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Author: Brady White | Website:

This tutorial is geared toward intermediate flash developers. This tutorial will create a dropdown menu of image file names located in a directory on the server. When the user selects an image from the dropdown menu, the picture will load from the server. We will be using the XMLConnector, label, and loader which are all built-in flash components.
For full documentation, view Flash Data Binding Tutorial


  • Flash MX 2004 Professional (only pro has the data components)
  • *Optional – Local web server running Apache & PHP (if not available, you will use my server)
  • Source Files – images compliments of


  1. Set up PHP XML image list script
  2. Set up Flash XMLConnector
  3. Set up the Stage Layout
  4. Data bind Combobox to XMLConnector
  5. Data bind Label and Loader to Combobox

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2004-12-21
Rating: 8 Votes: 8
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» Author
Brady White is a Flash Web Developer based in Orem, UT. I specialize in High-End Flash Web Applications as well as Web Standards Compliant web sites.
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