Flex 3 – ProgressBar suddenly stopped working? No problem!
I had to take some parts of the old project to complete deadline for the new project I was working on. One of the components that I used had a ProgressBar, that worked like a charm.
I had to load some video clip from the net, and show it’s loading progress in accurate measure of bytes, as well as percents and to have it visually as a progress bar. Well, OK, that is not a problem, since I was picking progressEvent which has bytesLoaded and bytesTotal. Those values were filled correctly and on my surprise, progressBar haven’t been updated as the event was fired.
What the hack? This thing worked.
After extensive investigation, I realized that we have changed flash player from 9.x to 10.x. Now, many of the things work in a different way. ProgressBar component is one of it. Before, you could omit filling the “mode” property, or you could set ti to manual: mode=”manual”
Now this doesn’t work. you must fill it, and fill it with proper constant:
Now, it worked as it was before.