Step 2: Set up Flash XMLConnector
Create a new flash document (File -> New -> Flash 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 XMLConnectors 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.
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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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