Re: [Flashcoders] Decompile swf to get your own classes

2005-12-20 Thread Julien Vignali

Franto,
You may have a look also to KinesicFusion at www.kinesissoftware.com... 
 It saves me several times ;-)


Julien.

franto a écrit :

Thanks Campbell and John for your help

sure, i've tried recovery software, today i will try another 2 softs,
because 1st one, has predefined file types, and there is no .as, so it
has recovered just few .as as TXT files, but my main classes are not
recovered...

i got ASV as well, and i will try it, Sothink decompiles classes to
correct folder structure, hopefully ASV will does it in same way...

I will try it now...

I appreciate your help, guys
Franto

On 12/20/05, John Grden [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Hey Franto, I'm not sure that ASV does it any better, but without a doubt,
it's a MUCH stronger decompiler than Sothink (light years IMHO)

www.buraks.com/asv/

It might not show you your classes any cleaner than SOThink, but it's worth
a shot.   I just looked at a couple of my SWF's and I could reconstruct the
classes with out a problem from ASV's output.

hth,

John

On 12/19/05, franto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


HEEELP...

today i lost my 1 year project, im totally dumb...

i just move my project to my Eclipse worskpace directory, and then
create Project with same name as folder i got all my work inside

and guess what :(

Eclipse, or FDT plugin, do not know which one, deleted all my files...

3GB of data, thousands of files :(
I've recovered almost all now, but do not know why, my 15 classes, are
not recovered :(
just main 15 files from all of thousands files :(

usre, i got backups, but older ones, and i think it will be no
problem, but i'm in a hurry with project, you know, Xmas

I've tried to decompile swf's with Sothink Decompiler, i got all my
classes back, but in dirty way, awful variables names, and such
stuff...

Does anybody knows, if there is a way to get .as back in a way, they
were before?

And i got also .aso files for all my classes, so anoter question, is
it possible to convert .aso
files to origin .as files?

Thank you all, please help me


Sd Franto :(

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Re: [Flashcoders] Eclipse and Flash

2005-12-20 Thread Robert Sandie

flashextensions.com has screen tutorials using eclipse

Fredrik Lantz wrote:

Hi 




I am intrested in trying to develop with eclipse, does anyone have any good
links to provide for seting things up.



Happy for all help i can get.



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Re: [Flashcoders] Decompile swf to get your own classes

2005-12-20 Thread franto
Julien, is it decompiler? or what?

On 12/20/05, Julien Vignali [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Franto,
 You may have a look also to KinesicFusion at www.kinesissoftware.com...
   It saves me several times ;-)

 Julien.

 franto a écrit :
  Thanks Campbell and John for your help
 
  sure, i've tried recovery software, today i will try another 2 softs,
  because 1st one, has predefined file types, and there is no .as, so it
  has recovered just few .as as TXT files, but my main classes are not
  recovered...
 
  i got ASV as well, and i will try it, Sothink decompiles classes to
  correct folder structure, hopefully ASV will does it in same way...
 
  I will try it now...
 
  I appreciate your help, guys
  Franto
 
  On 12/20/05, John Grden [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 Hey Franto, I'm not sure that ASV does it any better, but without a doubt,
 it's a MUCH stronger decompiler than Sothink (light years IMHO)
 
 www.buraks.com/asv/
 
 It might not show you your classes any cleaner than SOThink, but it's worth
 a shot.   I just looked at a couple of my SWF's and I could reconstruct the
 classes with out a problem from ASV's output.
 
 hth,
 
 John
 
 On 12/19/05, franto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 HEEELP...
 
 today i lost my 1 year project, im totally dumb...
 
 i just move my project to my Eclipse worskpace directory, and then
 create Project with same name as folder i got all my work inside
 
 and guess what :(
 
 Eclipse, or FDT plugin, do not know which one, deleted all my files...
 
 3GB of data, thousands of files :(
 I've recovered almost all now, but do not know why, my 15 classes, are
 not recovered :(
 just main 15 files from all of thousands files :(
 
 usre, i got backups, but older ones, and i think it will be no
 problem, but i'm in a hurry with project, you know, Xmas
 
 I've tried to decompile swf's with Sothink Decompiler, i got all my
 classes back, but in dirty way, awful variables names, and such
 stuff...
 
 Does anybody knows, if there is a way to get .as back in a way, they
 were before?
 
 And i got also .aso files for all my classes, so anoter question, is
 it possible to convert .aso
 files to origin .as files?
 
 Thank you all, please help me
 
 
 Sd Franto :(
 
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Re: [Flashcoders] Decompile swf to get your own classes

2005-12-20 Thread Julien Vignali
Yes it's a decompiler... Browse to your SWF file in the file explorer, 
and choose Decompile SWF in the right-click context menu. It should 
recreate your repository structure of .as files and a actionscript 1 
dump in a xml-like .RVML file.
Anyway, each time I tried to recover .as files with all the swf tools I 
could find, the result wasn't perfect and sometimes structure  content 
wasn't exactly like the original and needed some manual editing  
tweaking, but still better than nothing ;-)


Good luck!

Julien


franto a écrit :

Julien, is it decompiler? or what?

On 12/20/05, Julien Vignali [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


Franto,
You may have a look also to KinesicFusion at www.kinesissoftware.com...
 It saves me several times ;-)

Julien.

franto a écrit :


Thanks Campbell and John for your help

sure, i've tried recovery software, today i will try another 2 softs,
because 1st one, has predefined file types, and there is no .as, so it
has recovered just few .as as TXT files, but my main classes are not
recovered...

i got ASV as well, and i will try it, Sothink decompiles classes to
correct folder structure, hopefully ASV will does it in same way...

I will try it now...

I appreciate your help, guys
Franto

On 12/20/05, John Grden [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:



Hey Franto, I'm not sure that ASV does it any better, but without a doubt,
it's a MUCH stronger decompiler than Sothink (light years IMHO)

www.buraks.com/asv/

It might not show you your classes any cleaner than SOThink, but it's worth
a shot.   I just looked at a couple of my SWF's and I could reconstruct the
classes with out a problem from ASV's output.

hth,

John

On 12/19/05, franto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:



HEEELP...

today i lost my 1 year project, im totally dumb...

i just move my project to my Eclipse worskpace directory, and then
create Project with same name as folder i got all my work inside

and guess what :(

Eclipse, or FDT plugin, do not know which one, deleted all my files...

3GB of data, thousands of files :(
I've recovered almost all now, but do not know why, my 15 classes, are
not recovered :(
just main 15 files from all of thousands files :(

usre, i got backups, but older ones, and i think it will be no
problem, but i'm in a hurry with project, you know, Xmas

I've tried to decompile swf's with Sothink Decompiler, i got all my
classes back, but in dirty way, awful variables names, and such
stuff...

Does anybody knows, if there is a way to get .as back in a way, they
were before?

And i got also .aso files for all my classes, so anoter question, is
it possible to convert .aso
files to origin .as files?

Thank you all, please help me


Sd Franto :(

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[Flashcoders] .NET SWF proxy

2005-12-20 Thread Bryngfors Nils
I need a proxy able to load images from remote servers and return them
as SWF files. The SWF files also have to be in version 4 (you guessed
it, Flash Lite...). Oh, and I have to use ASP.NET.

The only tool I've found this far is ActiveSWF ( http://activeswf.com )
that seems to do the job. Is there any other, cheaper, solutions? I
don't need all the functionality ActiveSWF offer.

Any ideas?

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Re: [Flashcoders] Drag Drop Windows - Flash

2005-12-20 Thread Steve Webster

Hi Nick,


Im 99% sure of the answer to this but I'll ask anyway:

Is it possible to have any interaction between the Windows desktop  
and a

flash movie?  i.e. drag an object from Windows and drop into the flash
movie?


You'll need a third party projector building tool for this. Not sure  
if screenweaver [1] did/does this, but I know that Zinc [2] does.


[1] http://osflash.org/screenweaver
[2] http://www.multidmedia.com/

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[Flashcoders] CreateTextField question

2005-12-20 Thread Stan Sainte-Rose
Hi,

Is it possible to dynamically set the height of the CreateTextField ?
Here's my need.
I import datas from a file and generate textfields on fly
Some datas can have a lot of rows and some of them just 2 or 3 rows.
So I would like to adjust for each textfield the height value to get all the
rows visible.
If someone could show me how to do this or tell me if there's another
approach.

