[thelist] Flash slider

Erik Mattheis gozz at gozz.com
Tue Mar 12 12:42:01 CST 2002

Pretty simple ...

- Your animation's timeline is _root.animation
- You made your slider by making a movieclip and putting a thumb
inside the slider which is also a movie clip ... this way the _x of
the thumb divided by the _width of it's parent will indicate the
progress of the movie.
- A button inside the thumb movieclip sets a variable called sliding
to true/false and you also are saying this.startDrag() for the thumb.

You could have this action on the thumb movieclip

onClipEvent(enterFrame) {
   if (sliding) {
     new_frame = Math.ceil((this._x/_parent._width) *
   else {
     this._x =
(_root.animation._currentframe/_root.animation._totalframes) *

>so, let's say i have a Flash movie that has simple VCR-style
>controls... and let's say i have a progress bar showing where you
>are in the movie... and let's say that i now want that progress bar to
>be something a user can grab and use to quickly scroll to another
>point in the movie...
>and let's say google searches and Flash site surfing turned up
>might anyone here have any suggestions?


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