Armand Niculescu, BEng, MSM, is a 34 year old Art Director at Media Division. and he enjoys working with visual arts for film, web and print.

14 responses to “AS3 Tutorial: Creating a Slideshow”

  1. mike kelly

    I’m having a serious problem that’s just recently appeared. my flash cs3 is unable to build a classpath to the external actionscript in your tutorial example as well as others I’ve downloaded tonight. it’s driving me crazy. have you ever encountered this?

  2. mike kelly

    my program was corrupted. had to re-install from scratch. fine now!

    thanks for this terrific example….

  3. jesse harshbarger

    This was dead on and will really help out. Thanks for the time and effort to detail the code. Mahalo!

  4. jugash

    Spot on. Very useful. Thanks

  5. Molefi

    This is great I’m new to actionscript and this was very helpful. It looks really nice. I was wondering, how do i go about making the images ‘clickable’?


  6. Robert Anthony

    Excellent presentation Armand. I

  7. Porter

    Awesome flash based slide show, great work explaining it step by step as well. Thanks for sharing, keep up the good work.

  8. Kara

    Thank you very much for the tutorial, especially the pdf and full code. I linked you to where I will use it and cite for credit. Thanks!

  9. Mike Crone

    Excellent tutorial, Armand. I will share this link with my design students. Thanks much.

  10. Thea

    This is the best tutorial/example I’ve found on the subject.
    One thing you could do different is to keep the image source and title strings directly in the XML object, since it is already loaded in memory, no reason to create another copy of it in memory.  A slideshow is a linear arrangement but frequently the user can jump around so it isn’t necessary to have things in linear order.  You end up using the id names.  If you have a large number of images, say your slideshow totals into the 100′s of megs, it may be better to load them on demand, not all at once.

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    I am impressed with the content.

  14. Ali

    Hi, Nice