Thank you kindly Rob. That is really interesting to see how you have
implemented this and very clever indeed.

Much appreciated

Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com
[mailto:flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of Rob Romanek
Sent: 14 June 2012 18:24
To: Flash Coders List
Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] elearing content using adobe air for ipad

Hi Paul,

What we do is have a swf that has a library of animations or images, all
contained in movie clips. These movie clips are then dropped onto the stage
and each instance given a name.

Once the swf is loaded you can then reference the instance by using
getChildByName("instanceName"). Once you have reference to that animation
you can throw it into any display object and it will show up in your app.

To get around with the stop limitation you can use some code to dynamically
add code to the animations after you have gotten access to them. We do
something like this to dynamically add stop code just before each frame
label of a movie clip. Then you 

for each (var fLabel:FrameLabel in _skin.currentLabels)
                        {
                                _frameLabels.push(fLabel.name);
                                var labelFrame:int = fLabel.frame
                                if (labelFrame > 1)
                                {
                                        //for addFrameScript the frame
numbers are 0 based
                                        //to add a stop frame on the one
previous to the current frame label: -2
                                        _skin.addFrameScript(labelFrame - 2,
function ():void{_skin.stop()});
                                }
                        }
                        //add a stop on the last frame of the skin
                        _skin.addFrameScript(_skin.totalFrames - 2, function
():void{_skin.stop()});

hth,

Rob



On 2012-06-14, at 9:06 AM, Paul Steven wrote:

> Rob
> 
> Can you elaborate on this further please?
> 
> I am working on an iPad only app using Flash CS5.5 and the client has 
> asked if the app could load in animated graphs. I initially thought 
> this would be easy loading in a swf but then discovered that not even 
> a stop action was possible.
> 
> It sounds like you may have an alternative solution so would be 
> interested to know more.
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Paul
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com
> [mailto:flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of Rob 
> Romanek
> Sent: 14 June 2012 13:58
> To: Flash Coders List
> Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] elearing content using adobe air for ipad
> 
> Hi,
> 
> You can load swfs into the app BUT the swfs can not contain any action 
> script in them. This includes giving class names to items in your 
> library or even simple "stop()" commands.
> 
> We use swfs as external libraries in our as3 built apps but our 
> approach has been to put items on the stage and name those instances 
> (which you can do with imported swfs). Then use getChildByName to 
> extract the instances we need.
> 
> You definitely need to use Apple's philosophy and "Think Different" 
> but it does work.
> 
> cheers,
> 
> Rob
> 
> 
> On 2012-06-13, at 10:04 AM, Hans Wichman wrote:
> 
>> . *However* as far as I know you cannot load an swf with it. This 
>> might
> require a different architectural setup than you had in mind.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> On 13-6-2012 15:35, Sumeet Kumar wrote:
>>> Thanks a lot for such a quick reply.
>>> 
>>> I haven't googled  it much but you guessed it right,  I am bit 
>>> worried about some features like
>>> 
>>> 1.   Will urlloader/loader(inbuilt as3 class) classes work fine. I wish
>>> to load swf built in as3 in my main file.
> 
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