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Step 4: Install the Help Files

Flash MX needs to access your XML files during startup in order to display the Code Hint and Reference Help within the environment. You must place both of the completed XML files (or just one if they are combined) into the appropriate location for Flash MX to find during startup. The location of these files depends on your operating system. It is stored in a user configuration folder where your operating system stores application data. Here are some examples:

Windows 2000 and XP

C:\Documents and Settings\User\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash MX\Configuration\ActionsPanel\CustomActions

Windows 98 and ME

C:\Windows\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash MX\Configuration\ActionsPanel\CustomActions

Windows NT

C:\WinNT\Profiles\User\Application Data\Macromedia\Flash MX\Configuration\ActionsPanel\CustomActions


Hard Drive:Users:Library:Application Support:Macromedia:FlashMX:Configuration:ActionsPanel:CustomActions:

Mac OS 9.x (multi-user)

Hard Drive:Users:User:Documents:Macromedia :FlashMX:Configuration:ActionsPanel:CustomActions:

Simply copy your XML files to the directory for your operating system and restart Flash MX. In our example the newly created help will appear in the Actions toolbox under a new folder called Simple and when you click on the Reference Help icon you will see this same folder displayed.

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Added: 2002-09-20
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Paul Gubbay, CEO
Jason Williams, CTO

CyberSage Software specializes in building highly innovative XML, Flash and JAVA-based software products for developers and graphic artists. CyberSage technology is designed to solve real world problems with an emphasis on innovative XML solutions. Current offerings include Firefly for Flash and FlashDoc.

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