Storing values from external XML file into Array using flash:

Step1: Create new flash document

Step2: Right-click first frame and select actions

Step3: Paste the below code in first frame

var xm:XML = new XML();//creating XML object
var name_arr:Array=new Array()//array objects to hold name data from xml
var age_arr:Array=new Array()//array objects to hold age data from xml
xm.ignoreWhite = true;//white spaces will be discarded

xm.onLoad = function() {//function will be call when xml file data loaded into xml object
var full_arr:Array=this.firstChild.childNodes//here we have array of child nodes
var len:Number=full_arr.length-1//getting the no of child nodes
for(var i:Number=0;i<=len;i++)//looping trough the values
name_arr[i]=full_arr[i].childNodes[0].firstChild//storing name values in array
age_arr[i]=full_arr[i].childNodes[1].firstChild //storing age details in array



xm.load("sample.xml");//loading the xml file data into xml object

Step4: save the file as example.fla

Step5: Create xml file (may be notepad and change extension from .txt to .xml)

Step6: Paste the below data in XML

<?xml version="1.0"?>

Step7: Save under the same path where flash file is (file name: sample.xml)

Note: name of the xml file and path is more important

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Robert Penner said...

You should mention that this is AS2. The AS3 XML has the same name, but functions differently.


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