Daniel Dura

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My First Application

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Well, I have just completed my first application. Showing the power of Flash, I was able to complete this small application in a couple of hours. Using the designer developer xml resource feed from Macromedia, I was able to create an application that:

Imports an XML feed from a remote server
Stores the XML in an Object
Populates a list box using the DataProviderClass
Dynamically updates text boxes as new items are selected
And, Uses a push button component to send the user to the webpage of the article

Well, it is not pretty, but it works. One little tidbit of info that might help you out is that flash (for security reasons) will not import XML from a remote server. To work around this, I created a php file that contained the line of code:

header(“Location: http://www.macromedia.com/desdev/resources/macromedia_resources.xml”);

This will also work in Cold Fusion using the cflocation tag. Check out the movie, and you can also download the .fla if you would like. If you have any questions, or suggestions for me, just send me an email! I’ll make sure and reply.

Written by Daniel Dura

July 17th, 2002 at 2:57 pm

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