Thanks for your help

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Re: [Flashcoders] Decompile swf to get your own classes

2005-12-20 Thread Burak KALAYCI

Hi Franto,


i got ASV as well, and i will try it, Sothink decompiles classes to
correct folder structure, hopefully ASV will does it in same way...


Yes, ASV can save class AS with correct folder structure.

If there's any problem with the decompile, if possible, please send me your
SWF(s) and we can investigate and get back to you asap (in at most 24
hours).

Best regards,
Burak
www.asvguy.com

Burak KALAYCI, Manitu Group
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Thanks Campbell and John for your help

sure, i've tried recovery software, today i will try another 2 softs,
because 1st one, has predefined file types, and there is no .as, so it
has recovered just few .as as TXT files, but my main classes are not
recovered...

i got ASV as well, and i will try it, Sothink decompiles classes to
correct folder structure, hopefully ASV will does it in same way...

I will try it now...

I appreciate your help, guys
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[Flashcoders] RE: Localconnect communication

2005-12-20 Thread Alan Skinner


You have to set up a local connection object in each swf movie with
different names

They are one way communications classes so you cannot talk in both
directions via just one.

So add another one to your other file.

Cheers

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Re: [Flashcoders] Elastic ribbon

2005-12-20 Thread Serge Jespers
Sorry... had no intention of sending this 3 times... actually... I  
only sent it once... Must be a hick-up in the list I guess...

So yeah... Still looking for input on this...

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Re: [Flashcoders] CreateTextField question

2005-12-20 Thread Stan Sainte-Rose
Thanks, I ve seen this property after posting the question..
Just a quick question (sorry for my ignorance).
Behind this texfield, I have a MovieClip (it's a rectangle), and I would
like to adjust the height depending the textfield height (and I would like
to preserve my size font).

Right now, here's my code :

var container_mc:MovieClip=this.createEmptyMovieClip(container,10);
container_mc.attachMovie(background,newbackground,11);
var mytext_txt:TextFiled=container.createTextField
(mytext_txt,12,0,0,150,5);
mytext_txt.autosize=true;
mytext_txt.text=bla bla bla \r bla bla...;
container_mc.newbackground._height=mytext._height;

It doesn't adjust the background.
Where's my mistake ?



2005/12/20, martin schioeth [EMAIL PROTECTED]:

 Hi,

 You'll need to do this:

 createTextField(myField,depth,x,y,defWidth,defheight);
 //set the defWidth to the number you want defheight can be anything the
 //autoSize increases the height until all of the text can fit in the field
 myField.autoSize = true;
 myField.text = myText;

 -martin


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 Hi,

 Is it possible to dynamically set the height of the CreateTextField ?
 Here's my need.
 I import datas from a file and generate textfields on fly
 Some datas can have a lot of rows and some of them just 2 or 3 rows.
 So I would like to adjust for each textfield the height value to get all
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 If someone could show me how to do this or tell me if there's another
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Re: [Flashcoders] Elastic ribbon

2005-12-20 Thread franto
i just have this, but it's implemented in AS3
http://www.franto.com/blog2/as3-cloth-simulation-verlet-algorithm


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Re: [Flashcoders] XML GALLERY

2005-12-20 Thread Morten Barklund Shockwaved

Jose Maria Barros wrote:

Hello! Im trying to do a portfolio gallery with a grid and small
thumbnails with xml.

I ve been doing some tutorials to help me..but this thing doesnt work.

[snip]

The xml file is made correctly and the path for the images is
link=imagens/somepic.jpg


The problem is...? Not loading? Not clickable? Not right size? :)

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Re: [Flashcoders] Webservices best practices

2005-12-20 Thread Johan Lopes
Really? I'm working on a project where most of my data is to be
supplied via webservices and it will most certainly be more than 2-3
methods.

I'm putting together a serviceLocator class (singleton) that takes
care of all my webservice calls. You're not using the MX 04 web
service connector are you?

/Johan

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Re: [Flashcoders] XML GALLERY

2005-12-20 Thread Jose Maria Barros
ups..sorry..forgot..well...it doesnt download the thumbnails..here is
the code in the debugger

Variable _level0.picHolder = [object #6, class 'XMLNode'] {
foto thmb=imagens/img3.jpg main=imagens/img3.jpg /
  }
Variable _level0.thumbHolder = [movieclip:_level0.thumbnails.thumbnail8]
Variable _level0.thumbLoader = undefined


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  I ve been doing some tutorials to help me..but this thing doesnt work.
 
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[Flashcoders] Array like access to custom class?

2005-12-20 Thread Dan Thomas
Can I provide array like access to a custom collection object?

E.g.

Class MyClass
{
private var myArray:Array;

public function getArray():Array
{
return this.myArray;
}
}

This would allow access to the array items as so:

var someClass:MyClass = new MyClass;
thisItem = someClass.getArray[0];

How can I change it so I can achieve the same thing but with access to
the items like this:

var someClass:MyClass = new MyClass;
thisItem = someClass[0];

Hope that makes some sort of sense?

Cheers,

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Re: [Flashcoders] XML GALLERY

2005-12-20 Thread Martin Wood

looks like your xml and your code dont match.

the debugger says your xmlnode has attributes thmb and main, your code 
says 'swf' and 'link'


?

maybe thats it.

martin


Jose Maria Barros wrote:

ups..sorry..forgot..well...it doesnt download the thumbnails..here is
the code in the debugger

Variable _level0.picHolder = [object #6, class 'XMLNode'] {
foto thmb=imagens/img3.jpg main=imagens/img3.jpg /
  }
Variable _level0.thumbHolder = [movieclip:_level0.thumbnails.thumbnail8]
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Re: [Flashcoders] help the tabIndex

2005-12-20 Thread erixtekila


How do I enabled custom tab indexes? the following example doesnt seem 
to work for me


user_movie.user_input.inputText.tabIndex = 1;
pass_movie.pass_input.inputText.tabIndex = 2;



tabEnabled = true ?

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Re: [Flashcoders] Array like access to custom class?

2005-12-20 Thread Morten Barklund Shockwaved

Dan Thomas wrote:

Can I provide array like access to a custom collection object?

E.g.

Class MyClass
{
private var myArray:Array;

public function getArray():Array
{
return this.myArray;
}
}

[snip]

How can I change it so I can achieve the same thing but with access to
the items like this:

var someClass:MyClass = new MyClass;
thisItem = someClass[0];


Use __resolve:

class MyClass
{
private var myArray:Array;

public function __resolve(name:String):Object
{
if (!isNaN(name)) {
return myArray[Number(name)];
} else {
return false;
}
}
}

But it will not strict type properly at all, so you lose major 
benefits of using as2 this way. I'd do it:


class MyClass
{
private var myArray:Array;

public function elem(n:Number):Object
{
return myArray[n];
}
}

And:

var someClass:MyClass = new MyClass;
thisItem = someClass.elem(0);

Then you will get proper validation of argument, parameter and return types.

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Re: [Flashcoders] text warp in flash

2005-12-20 Thread Bart Wttewaall
http://www.storyabout.net/typedrawing
This is an application that uses bulging text in a static manner.
It might give you an idea..

2005/12/20, rishi [EMAIL PROTECTED]:
 Hi



 I have been trying to achieve text warp , with all the technologies and
 the skillset I possess, but to no success. I tried to achieve the same
 using displacement filter but to no success.



 Problem definition: I want the user to add text on stage at runtime and
 then select from certain built in effects, like bulge down, arc up, arc
 down and bridge text. Therafter the same text effects should be
 applicable to the textfield added at runtime added on Stage.



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[Flashcoders] Flash webservice puzzle

2005-12-20 Thread Jan Huzelius
Hi list,

I'm creating a 2D football stadium in Flash (4 views) which will be
populated with avatars/users from a .NET webservice.

The football stadium is illustrated - it's not 3D. The avatars are simple
animated MovieClips.

Every section of the stadium has a stand with a certain number of seats.

What's the most elegant or most scalable way to populate my stadium seats
with a bunch of MovieClip avatars?

