Update: New version of Flash preloader component was released with new features and new documentation. Please go to new Free flash preloader component page >>>
The following information is about older 1.0 version.
Free Flash Preloader component provides an easy way to add a nice visual loading indicatior when loading images or external swf files.
You may skin the preloader component and display any flash animation while loading your data.
It is extremely simple to use. Just place an instance of preloader component on the stage:
And set the parameters:
The parameters are:
skinSwf – linkage identifier of any animation symbol in library you would like to be played while loading the source. That is a skin for your preloader component.
skinType – when animation movie identifier is set in ‘skinSwf’ parameter you may choose whether this animation will be played in ‘progressive’ or ‘cyclic’ mode.
- ‘progressive‘ mode plays skinSwf animation depending on the progress of loaded movie – meaning skinSwf animation’s current frame depends on the percentage of loaded source movie. In this mode your flash preloader component will function as a progress bar.
- ‘cyclic’ mode just plays skinSwf animation in a loop while source movie or image is loaded. This mode of preloader tells users that some activity is happening in flash document, but doesn’t inform about its progress and when loading is going to be finished.
source – the path to the file of image or swf to load. Our flash preloader component takes care of loading the files for you. It’s only needed to specify where this file is located. Moreover, a batch of events got fired to inform you about loading status. We will update the documentation soon
target – name of target movieclip, which will be replaced with loaded image or swf specified in source attribute filed. If it’s not specified, preloader component creates a target movieclip at the highest depth of _root scope. Loaded source is placed in the coordinates of the preloader.
You may take a look at preloader component in action
If you are looking for a flash animation for your preloader, please take a look at our simple preloaders animations and professional preloader animations. All of these animations might be easily used as skins for our free preloader component.
No download of Flash Preloader Component v1.0 is available. We recommend using new version, which you may find at this page >>>