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1 : The first thing we do is write some script so that we can load an external text file into our movie.

loadText = new LoadVars(); loadText.load("example.txt"); loadText.onLoad = function(success) { if (success) { web.html = true; web.htmlText = this.example; }

2: Now we write our general function that we will use to do something and that is controlled from our text file.

loadMov = function (mov) { _root.holder_mc.loadMovie(mov+".swf"); };

In where _root.holder_mc is an empty movie clip in our _root, which is used as a container for our external movies. 3: Since flash can format this text file as html, we can imagine that html tags can be used within this text file. So we can write within our text file:



As we said, flash can format our text file as html so <a href used in there will create a link as it does when we normally write html. But as we can see, we use asfunction:loadMov,myMovie1 asfunction is our html code needed to communicate functions from html to flash, loadMov is the name of our function (remember point 2 in where we write the function in flash? ). and myMovie1 is the name of our external movie clip without the .swf extension that we want to load in flash.

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Added: 2005-06-29
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