Bearing in mind that a single avatar must be placed in the exact same seat
everytime (no random seats).

Any suggestions welcome.

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Re: [Flashcoders] Flash webservice puzzle

2005-12-20 Thread franto
it's hard to say, i think it depens of your 4 views :)
can it be matematically told that you can assign ID to every seat by
some math formulas?

or you want just create your views after you will find a good way to
populate them? (sorry for my english :)


On 12/20/05, Jan Huzelius [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi list,

 I'm creating a 2D football stadium in Flash (4 views) which will be
 populated with avatars/users from a .NET webservice.

 The football stadium is illustrated - it's not 3D. The avatars are simple
 animated MovieClips.

 Every section of the stadium has a stand with a certain number of seats.

 What's the most elegant or most scalable way to populate my stadium seats
 with a bunch of MovieClip avatars?

 Bearing in mind that a single avatar must be placed in the exact same seat
 everytime (no random seats).

 Any suggestions welcome.

 Thanks in advance.
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RE: [Flashcoders] Array like access to custom class?

2005-12-20 Thread Dan Thomas
Thanks very much Morten

DannyT
 

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Dan Thomas wrote:
 Can I provide array like access to a custom collection object?
 
 E.g.
 
 Class MyClass
 {
   private var myArray:Array;
   
   public function getArray():Array
   {
   return this.myArray;
   }
 }
 
 [snip]
 
 How can I change it so I can achieve the same thing but with access to
 the items like this:
 
 var someClass:MyClass = new MyClass;
 thisItem = someClass[0];

Use __resolve:

class MyClass
{
private var myArray:Array;

public function __resolve(name:String):Object
{
if (!isNaN(name)) {
return myArray[Number(name)];
} else {
return false;
}
}
}

But it will not strict type properly at all, so you lose major 
benefits of using as2 this way. I'd do it:

class MyClass
{
private var myArray:Array;

public function elem(n:Number):Object
{
return myArray[n];
}
}

And:

var someClass:MyClass = new MyClass;
thisItem = someClass.elem(0);

Then you will get proper validation of argument, parameter and return
types.

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Re: [Flashcoders] Flash webservice puzzle

2005-12-20 Thread Johan Lopes
Hi franto,

Thanks for your reply. Dude, your english is not that bad :)

The current idea I'm working on is to get the Flash designer to place
an empty MovieClip on every seat of the stadium and name this empty
clip with a unique ID (Tier1_Block1_Stand1_Row1_SeatNumber1). Pretty
much as you suggested. But how am I going to connect the avatar's seat
number (given to him when he registers) with his specific seat on
stage?

Thanks again,

Jan

On 12/20/05, franto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 it's hard to say, i think it depens of your 4 views :)
 can it be matematically told that you can assign ID to every seat by
 some math formulas?

 or you want just create your views after you will find a good way to
 populate them? (sorry for my english :)


 On 12/20/05, Jan Huzelius [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Hi list,
 
  I'm creating a 2D football stadium in Flash (4 views) which will be
  populated with avatars/users from a .NET webservice.
 
  The football stadium is illustrated - it's not 3D. The avatars are simple
  animated MovieClips.
 
  Every section of the stadium has a stand with a certain number of seats.
 
  What's the most elegant or most scalable way to populate my stadium seats
  with a bunch of MovieClip avatars?
 
  Bearing in mind that a single avatar must be placed in the exact same seat
  everytime (no random seats).
 
  Any suggestions welcome.
 
  Thanks in advance.
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Re: [Flashcoders] Flash webservice puzzle

2005-12-20 Thread Éric Thibault

Just a suggestion...

Are your users choosing their seat or are you populating your stadium in 
a orderly fashion? One way or the other, when they register you 
attribute them their seat and store that info (the seat id) in a 
BD...And when they return to the stadium, just pullout the seat...


(It gives me an idea for project of mine!)

Thanks.


Johan Lopes wrote:


Hi franto,

Thanks for your reply. Dude, your english is not that bad :)

The current idea I'm working on is to get the Flash designer to place
an empty MovieClip on every seat of the stadium and name this empty
clip with a unique ID (Tier1_Block1_Stand1_Row1_SeatNumber1). Pretty
much as you suggested. But how am I going to connect the avatar's seat
number (given to him when he registers) with his specific seat on
stage?

Thanks again,

Jan

On 12/20/05, franto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 


it's hard to say, i think it depens of your 4 views :)
can it be matematically told that you can assign ID to every seat by
some math formulas?

or you want just create your views after you will find a good way to
populate them? (sorry for my english :)


On 12/20/05, Jan Huzelius [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
   


Hi list,

I'm creating a 2D football stadium in Flash (4 views) which will be
populated with avatars/users from a .NET webservice.

The football stadium is illustrated - it's not 3D. The avatars are simple
animated MovieClips.

Every section of the stadium has a stand with a certain number of seats.

What's the most elegant or most scalable way to populate my stadium seats
with a bunch of MovieClip avatars?

Bearing in mind that a single avatar must be placed in the exact same seat
everytime (no random seats).

Any suggestions welcome.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: [Flashcoders] Elastic ribbon

2005-12-20 Thread Jon Bradley

On Dec 20, 2005, at 5:58 AM, franto wrote:


i just have this, but it's implemented in AS3
http://www.franto.com/blog2/as3-cloth-simulation-verlet-algorithm


That's interesting. Only thing is that cloth doesn't stretch (unless 
it's spandex or something).  :) Aside: a particle spring system is 
better for cloth simulation than verlet integration.



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Re: [Flashcoders] Flash webservice puzzle

2005-12-20 Thread Jan Huzelius
Yeah, the users are allowed to choose their seat.
And I can loop trough the avatar object and pull out his seatNumber but we
need a good way to link that seatID in the db with the one onstage.

Thanks
Jan



On 20/12/05, Éric Thibault [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Just a suggestion...

 Are your users choosing their seat or are you populating your stadium in
 a orderly fashion? One way or the other, when they register you
 attribute them their seat and store that info (the seat id) in a
 BD...And when they return to the stadium, just pullout the seat...

 (It gives me an idea for project of mine!)

 Thanks.


 Johan Lopes wrote:

 Hi franto,
 
 Thanks for your reply. Dude, your english is not that bad :)
 
 The current idea I'm working on is to get the Flash designer to place
 an empty MovieClip on every seat of the stadium and name this empty
 clip with a unique ID (Tier1_Block1_Stand1_Row1_SeatNumber1). Pretty
 much as you suggested. But how am I going to connect the avatar's seat
 number (given to him when he registers) with his specific seat on
 stage?
 
 Thanks again,
 
 Jan
 
 On 12/20/05, franto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 
 it's hard to say, i think it depens of your 4 views :)
 can it be matematically told that you can assign ID to every seat by
 some math formulas?
 
 or you want just create your views after you will find a good way to
 populate them? (sorry for my english :)
 
 
 On 12/20/05, Jan Huzelius [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 
 Hi list,
 
 I'm creating a 2D football stadium in Flash (4 views) which will be
 populated with avatars/users from a .NET webservice.
 
 The football stadium is illustrated - it's not 3D. The avatars are
 simple
 animated MovieClips.
 
 Every section of the stadium has a stand with a certain number of
 seats.
 
 What's the most elegant or most scalable way to populate my stadium
 seats
 with a bunch of MovieClip avatars?
 
 Bearing in mind that a single avatar must be placed in the exact same
 seat
 everytime (no random seats).
 
 Any suggestions welcome.
 
 Thanks in advance.
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RE: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

2005-12-20 Thread Merrill, Jason
Instead, use Flash Remoting to return an array.

Jason Merrill   |   E-Learning Solutions   |  icfconsulting.com










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Subject: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm


What is the best practice for grabbing variables from a database using cfm and
the using these inside of a flash movie? I am not a cfm developer but I have 
one
here at work that has been helping me with a project I am currently working 
on.
We are running into a problem that flash cannot interpret a query large 
string...

What we are ending up with when trying to bring the variables into flash is a 
long
string in the embed tag with delimiters for an array. Something like...

Characters.swf?character1description1episoes1etc...

