16 January 2012
This article contains details about working with preloaders in Adobe Flash Professional so that you can configure projects to display content more efficiently and keep users informed of the SWF-loading process.
Preloaders are designed to appear as SWF content loads in the background. They are often animated graphics that hold the user's attention and provide a better playback viewing, rather than users staring at a blank screen and wondering if anything is happening.
In some cases, preloaders are also configured to display a progress bar or a numeric value that indicates the amount of content that has loaded. This feedback is helpful because the user understands that the loading process is almost complete.
Two conditions interfere with preloaders:
Follow these steps to resolve either issue:
Note: Use caution whenever adding third-party preloaders to your projects. Take the time to read the code and comments (if available) to understand the logic thoroughly.
To learn more about creating and incorporating preloaders into your Flash projects, read the following articles and online documentation:
Refer to Avoiding common authoring mistakes to find links to other articles in this series.