Adding Thumbnails

I am creating an image gallery for my photography site and am using the ‘Adding Thumbnails’ tutorial as a guide to do so. I first went through and did everything the way the tutorial said and was able to get it to work. Then, I went to my flash file and copied and pasted code from the tutorial and formatted it for what I needed. It all mostly works, however, the automatic scrolling doesn’t work when the mouse rolls over the left side (it will scroll correctly when you move over the right side but nothing happens when you are on the left side). Additionally, when the thumbnails load up, there is a lot of empty space to the left of the first picture and you have to scroll all the way over to fill it up. The thumbnails stop at the correct place, though.

To see what I am doing, go to www.bephotodesigns.com/Crappy.html - click on portfolio and then click on Be Urban. As for source code, I haven’t changed anything that was on the tutorial.

Here’s the big chunk of it:

function loadXML(loaded) {
if (loaded) {
xmlNode = this.firstChild;
image = [];
description = [];
thumbnails = [];
total = xmlNode.childNodes.length;
for (i=0; i<total; i++) {
image* = xmlNode.childNodes*.childNodes[0].firstChild.nodeValue;
description* = xmlNode.childNodes*.childNodes[1].firstChild.nodeValue;
thumbnails* = xmlNode.childNodes*.childNodes[2].firstChild.nodeValue;
thumbnails_fn(i);
}
firstImage();
} else {
content = “file not loaded!”;
}
}
xmlData = new XML();
xmlData.ignoreWhite = true;
xmlData.onLoad = loadXML;
xmlData.load(“images.xml”);
/////////////////////////////////////
listen = new Object();
listen.onKeyDown = function() {
if (Key.getCode() == Key.LEFT) {
prevImage();
} else if (Key.getCode() == Key.RIGHT) {
nextImage();
}
};
Key.addListener(listen);
previous_btn.onRelease = function() {
prevImage();
};
next_btn.onRelease = function() {
nextImage();
};
/////////////////////////////////////
p = 0;
this.onEnterFrame = function() {
filesize = picture.getBytesTotal();
loaded = picture.getBytesLoaded();
preloader._visible = true;
if (loaded != filesize) {
preloader.preload_bar._xscale = 100*loaded/filesize;
} else {
preloader._visible = false;
if (picture._alpha<100) {
picture._alpha += 10;
}
}
};
function nextImage() {
if (p<(total-1)) {
p++;
if (loaded == filesize) {
picture._alpha = 0;
picture.loadMovie(image[p], 1);
desc_txt.text = description[p];
picture_num();
}
}
}
function prevImage() {
if (p>0) {
p–;
picture._alpha = 0;
picture.loadMovie(image[p], 1);
desc_txt.text = description[p];
picture_num();
}
}
function firstImage() {
if (loaded == filesize) {
picture._alpha = 0;
picture.loadMovie(image[0], 1);
desc_txt.text = description[0];
picture_num();
}
}
function picture_num() {
current_pos = p+1;
pos_txt.text = current_pos+" / "+total;
}
function thumbNailScroller() {
// thumbnail code!
this.createEmptyMovieClip(“tscroller”, 1000);
scroll_speed = 10;
tscroller.onEnterFrame = function() {
if ((_root._ymouse>=thumbnail_mc._y) && (_root._ymouse<=thumbnail_mc._y+thumbnail_mc._height)) {
if ((_root._xmouse>=(hit_right._x-40)) && (thumbnail_mc.hitTest(hit_right))) {
thumbnail_mc._x -= scroll_speed;
} else if ((_root._xmouse<=40) && (thumbnail_mc.hitTest(hit_left))) {
thumbnail_mc._x += scroll_speed;
}
} else {
delete tscroller.onEnterFrame;
}
};
}

function thumbnails_fn(k) {
thumbnail_mc.createEmptyMovieClip(“t”+k, thumbnail_mc.getNextHighestDepth());
tlistener = new Object();
tlistener.onLoadInit = function(target_mc) {
target_mc._x = hit_left._x+(eval(“thumbnail_mc.t”+k)._width+5)*k;
target_mc.pictureValue = k;
target_mc.onRelease = function() {
p = this.pictureValue-1;
nextImage();
};
target_mc.onRollOver = function() {
this._alpha = 50;
thumbNailScroller();
};
target_mc.onRollOut = function() {
this._alpha = 100;
};
};
image_mcl = new MovieClipLoader();
image_mcl.addListener(tlistener);
image_mcl.loadClip(thumbnails[k], “thumbnail_mc.t”+k);
}

Any help you could give would be great. I am self-taught and I don’t have much time with four little kids at home but would like to get this project crossed off my list!

Thanks!