All I can figure out is that there is a limit to the string length that flash 
is able to
grab. Is this true? If so what's a work around?

I hope all this makes sense! Thanks all! And I am looking forward to the in 
site!
Thanks!


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[Flashcoders] Scrolling Landscape by Mouse position

2005-12-20 Thread Kevin Aebig
Hey all,

 

I've seen a few examples of a scenic landscape that is scrolled to view
more by the mouse cursor and can't seem to find any references to them a la
google. Does anyone have a clue where to find these sources or have an
example handy? 

 

I've just gotten pinned by my boss to have this done by the end of the day,
or I'd do it from scratch.

 

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Re: [Flashcoders] Array like access to custom class?

2005-12-20 Thread Morten Barklund Shockwaved

someClass.elem(0) = myObj;


Nope - of course not. elem is a function - you can't use it that way.
You can do anything you like, though. Create your own function for instance:

someClass.setElem(0, myObj);

Or a general addElem, that doesn't take a position argument but just 
pushes to the end:


someClass.addElem(myObj);

Anything you like :)

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Re: [Flashcoders] Flash webservice puzzle

2005-12-20 Thread Éric Thibault

OK!

The empty MC (or component) placed on every seat representation by your 
Flash designer could have a load image fonction to place the avatar (jpg 
image outside your flash?) inside itself and scalled to fit?


   1. the user logs in to your system
   2. you tell the MC corresponding to his seat to load his/her avatar

Or are the seats reservé once a user registers (logged in or not)?

In that case, on init of the flash application, pullout all the users 
and init their seat (with a active / inactive representation based on 
the component settings like _alpha)?


Just thinking out loud!

A+

Jan Huzelius wrote:


Yeah, the users are allowed to choose their seat.
And I can loop trough the avatar object and pull out his seatNumber but we
need a good way to link that seatID in the db with the one onstage.

Thanks
Jan



On 20/12/05, Éric Thibault [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 


Just a suggestion...

Are your users choosing their seat or are you populating your stadium in
a orderly fashion? One way or the other, when they register you
attribute them their seat and store that info (the seat id) in a
BD...And when they return to the stadium, just pullout the seat...

(It gives me an idea for project of mine!)

Thanks.


Johan Lopes wrote:

   


Hi franto,

Thanks for your reply. Dude, your english is not that bad :)

The current idea I'm working on is to get the Flash designer to place
an empty MovieClip on every seat of the stadium and name this empty
clip with a unique ID (Tier1_Block1_Stand1_Row1_SeatNumber1). Pretty
much as you suggested. But how am I going to connect the avatar's seat
number (given to him when he registers) with his specific seat on
stage?

Thanks again,

Jan

On 12/20/05, franto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


 


it's hard to say, i think it depens of your 4 views :)
can it be matematically told that you can assign ID to every seat by
some math formulas?

or you want just create your views after you will find a good way to
populate them? (sorry for my english :)


On 12/20/05, Jan Huzelius [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:


   


Hi list,

I'm creating a 2D football stadium in Flash (4 views) which will be
populated with avatars/users from a .NET webservice.

The football stadium is illustrated - it's not 3D. The avatars are
 


simple
   


animated MovieClips.

Every section of the stadium has a stand with a certain number of
 


seats.
   


What's the most elegant or most scalable way to populate my stadium
 


seats
   


with a bunch of MovieClip avatars?

Bearing in mind that a single avatar must be placed in the exact same
 


seat
   


everytime (no random seats).

Any suggestions welcome.

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Re: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

2005-12-20 Thread Mike Britton
Looks like you're running into the character limit of URL strings.  I second
Jason's recommendation of remoting.  Either that or use coldfusion to write
XML files.

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Re: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

2005-12-20 Thread Ian Thomas
You could try using flashVars instead of appending the parameters to the end
of the URL. I don't think flashVars has a limit. May be less hassle than
switching to Remoting.

http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_16417

Cheers,
  Ian

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 What is the best practice for grabbing variables from a database using cfm
 and the using these inside of a flash movie? I am not a cfm developer but I
 have one here at work that has been helping me with a project I am currently
 working on. We are running into a problem that flash cannot interpret a
 query large string...

 What we are ending up with when trying to bring the variables into flash
 is a long string in the embed tag with delimiters for an array. Something
 like...

 Characters.swf?character1description1episoes1etc...

 All I can figure out is that there is a limit to the string length that
 flash is able to grab. Is this true? If so what's a work around?

 I hope all this makes sense! Thanks all! And I am looking forward to the
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Re: [Flashcoders] Flash webservice puzzle

2005-12-20 Thread Jan Huzelius
Hi Eric,

Thanks for thinking out loud! :)

Or are the seats reservé once a user registers (logged in or not)?

Yes. Apparently, once they register they get a seat and they can't change
seats. they can reserve a seat though (expires after 24hrs)
The reason why we've chosen to place the empty movieClip on stage
manually is because the drawing of the stadium is quite arbritrary. It would
be difficult but not impossible to come with a fool-proof solid way of doing
this dynamic because of the way the stadium is drawn.
By placing the mcs on stage, will let the designer decide exactly where he
wants to place an object/avatar!

your Flash designer could have a load image fonction to place the avatar
(jpg image outside your flash?) inside itself and scalled to fit?


The avatars are actually created based on various component elements a use
chooses duing registration process (head, top, bottom, skincolor) not
through loading jpgs).

 2. you tell the MC corresponding to his seat to load his/her avatar

Currently, we're close to having a solid solution that scales (depending on
amount of users we have), but we can't seem to be able to link the MC
corresponding to his seat with the seat number he is given. --- if that
makes any sense?

Thanks



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 OK!

 The empty MC (or component) placed on every seat representation by your
 Flash designer could have a load image fonction to place the avatar (jpg
 image outside your flash?) inside itself and scalled to fit?

1. the user logs in to your system
2. you tell the MC corresponding to his seat to load his/her avatar

 Or are the seats reservé once a user registers (logged in or not)?

 In that case, on init of the flash application, pullout all the users
 and init their seat (with a active / inactive representation based on
 the component settings like _alpha)?

 Just thinking out loud!

 A+

 Jan Huzelius wrote:

 Yeah, the users are allowed to choose their seat.
 And I can loop trough the avatar object and pull out his seatNumber but
 we
 need a good way to link that seatID in the db with the one onstage.
 
 Thanks
 Jan
 
 
 
 On 20/12/05, Éric Thibault [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 
 Just a suggestion...
 
 Are your users choosing their seat or are you populating your stadium in
 a orderly fashion? One way or the other, when they register you
 attribute them their seat and store that info (the seat id) in a
 BD...And when they return to the stadium, just pullout the seat...
 
 (It gives me an idea for project of mine!)
 
 Thanks.
 
 
 Johan Lopes wrote:
 
 
 
 Hi franto,
 
 Thanks for your reply. Dude, your english is not that bad :)
 
 The current idea I'm working on is to get the Flash designer to place
 an empty MovieClip on every seat of the stadium and name this empty
 clip with a unique ID (Tier1_Block1_Stand1_Row1_SeatNumber1). Pretty
 much as you suggested. But how am I going to connect the avatar's seat
 number (given to him when he registers) with his specific seat on
 stage?
 
 Thanks again,
 
 Jan
 
 On 12/20/05, franto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 
 
 
 it's hard to say, i think it depens of your 4 views :)
 can it be matematically told that you can assign ID to every seat by
 some math formulas?
 
 or you want just create your views after you will find a good way to
 populate them? (sorry for my english :)
 
 
 On 12/20/05, Jan Huzelius [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 
 
 
 Hi list,
 
 I'm creating a 2D football stadium in Flash (4 views) which will be
 populated with avatars/users from a .NET webservice.
 
 The football stadium is illustrated - it's not 3D. The avatars are
 
 
 simple
 
 
 animated MovieClips.
 
 Every section of the stadium has a stand with a certain number of
 
 
 seats.
 
 
 What's the most elegant or most scalable way to populate my stadium
 
 
 seats
 
 
 with a bunch of MovieClip avatars?
 
 Bearing in mind that a single avatar must be placed in the exact same
 
 
 seat
 
 
 everytime (no random seats).
 
 Any suggestions welcome.
 
