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Author: Joachim Schnier | Website: http://www.cancerinform.net/

A Simple XML-Based Searchable Database (part 2): URLs and Frame numbers

By Joachim Schnier

Introduction

This tutorial is about adding URLs to buttons or frame numbers to ´gotoAndPlay´ or other actions using xml. The tutorial is a continuation of the previously published tutorial ´A Simple XML-Based Searchable Database´. The previous tutorial was about creating a database using XML. I will also discuss some parts of the script again and this time in more detail. In particular I want to point to one mistake in the previous tutorial. This tutorial requires FlashMX. Always get the newest Flashplayer.

Often you need to add links to a database and that was not covered in the previous tutorial. There are some possibilities. You could for example add external links in the swf, which is shown at the same time with the database text. This may be a good idea when you have several links. Or you may want the user to go to a different frame, which you can also do dynamically using XML and is shown in one of the swfs. The simplest solution if you have one URL is shown in two of the fla files.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2002-07-20
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