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patcruz

rawContent problem

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I want to access some public functions inside a loaded SWF.

 

private var contentor:MovieClip;
private var loaderSwf:LoaderMax;

... 
public function LoaderClass():void
{
       loaderSwf = new LoaderMax( { name:"loaderSwf", onOpen:startHandler, onProgress:progressHandler, onComplete:completeHandlerSwf, onError:errorHandler } );
}

private function completeHandlerSwf(event:LoaderEvent):void
{
contentor = new MovieClip;
contentor =  event.target.rawContent as MovieClip;

dispatchEvent(new Event(Event.COMPLETE));
}

 

I get this error: "ReferenceError: Error #1069: Property rawContent not found on com.greensock.loading.LoaderMax and there is no default value."

 

If I try to access the rawContent trow the loader:

 

private function completeHandlerSwf(event:LoaderEvent):void
{
contentor = new MovieClip;
contentor =  loaderSwf.rawContent as MovieClip;

dispatchEvent(new Event(Event.COMPLETE));
}

 

I get this error: "1119: Access of possibly undefined property rawContent through a reference with static type com.greensock.loading:LoaderMax."

 

I'm I missing some import? Some newbie error?

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Yep, it's a newbie error :)

 

You want to use the rawContent property of the SWFLoader that you used to load the swf, NOT the LoaderMax instance. A LoaderMax is like a queue of loaders (SWFLoaders, ImageLoaders, XMLoaders, whatever).

 

BAD:

var queue:LoaderMax = new LoaderMax({onComplete:completeHandler});
queue.append( new SWFLoader("child.swf") );

function completeHandler(event:LoaderEvent):void {
   trace("rawContent: " + event.target.rawContent); //ERROR! event.target refers to the LoaderMax!
}

 

GOOD:

var queue:LoaderMax = new LoaderMax();
queue.append( new SWFLoader("child.swf", {onComplete:completeHandler}) );

function completeHandler(event:LoaderEvent):void {
   trace("rawContent: " + event.target.rawContent); //Correct - event.target refers to the SWFLoader
}

 

Notice how I attached the onComplete listener to the SWFLoader. There are many other ways to do this too, but the above example is probably the simplest. Here's another idea where you can use the name of the SWFLoader to get the rawContent:

 

var queue:LoaderMax = new LoaderMax({onComplete:completeHandler});
queue.append( new SWFLoader("child.swf", {name:"mySWF"}) );

function completeHandler(event:LoaderEvent):void {
   trace("rawContent: " + LoaderMax.getLoader("mySWF").rawContent); 
}

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hehehehe newbie errors!! :lol:

It works now! :D Thank you so much for the fast reply, you save me some hours of sleeeepp!

 

fantastic work!

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Hello Jack,

 

I'm getting the same message here but i'm not using an LoaderMax instance, I'm using SWFLoader.

Here's my code.

 

import com.greensock.*;
import com.greensock.events.TweenEvent;
import com.greensock.events.LoaderEvent;
import com.greensock.loading.*;

var loaderIndex:Number = -1;
var currentLoader:SWFLoader;

var swfs:LoaderMax = new LoaderMax({name:"mainQueue", onComplete:loadComplete, onChildComplete:childCompleteHandler});

///This append method of yours is how I want to load the swfs////

swfs.append(new SWFLoader("pair1.swf", {container:container_mc, autoPlay:false}));
swfs.append(new SWFLoader("pair2.swf", {container:container_mc, autoPlay:false}));
swfs.append(new SWFLoader("pair3.swf", {container:container_mc, autoPlay:false}));
swfs.append(new SWFLoader("pair4.swf", {container:container_mc, autoPlay:false}));


swfs.load();

function childCompleteHandler(e:LoaderEvent):void {
trace(e.target + " loaded");
e.target.content.visible = false;

}

function loadComplete(e:LoaderEvent):void{

trace("swf loaded");

//reference the TimelineMax in the loaded swf
// Carl, this mainOut is the finial timeline that completes the activity///
var loadedTimelineMax:TimelineMax= e.target.rawContent.mainIn;

initCurrentLoader();
trace(loadedTimelineMax);