 Thanks in advance.
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Re: [Flashcoders] Flash webservice puzzle

2005-12-20 Thread Jan Huzelius
BTW, what's BD short for?

On 20/12/05, Jan Huzelius [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi Eric,

 Thanks for thinking out loud! :)

 Or are the seats reservé once a user registers (logged in or not)?

 Yes. Apparently, once they register they get a seat and they can't change
 seats. they can reserve a seat though (expires after 24hrs)
 The reason why we've chosen to place the empty movieClip on stage
 manually is because the drawing of the stadium is quite arbritrary. It would
 be difficult but not impossible to come with a fool-proof solid way of doing
 this dynamic because of the way the stadium is drawn.
 By placing the mcs on stage, will let the designer decide exactly where he
 wants to place an object/avatar!

 your Flash designer could have a load image fonction to place the avatar
 (jpg image outside your flash?) inside itself and scalled to fit?
 

 The avatars are actually created based on various component elements a use
 chooses duing registration process (head, top, bottom, skincolor) not
 through loading jpgs).

  2. you tell the MC corresponding to his seat to load his/her avatar

 Currently, we're close to having a solid solution that scales (depending
 on amount of users we have), but we can't seem to be able to link the MC
 corresponding to his seat with the seat number he is given. --- if that
 makes any sense?

 Thanks



 On 20/12/05, Éric Thibault [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  OK!
 
  The empty MC (or component) placed on every seat representation by your
  Flash designer could have a load image fonction to place the avatar (jpg
 
  image outside your flash?) inside itself and scalled to fit?
 
 1. the user logs in to your system
 2. you tell the MC corresponding to his seat to load his/her avatar
 
  Or are the seats reservé once a user registers (logged in or not)?
 
  In that case, on init of the flash application, pullout all the users
  and init their seat (with a active / inactive representation based on
  the component settings like _alpha)?
 
  Just thinking out loud!
 
  A+
 
  Jan Huzelius wrote:
 
  Yeah, the users are allowed to choose their seat.
  And I can loop trough the avatar object and pull out his seatNumber but
  we
  need a good way to link that seatID in the db with the one onstage.
  
  Thanks
  Jan
  
  
  
  On 20/12/05, Éric Thibault [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
  
  Just a suggestion...
  
  Are your users choosing their seat or are you populating your stadium
  in
  a orderly fashion? One way or the other, when they register you
  attribute them their seat and store that info (the seat id) in a
  BD...And when they return to the stadium, just pullout the seat...
  
  (It gives me an idea for project of mine!)
  
  Thanks.
  
  
  Johan Lopes wrote:
  
  
  
  Hi franto,
  
  Thanks for your reply. Dude, your english is not that bad :)
  
  The current idea I'm working on is to get the Flash designer to place
 
  an empty MovieClip on every seat of the stadium and name this empty
  clip with a unique ID (Tier1_Block1_Stand1_Row1_SeatNumber1). Pretty
  much as you suggested. But how am I going to connect the avatar's
  seat
  number (given to him when he registers) with his specific seat on
  stage?
  
  Thanks again,
  
  Jan
  
  On 12/20/05, franto  [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
  
  
  
  it's hard to say, i think it depens of your 4 views :)
  can it be matematically told that you can assign ID to every seat by
 
  some math formulas?
  
  or you want just create your views after you will find a good way to
  populate them? (sorry for my english :)
  
  
  On 12/20/05, Jan Huzelius [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
  
  
  
  Hi list,
  
  I'm creating a 2D football stadium in Flash (4 views) which will be
  populated with avatars/users from a .NET webservice.
  
  The football stadium is illustrated - it's not 3D. The avatars are
  
  
  simple
  
  
  animated MovieClips.
  
  Every section of the stadium has a stand with a certain number of
  
  
  seats.
  
  
  What's the most elegant or most scalable way to populate my stadium
 
  
  
  seats
  
  
  with a bunch of MovieClip avatars?
  
  Bearing in mind that a single avatar must be placed in the exact
  same
  
  
  seat
  
  
  everytime (no random seats).
  
  Any suggestions welcome.
  
  Thanks in advance.
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Re: [Flashcoders] Flash webservice puzzle

2005-12-20 Thread Ian Thomas
Surely all you need to do is just name the placeholder MovieClip instances
appropriately?

So if the database returns a seat identifier, then access a clip named
seat_someID with:

var seatClip:MovieClip=myTimeline[seat_+seatID];

where we assume seatID is a string returned from the database (e.g. 2A),
and myTimeline is whatever timeline all your clips are on. (e.g. _root, if
you must). And we assume clip instances are named seat_1A,seat_2A etc.
Note that's clip instances (the 'instance name' box in the Properties
dialog), not library symbol names.

Or am I missing something?

Ian

On 12/20/05, Jan Huzelius [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Hi Eric,

 Thanks for thinking out loud! :)

 Or are the seats reservé once a user registers (logged in or not)?

 Yes. Apparently, once they register they get a seat and they can't change
 seats. they can reserve a seat though (expires after 24hrs)
 The reason why we've chosen to place the empty movieClip on stage
 manually is because the drawing of the stadium is quite arbritrary. It
 would
 be difficult but not impossible to come with a fool-proof solid way of
 doing
 this dynamic because of the way the stadium is drawn.
 By placing the mcs on stage, will let the designer decide exactly where he
 wants to place an object/avatar!

 your Flash designer could have a load image fonction to place the avatar
 (jpg image outside your flash?) inside itself and scalled to fit?
 

 The avatars are actually created based on various component elements a use
 chooses duing registration process (head, top, bottom, skincolor) not
 through loading jpgs).

  2. you tell the MC corresponding to his seat to load his/her avatar

 Currently, we're close to having a solid solution that scales (depending
 on
 amount of users we have), but we can't seem to be able to link the MC
 corresponding to his seat with the seat number he is given. --- if that
 makes any sense?

 Thanks



 On 20/12/05, Éric Thibault [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
  OK!
 
  The empty MC (or component) placed on every seat representation by your
  Flash designer could have a load image fonction to place the avatar (jpg
  image outside your flash?) inside itself and scalled to fit?
 
 1. the user logs in to your system
 2. you tell the MC corresponding to his seat to load his/her avatar
 
  Or are the seats reservé once a user registers (logged in or not)?
 
  In that case, on init of the flash application, pullout all the users
  and init their seat (with a active / inactive representation based on
  the component settings like _alpha)?
 
  Just thinking out loud!
 
  A+
 
  Jan Huzelius wrote:
 
  Yeah, the users are allowed to choose their seat.
  And I can loop trough the avatar object and pull out his seatNumber but
  we
  need a good way to link that seatID in the db with the one onstage.
  
  Thanks
  Jan
  
  
  
  On 20/12/05, Éric Thibault [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
  
  Just a suggestion...
  
  Are your users choosing their seat or are you populating your stadium
 in
  a orderly fashion? One way or the other, when they register you
  attribute them their seat and store that info (the seat id) in a
  BD...And when they return to the stadium, just pullout the seat...
  
  (It gives me an idea for project of mine!)
  
  Thanks.
  
  
  Johan Lopes wrote:
  
  
  
  Hi franto,
  
  Thanks for your reply. Dude, your english is not that bad :)
  
  The current idea I'm working on is to get the Flash designer to place
  an empty MovieClip on every seat of the stadium and name this empty
  clip with a unique ID (Tier1_Block1_Stand1_Row1_SeatNumber1). Pretty
  much as you suggested. But how am I going to connect the avatar's
 seat
  number (given to him when he registers) with his specific seat on
  stage?
  
  Thanks again,
  
  Jan
  
  On 12/20/05, franto [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
  
  
  
  it's hard to say, i think it depens of your 4 views :)
  can it be matematically told that you can assign ID to every seat by
  some math formulas?
  
  or you want just create your views after you will find a good way to
  populate them? (sorry for my english :)
  
  
  On 12/20/05, Jan Huzelius [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  
  
  
  
  Hi list,
  
  I'm creating a 2D football stadium in Flash (4 views) which will be
  populated with avatars/users from a .NET webservice.
  
  The football stadium is illustrated - it's not 3D. The avatars are
  
  
  simple
  
  
  animated MovieClips.
  
