I'm not sure -- are you trying to provide slideshow functionality on a page, or are more interested in understanding the environment enough to write your own application, which just might be a slideshow? If you just need to get a slideshow up, then web search "flash slideshow" shows a bunch of good candidates... Todd Dominey's gets a lot of user-to-user recommendations. Useful...? jd -- John Dowdell . Adobe Developer Support . San Francisco CA USA Weblog: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/jd Aggregator: http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mxna Technotes: http://www.macromedia.com/support/ Spam killed my private email -- public record is best, thanks.