//track when the loaded TimelineMax is done playing
loadedTimelineMax.addEventListener(TweenEvent.COMPLETE, timelineCompleteMessage);

//tell the loaded TimelineMax to play
loadedTimelineMax.play();

}
function initCurrentLoader() {

   loaderIndex++; 

if (loaderIndex == swfs.numChildren) {
	//reset back to 0 if the last swf has already played
	loaderIndex  = 	0;
}

//dynamically reference current loader based on value of loaderIndex

currentLoader = swfs.getChildAt(loaderIndex);

//make the content of the current loader visible

currentLoader.content.visible = true;

//tell the current loader's swf to to play
currentLoader.rawContent.startTimelineMax(); 
//currentLoader.rawContent.gotoAndPlay(1);
}

function timelineCompleteMessage(e:TweenEvent):void{
trace("the parent has detected that the TimelineMax in the loaded swf is COMPLETE");
}	

function timelineStartMessage():void{
trace("the timeline started playing and the child swf told the parent swf to display this message\n");
}	

 

Do you what I'm doing wrong?

Ben.

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You are using a LoaderMax instance. You set its onComplete to loadComplete() and then inside that method, you tried e.target.rawContent. The e.target would reference the LoaderMax (since it's the thing dispatching the COMPLETE event) and LoaderMax instances don't have a "rawContent" property. See what I mean?

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ok I get it.

 

But how about if I use SWFLoader instead?

 

var swfs:SWFLoader = new SWFLoader({name:"mainQueue", onComplete:loadComplete, onChildComplete:childCompleteHandler});

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Could you be a little more specific with your question? I'm not sure what exactly you're looking for, what the problem is, or where the confusion might be.

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Sorry.

So if I don't use the LoaderMax instance to load the swfs because the e.target.rawContent can't reference it. Could I use the SWFLoader instead ? would that solve the error message I'm getting?

 

I've been able to have a single child swf load and animate its content fine and now I'm trying to load a number of swfs in a sequence one after the other but I am getting the rawContent error message. The other issue is that all swfs are playing simultaneously. What I looking at doing is having the first swf play through its animation & when the first is completed it's animation the second swf starts etc....

So should I do this?

var swfs:SWFLoader = new SWFLoader({name:"mainQueue", onComplete:loadComplete, onChildComplete:childCompleteHandler});
swfs.append(new SWFLoader("pair1.swf", {container:container_mc, autoPlay:false}));
swfs.append(new SWFLoader("pair2.swf", {container:container_mc, autoPlay:false}));
swfs.append(new SWFLoader("pair3.swf", {container:container_mc, autoPlay:false}));
swfs.append(new SWFLoader("pair4.swf", {container:container_mc, autoPlay:false}));

function loadComplete(e:LoaderEvent):void{

trace("all swfs loaded");
var loadedTimelineMax:TimelineMax= e.target.rawContent.mainIn;

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ben,

 

it seems this project of yours started from the initial thread here: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=6385 started by someone else and now it continues in this thread here that is a month old also started by someone else.

 

It's very difficult for GreenSock or I to offer help if the proper context is not given or if the discussion of the same project is taking place in multiple threads.

 

I think I have some idea of what you are trying to do and if possible I will create a third solution to address your problem of having multiple swfs load and play their TimelineMax sequences in order later today or sometime this weekend.

 

right now it appears a few lines of code are in the wrong place or won't work without some modification

 

carl

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Hi Carl,

Yes I guess I should have posted to the other thread. I only posted on this thread after I didn't a search on this site for the same error message that I was getting so I thought I'd post here instead.

I do appreciate the help.

Ben.

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attached is an example that

 

-loads 2 swfs

-each of these swfs have TimelineMax animations

-after both swfs load

---swf1' s TimelineMax plays and when it is done playing

---swf2' s TimelineMax plays and when it is done playing

---swf1' s TimelineMax plays and when it is done playing

etc

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