Yes. I wrote a socket server in VB.Net that talked to a Flex app. It was years ago but I'll send you the code if you like.
Tracy Spratt Lariat Services Flex development bandwidth available ________________________________ From: email@example.com [mailto:flexcod...@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of markgoldin_2000 Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2009 11:42 AM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: [flexcoders] Re: Socket communications in Flex I am not sure myself about my question :). First, can Flex be listening to a socket that is created within any program? I mean, if a vb program creates a socket using Winsock will Flex be able to listen to such socket? Second, if yes, how would data actually be transfered? Thanks --- In email@example.com <mailto:flexcoders%40yahoogroups.com> , Guy Morton <g...@...> wrote: > > Well...nothing would, normally. You'd have to set up a server to talk > to you on that socket, develop a protocol for conversing over the > socket, etc. > > An XML socket is just a pipe to communicate over. Unlike normal http > requests which encapsulate the http conversation so you don't see it, > a raw XML socket requires you to define what messages are going to be > sent by whom and what those messages mean. > > Does that help, or have I misunderstood your question? > > Guy > > > On 14/02/2009, at 10:50 PM, markgoldin_2000 wrote: > > > I am trying to understand how socket communications work in flex. > > This code will connect to a port 8080 on a local computer: > > > > var xmlsock:XMLSocket = new XMLSocket(); > > xmlsock.connect("127.0.0.1", 8080); > > > > But what I dont understand is what would be sending data to that > > port? > > > > Thanks > > > > > > >