywhere.
Does someone have an example lying around somewhere?
Or would be willing to explain it in simple terms - like the "loop" method in the faq?
I think it would benefit the lurkers and users in general.
There were rumors of a timer being added for Flash Catalyst CS5.5, but alas no luck.
Take a look at http://blogs.adobe.com/pdehaan/2006/07/using_the_timer_class_in_actio.html to see how to code a timer. The real effort is finding the start trigger. If you want to post it, I might have a chance to take a look.