  Every section of the stadium has a stand with a certain number of
  
  
  seats.
  
  
  What's the most elegant or most scalable way to populate my stadium
  
  
  seats
  
  
  with a bunch of MovieClip avatars?
  
  Bearing in mind that a single avatar must be placed in the exact
 same
  
  
  seat
  
  
  everytime (no random seats).
  
  Any suggestions welcome.
  
  Thanks in advance.
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Re: [Flashcoders] Flash webservice puzzle

2005-12-20 Thread Éric Thibault
If all the seats (manualy placed empty MC) have an id identifier, just 
use that id to store inside your DB! It's a direct connection between 
your user (databasewise) and that particular seat!


then use myStadium[MyUserSeat].DoFonctionX(params); //(if your empty MC 
contains that particular fonction...)


A+

Jan Huzelius wrote:


Hi Eric,

Thanks for thinking out loud! :)

 


Or are the seats reservé once a user registers (logged in or not)?
   



Yes. Apparently, once they register they get a seat and they can't change
seats. they can reserve a seat though (expires after 24hrs)
The reason why we've chosen to place the empty movieClip on stage
manually is because the drawing of the stadium is quite arbritrary. It would
be difficult but not impossible to come with a fool-proof solid way of doing
this dynamic because of the way the stadium is drawn.
By placing the mcs on stage, will let the designer decide exactly where he
wants to place an object/avatar!

 


your Flash designer could have a load image fonction to place the avatar
   


(jpg image outside your flash?) inside itself and scalled to fit?
 



The avatars are actually created based on various component elements a use
chooses duing registration process (head, top, bottom, skincolor) not
through loading jpgs).

 


2. you tell the MC corresponding to his seat to load his/her avatar
   



Currently, we're close to having a solid solution that scales (depending on
amount of users we have), but we can't seem to be able to link the MC
corresponding to his seat with the seat number he is given. --- if that
makes any sense?

Thanks
 

 


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Re: [Flashcoders] Flash webservice puzzle

2005-12-20 Thread Jan Huzelius
Cool!

Thanks Ian, and Eric for your suggestions!

Cheers,

Jan
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Re: [Flashcoders] Webservices best practices

2005-12-20 Thread Weyert de Boer

 Really? I'm working on a project where most of my data is to be
 supplied via webservices and it will most certainly be more than 2-3
 methods.

I have got it fixed, i think it was a timing issue when I added a
setInterval( this, flightRequest, 1000 ); it works to trigger the 3-4
methods in queue. It all fixed for now -- tech demo is finished. Oh well,
time to find out how to handle this the best way, though. I had some nice
collection of scope issues. Planning to play with some events stuff. Oh
well! Done is done ;)

 I'm putting together a serviceLocator class (singleton) that takes
 care of all my webservice calls. You're not using the MX 04 web
 service connector are you?

Yes, I am using the WebService class.

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Yours,

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Re: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

2005-12-20 Thread Johan Lopes
Hi Corban,

If you're looking for books I recommend the following:

1) Flash Remoting - The definitive guide (Tom Muck) (oldie but goodie)
2) Flash MX Professional 2004 for Server Geeks (Nate Weiss) -
Demystifies quite a lot of things

Otherwise checkout the tutorials on these sites for more:

http://www.flash-remoting.com/notablog/

http://www.flash-db.com

Also, checkout MM's/Adobe site for some great tutorials

HTH,

/Johan

On 12/20/05, Corban Baxter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Ok so if I know nothing about remoting but I could learn it fast what are 
 some good resources to get on track and fast? Thanks!

 Corban Baxter |rich media designer |www.funimation.com


 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ian Thomas
 Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 9:39 AM
 To: Flashcoders mailing list
 Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

 You could try using flashVars instead of appending the parameters to the end
 of the URL. I don't think flashVars has a limit. May be less hassle than
 switching to Remoting.

 http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_16417

 Cheers,
   Ian

 On 12/19/05, Corban Baxter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 
  What is the best practice for grabbing variables from a database using cfm
  and the using these inside of a flash movie? I am not a cfm developer but I
  have one here at work that has been helping me with a project I am currently
  working on. We are running into a problem that flash cannot interpret a
  query large string...
 
  What we are ending up with when trying to bring the variables into flash
  is a long string in the embed tag with delimiters for an array. Something
  like...
 
  Characters.swf?character1description1episoes1etc...
 
  All I can figure out is that there is a limit to the string length that
  flash is able to grab. Is this true? If so what's a work around?
 
  I hope all this makes sense! Thanks all! And I am looking forward to the
  in site! Thanks!
 
 
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Re: [Flashcoders] XML GALLERY

2005-12-20 Thread Jose Maria Barros
OK..ive found it..i forgot to put the this in the thumbHolder Variable...

On 12/20/05, Jose Maria Barros [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Heelo---well ive  made some progress, but the problem is that it
 only shows one thumbnail of the xml grid--..can anyone help me?


 ///XML
 myPhoto = new XML();
 myPhoto.ignoreWhite = true;
 myPhoto.onLoad = function(success) {
 //portfolioTag = this.firstChild;
 gridx = 58;
 gridy = 58;
 num = 0;
 for (i=0; i3; i++)
 for (j=0; j3; j++) {
 this.picHolder = this.firstChild.childNodes[i+(j*3)];
 this.thumbHolder = 
 thumbnails.createEmptyMovieClip(thumbnail+num, num);
 thumbHolder._x=gridx*i;
 thumbHolder._y=gridy*j;
 num++;
 this.thumbLoader =
 this.thumbHolder.createEmptyMovieClip(thumbnail_image, 0);
 
 this.thumbLoader.loadMovie(this.picHolder.attributes.thmb);
 this.thumbHolder.main = 
 this.picHolder.attributes.main;
 this.thumbHolder.onRelease = function() {
 loader.loadMovie(this.main);
 };
 }
 };
 myPhoto.load(design.xml);

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Re: [Flashcoders] XML GALLERY

2005-12-20 Thread Jose Maria Barros
Ok..sorry to bother...but i have one question...its possible to insert
this code in a movie clip? because ive tried.. putting _root in
all..but it didnt worked. Ive wanted to put this in other movie
because i wanted to this code load after and animation

Thanks...

On 12/20/05, Jose Maria Barros [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 OK..ive found it..i forgot to put the this in the thumbHolder Variable...

 On 12/20/05, Jose Maria Barros [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  Heelo---well ive  made some progress, but the problem is that it
  only shows one thumbnail of the xml grid--..can anyone help me?
 
 
  ///XML
  myPhoto = new XML();
  myPhoto.ignoreWhite = true;
  myPhoto.onLoad = function(success) {
  //portfolioTag = this.firstChild;
  gridx = 58;
  gridy = 58;
  num = 0;
  for (i=0; i3; i++)
  for (j=0; j3; j++) {
  this.picHolder = 
  this.firstChild.childNodes[i+(j*3)];
  this.thumbHolder = 
  thumbnails.createEmptyMovieClip(thumbnail+num, num);
  thumbHolder._x=gridx*i;
  thumbHolder._y=gridy*j;
  num++;
  this.thumbLoader =
  this.thumbHolder.createEmptyMovieClip(thumbnail_image, 0);
  
  this.thumbLoader.loadMovie(this.picHolder.attributes.thmb);
  this.thumbHolder.main = 
  this.picHolder.attributes.main;
  this.thumbHolder.onRelease = function() {
  loader.loadMovie(this.main);
  };
  }
  };
  myPhoto.load(design.xml);
 

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[Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype Oddity

2005-12-20 Thread Merrill, Jason
I'm asking this more out of curiosity than necessity, but the responses
to this thread may help be avoid some headaches in the future. 

Been using xfactorstudio's Xpath classes with great success.  However, I
have found an odd thing - sometimes I have to cast what I thought was
already string, to a String in order for a V2 component to accept the
value.  For example, 

**This does not work:

var thisVideo:String = XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
thecontentpath/@videoUrl);
video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);//does not work

Even though no compiler errors and a trace on the var thisVideo
traces the proper string (media/video/Welcome.flv) - or what I thought
was a string, the video in the MediaPlayback component does not play.---

**So instead, when casting to String first, this works:
var thisVideo:String = String(XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
thecontentpath/@videoUrl));
video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);.//works

Why?  What type of object was the Xpath value before I cast it to a
string?  This makes sense for numbers in an XML file, but for Strings???
The kicker is I can send other XPath values I don't cast to strings
first to text fields, textAreas, and they show up fine.  So is it
something quirky with V2 components as well?

