April 1, 2001 - The Timeline Approach in SWF
April 1, 2001|
The Timeline Approach in SWF
Tips: April 2001
Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
stop). You control the playback of an SWF file by specifying the frame name and the label inside the frame (
stop). Imagine that the Flash player (or any other compatible players) is a playhead. You have a control over the playhead. But the control is limited to a very limited set of commands. You can ask it to go to a certain frame and to a certain label in that frame (
stop). Once the playhead is in motion, you cannot interfere with it. The sound will stop only after the playhead will reach a
stoplabel inside the frame. For example, you cannot command the playhead to stop or to play. You don't have a control over the playhead other than asking it to go to a certain frame and a certain label inside the frame. Once the sound starts, the playhead continues down the timeline. The sound, on the other hand, continues to completion, without regard for what is happening to the playhead.