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Loading XML information into the ComboBox component

Drag an instance of the ComboBox component onto the stage and name it CBOLoadSites.

Add the following function to the actions layer, immediately above the stop action. The function tests that the XML file loaded successfully, loads the sites and URLs into arrays, creates a default item and adds the sites and URLs to the ComboBox component.

function LoadCombo(success) {
if (success) {
//set variables
var BaseNode=thisXML.childNodes[0];
var ComboSites = new Array();
var ComboURLs = new Array();
var ThisNode;

//add a default item to the combo box
CBOLoadSites.addItem("-- select site --");

//get sites information
for (i=0; i < BaseNode.childNodes.length; i++) {
ThisNode = BaseNode.childNodes[i];
ComboSites[i] = ThisNode.attributes["siteName"];
ComboURLs[i] = ThisNode.attributes["siteURL"];
//add to combo box

You add a change handler as shown previously in the Adding a change handler section.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-08-13
Rating: 7.57 Votes: 28
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» Author
Applications Developer Marconi Australia
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