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Step 2: Set up Flash XMLConnector
Create a new flash document (File -> New… -> Flash Document)

Flash New Document

Double-Click ‘Layer 2’ and label it “A” (for Actions). We will place all actionscript on this layer.

Create a new layer (Insert -> Timeline ->; Layer). Double-Click ‘Layer 1’ and label it “mc” (for movieclips).

Open your components panel (Window -> Development Panels -> Components Panel or Ctr-F7). Click and drag the XMLConnector component onto the stage.

I prefer to place this just off of the white area of the stage because it is an invisible component at run-time. In the Properties panel, give this an instance name of ‘images_xml

Open your Component Inspector Panel (Window -> Development Panels -> Components Panel or Alt-F7). Make sure that your XMLConnector is selected. Set the URL to the path of your imageList.php file on your server. If you are using my web server, simply insert:

Just below URL, set direction to ‘recieve’. Your XMLConnector’s parameters are all set up.

Next, select the Schema Tab in the Component Inspector. Select ‘results : XML’. Press the ‘import’ button on the right side.

In your source files, find exampleList.xml and press ‘Open’. What this does, is allows us to view a preview of the XML that that PHP file will be providing. This way we can do our data binding visually. Our Schema for XMLConnector is done.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2004-12-21
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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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