Thanks.

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[Flashcoders] Running Locally vs on a Server - Testing (Kevin Cannon)

2005-12-20 Thread Cole Peterson



if (System.capabilities.playerType == External)
{
//do something
}

Hope the above helps.
cp


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 Hi,
 
 Hopefully an easy one for you.
 
 What's the best way to check if your flash file is running locally/ in
the
 Flash IDE compared to when it's running online.
 
 Occasioanlly when testing htings I uncomment a small block of code to
fill in
 fluff data, it would be cleaner if there was a way to check it with
code.
 
 Thanks,
 
 - Kevin

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[Flashcoders] test

2005-12-20 Thread Tom Haschenburger
 

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[Flashcoders] How to Handle Licensing for Flash Applications

2005-12-20 Thread John Giotta
Hello all,
I'm looking for some information regarding licensing and how to apply
some anti-piracy measures for Flash.

I was recently approached to build a rather robust enterprise
application and I'd like to protect the code from redistribution
without consent.
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RE: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

2005-12-20 Thread Corban Baxter
Is flash remoting a server side app I need like cfm or is it native in the 
flash player?

Corban Baxter  |  rich media designer  |  www.funimation.com


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Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 10:37 AM
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Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

Hi Corban,

If you're looking for books I recommend the following:

1) Flash Remoting - The definitive guide (Tom Muck) (oldie but goodie)
2) Flash MX Professional 2004 for Server Geeks (Nate Weiss) -
Demystifies quite a lot of things

Otherwise checkout the tutorials on these sites for more:

http://www.flash-remoting.com/notablog/

http://www.flash-db.com

Also, checkout MM's/Adobe site for some great tutorials

HTH,

/Johan

On 12/20/05, Corban Baxter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Ok so if I know nothing about remoting but I could learn it fast what are 
 some good resources to get on track and fast? Thanks!

 Corban Baxter |rich media designer |www.funimation.com


 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ian Thomas
 Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 9:39 AM
 To: Flashcoders mailing list
 Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

 You could try using flashVars instead of appending the parameters to the end
 of the URL. I don't think flashVars has a limit. May be less hassle than
 switching to Remoting.

 http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_16417

 Cheers,
   Ian

 On 12/19/05, Corban Baxter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 
  What is the best practice for grabbing variables from a database using cfm
  and the using these inside of a flash movie? I am not a cfm developer but I
  have one here at work that has been helping me with a project I am currently
  working on. We are running into a problem that flash cannot interpret a
  query large string...
 
  What we are ending up with when trying to bring the variables into flash
  is a long string in the embed tag with delimiters for an array. Something
  like...
 
  Characters.swf?character1description1episoes1etc...
 
  All I can figure out is that there is a limit to the string length that
  flash is able to grab. Is this true? If so what's a work around?
 
  I hope all this makes sense! Thanks all! And I am looking forward to the
  in site! Thanks!
 
 
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RE: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

2005-12-20 Thread Robert Chyko
The Remoting Gateway is built into the ColdFusion application server.  You use 
the Remoting components on the Flash side.


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Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 12:50 PM
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Subject: RE: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm


Is flash remoting a server side app I need like cfm or is it native in the 
flash player?

Corban Baxter  |  rich media designer  |  www.funimation.com


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From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Johan Lopes
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 10:37 AM
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Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

Hi Corban,

If you're looking for books I recommend the following:

1) Flash Remoting - The definitive guide (Tom Muck) (oldie but goodie)
2) Flash MX Professional 2004 for Server Geeks (Nate Weiss) -
Demystifies quite a lot of things

Otherwise checkout the tutorials on these sites for more:

http://www.flash-remoting.com/notablog/

http://www.flash-db.com

Also, checkout MM's/Adobe site for some great tutorials

HTH,

/Johan

On 12/20/05, Corban Baxter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Ok so if I know nothing about remoting but I could learn it fast what are 
 some good resources to get on track and fast? Thanks!

 Corban Baxter |rich media designer |www.funimation.com


 -Original Message-
 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ian Thomas
 Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 9:39 AM
 To: Flashcoders mailing list
 Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

 You could try using flashVars instead of appending the parameters to the end
 of the URL. I don't think flashVars has a limit. May be less hassle than
 switching to Remoting.

 http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_16417

 Cheers,
   Ian

 On 12/19/05, Corban Baxter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 
  What is the best practice for grabbing variables from a database using cfm
  and the using these inside of a flash movie? I am not a cfm developer but I
  have one here at work that has been helping me with a project I am currently
  working on. We are running into a problem that flash cannot interpret a
  query large string...
 
  What we are ending up with when trying to bring the variables into flash
  is a long string in the embed tag with delimiters for an array. Something
  like...
 
  Characters.swf?character1description1episoes1etc...
 
  All I can figure out is that there is a limit to the string length that
  flash is able to grab. Is this true? If so what's a work around?
 
  I hope all this makes sense! Thanks all! And I am looking forward to the
  in site! Thanks!
 
 
  Corban Baxter |rich media designer |www.funimation.com
 
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RE: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype Oddity

2005-12-20 Thread Ralph Caraveo
Hi Jason,

I've noticed simliar behavior but I think it's just in how you are using
it.  Generally I think Xpath will return an array of XMLNode types
unless you grab a small enough piece of information.  If you look in the
class files you can also use selectNodesAsString.  This will force all
your returned data to be strings.

Unfortunately I myself just started using Xpath and I love it...so I
help this helps or points you in the right direction maybe someone else
can shed more light.

Regards,

-Ralph 

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Jason
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 9:21 AM
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Subject: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype
Oddity

I'm asking this more out of curiosity than necessity, but the responses
to this thread may help be avoid some headaches in the future. 

Been using xfactorstudio's Xpath classes with great success.  However, I
have found an odd thing - sometimes I have to cast what I thought was
already string, to a String in order for a V2 component to accept the
value.  For example, 

**This does not work:

var thisVideo:String = XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
thecontentpath/@videoUrl);
video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);//does not work

Even though no compiler errors and a trace on the var thisVideo
traces the proper string (media/video/Welcome.flv) - or what I thought
was a string, the video in the MediaPlayback component does not play.---

**So instead, when casting to String first, this works:
var thisVideo:String = String(XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
thecontentpath/@videoUrl));
video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);.//works

Why?  What type of object was the Xpath value before I cast it to a
string?  This makes sense for numbers in an XML file, but for Strings???
The kicker is I can send other XPath values I don't cast to strings
first to text fields, textAreas, and they show up fine.  So is it
something quirky with V2 components as well?

Thanks.

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Re: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype Oddity

2005-12-20 Thread Johan Lopes
Hi Jason,

AFAIK, XPath.selectNodes() returns an Array.

snippet from the docs

/**
10  *selectNodes
11  *
12  *returns an array of nodes that match the given XPath
13  *expression using the the XMLNode (context) as the
14  *starting context for the expression.
15  *
16  *This is the description
17  *@param (XMLNode)context
18  *@param (String)XPath expression
19  *@return (Array) matching nodes
20  */
21  static function selectNodes(context,path:String):Array{
22  return XPathParser.parseQuery(context,path)
23  }
24  

/snippet from the docs

HTH,

/Johan

On 12/20/05, Merrill, Jason [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I'm asking this more out of curiosity than necessity, but the responses
 to this thread may help be avoid some headaches in the future.

 Been using xfactorstudio's Xpath classes with great success.  However, I
 have found an odd thing - sometimes I have to cast what I thought was
 already string, to a String in order for a V2 component to accept the
 value.  For example,

 **This does not work:

 var thisVideo:String = XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
 thecontentpath/@videoUrl);
 video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);//does not work

 Even though no compiler errors and a trace on the var thisVideo
 traces the proper string (media/video/Welcome.flv) - or what I thought
 was a string, the video in the MediaPlayback component does not play.---

 **So instead, when casting to String first, this works:
 var thisVideo:String = String(XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
 thecontentpath/@videoUrl));
 video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);.//works

 Why?  What type of object was the Xpath value before I cast it to a
 string?  This makes sense for numbers in an XML file, but for Strings???
 The kicker is I can send other XPath values I don't cast to strings
 first to text fields, textAreas, and they show up fine.  So is it
 something quirky with V2 components as well?

 Thanks.

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Re: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype Oddity

2005-12-20 Thread Johan Lopes
Hmm. I now see what you mean. Maybe when you pass the value without
casting it in the raw, some V2 components such as textArea etc, does
an auto cast toString and therefore can deal with it but the
MediaPlayback component is expecting a proper String and doesn't no
what to grab it if you pass MyVar[0].

As always I need to warn ya I might be talking out of my ass here :)

/Johan

On 12/20/05, Johan Lopes [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Hi Jason,

 AFAIK, XPath.selectNodes() returns an Array.

 snippet from the docs

 /**
 10  *selectNodes
 11  *
 12  *returns an array of nodes that match the given XPath
 13  *expression using the the XMLNode (context) as the
 14  *starting context for the expression.
 15  *
 16  *This is the description
 17  *@param (XMLNode)context
 18  *@param (String)XPath expression
 19  *@return (Array) matching nodes
 20  */
 21  static function selectNodes(context,path:String):Array{
 22  return XPathParser.parseQuery(context,path)
 23  }
 24

 /snippet from the docs

 HTH,

 /Johan

 On 12/20/05, Merrill, Jason [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  I'm asking this more out of curiosity than necessity, but the responses
  to this thread may help be avoid some headaches in the future.
 
  Been using xfactorstudio's Xpath classes with great success.  However, I
  have found an odd thing - sometimes I have to cast what I thought was
  already string, to a String in order for a V2 component to accept the
  value.  For example,
 
  **This does not work:
 
  var thisVideo:String = XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
  thecontentpath/@videoUrl);
  video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);//does not work
 
  Even though no compiler errors and a trace on the var thisVideo
  traces the proper string (media/video/Welcome.flv) - or what I thought
  was a string, the video in the MediaPlayback component does not play.---
 
  **So instead, when casting to String first, this works:
  var thisVideo:String = String(XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
  thecontentpath/@videoUrl));
  video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);.//works
 
  Why?  What type of object was the Xpath value before I cast it to a
  string?  This makes sense for numbers in an XML file, but for Strings???
  The kicker is I can send other XPath values I don't cast to strings
  first to text fields, textAreas, and they show up fine.  So is it
  something quirky with V2 components as well?
 
  Thanks.
 
  Jason Merrill   |   E-Learning Solutions   |  icfconsulting.com
 
 
 
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RE: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

2005-12-20 Thread Merrill, Jason
Remoting are AS2 classes you import and use in Flash, as well as the gateway 
built into ColdFusion MX 7.  

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-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:flashcoders-
[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Corban Baxter
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 12:50 PM
To: Flashcoders mailing list
Subject: RE: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

Is flash remoting a server side app I need like cfm or is it native in the 
flash
player?

Corban Baxter  |  rich media designer  |  www.funimation.com


-Original Message-
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:flashcoders-
[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Johan Lopes
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 10:37 AM
To: Flashcoders mailing list
Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

Hi Corban,

If you're looking for books I recommend the following:

1) Flash Remoting - The definitive guide (Tom Muck) (oldie but goodie)
2) Flash MX Professional 2004 for Server Geeks (Nate Weiss) -
Demystifies quite a lot of things

Otherwise checkout the tutorials on these sites for more:

http://www.flash-remoting.com/notablog/

http://www.flash-db.com

Also, checkout MM's/Adobe site for some great tutorials

HTH,

/Johan

On 12/20/05, Corban Baxter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Ok so if I know nothing about remoting but I could learn it fast what are 
 some
good resources to get on track and fast? Thanks!

 Corban Baxter |rich media designer |www.funimation.com


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 From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:flashcoders-
[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ian Thomas
 Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 9:39 AM
 To: Flashcoders mailing list
 Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

 You could try using flashVars instead of appending the parameters to the end
 of the URL. I don't think flashVars has a limit. May be less hassle than
 switching to Remoting.

 http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_16417

 Cheers,
   Ian

 On 12/19/05, Corban Baxter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 
  What is the best practice for grabbing variables from a database using cfm
  and the using these inside of a flash movie? I am not a cfm developer but 
  I
  have one here at work that has been helping me with a project I am 
  currently
  working on. We are running into a problem that flash cannot interpret a
  query large string...
 
  What we are ending up with when trying to bring the variables into flash
  is a long string in the embed tag with delimiters for an array. Something
  like...
 
  Characters.swf?character1description1episoes1etc...
 
  All I can figure out is that there is a limit to the string length that
  flash is able to grab. Is this true? If so what's a work around?
 
  I hope all this makes sense! Thanks all! And I am looking forward to the
  in site! Thanks!
 
 
  Corban Baxter |rich media designer |www.funimation.com
 
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RE: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype Oddity

2005-12-20 Thread Merrill, Jason
Very Interesting - thank you.  I've had a hard time finding this kind of
documentation.  At least some that is readable.  The w3c pages are
pretty over-spec'd and impossible to me for the most part. Interesting
to have to open the class files to find out what you can do.  Thanks
again!

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[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ralph Caraveo
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 1:00 PM
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Subject: RE: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype
Oddity

Hi Jason,

I've noticed simliar behavior but I think it's just in how you are
using
it.  Generally I think Xpath will return an array of XMLNode types
unless you grab a small enough piece of information.  If you look in
the
class files you can also use selectNodesAsString.  This will force all
your returned data to be strings.

Unfortunately I myself just started using Xpath and I love it...so I
help this helps or points you in the right direction maybe someone
else
can shed more light.

Regards,

-Ralph
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[Flashcoders] What not to do

2005-12-20 Thread Mike Boutin
Does anyone have any links on stuff Not to do in flash that maybe 
cause the plugin to slow down or halt.  Maybe even some best practices 
when working on large projects?



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RE: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype Oddity

2005-12-20 Thread Merrill, Jason
AFAIK, XPath.selectNodes() returns an Array.

How do you use Xpath to return node values then?

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Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 1:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype
Oddity

Hi Jason,

AFAIK, XPath.selectNodes() returns an Array.

snippet from the docs

  /**
10*selectNodes
11*
12*returns an array of nodes that match the given XPath
13*expression using the the XMLNode (context) as the
14*starting context for the expression.
15*
16*This is the description
17*@param (XMLNode)context
18*@param (String)XPath expression
19*@return (Array) matching nodes
20*/
21static function selectNodes(context,path:String):Array{
22return XPathParser.parseQuery(context,path)
23}
24

/snippet from the docs

HTH,

/Johan

On 12/20/05, Merrill, Jason [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 I'm asking this more out of curiosity than necessity, but the
responses
 to this thread may help be avoid some headaches in the future.

 Been using xfactorstudio's Xpath classes with great success.
However, I
 have found an odd thing - sometimes I have to cast what I thought
was
 already string, to a String in order for a V2 component to accept
the
 value.  For example,

 **This does not work:

 var thisVideo:String = XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
 thecontentpath/@videoUrl);
 video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);//does not work

 Even though no compiler errors and a trace on the var
thisVideo
 traces the proper string (media/video/Welcome.flv) - or what I
thought
 was a string, the video in the MediaPlayback component does not
play.---

 **So instead, when casting to String first, this works:
 var thisVideo:String = String(XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
 thecontentpath/@videoUrl));
 video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);.//works

 Why?  What type of object was the Xpath value before I cast it to a
 string?  This makes sense for numbers in an XML file, but for
Strings???
 The kicker is I can send other XPath values I don't cast to strings
 first to text fields, textAreas, and they show up fine.  So is it
 something quirky with V2 components as well?

 Thanks.

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RE: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype Oddity

2005-12-20 Thread Merrill, Jason
Ralph,

FYI - As per your suggestion, selectNodesAsString does not work. If I
use that, I still have to cast it to String first.

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[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Ralph Caraveo
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 1:00 PM
To: Flashcoders mailing list
Subject: RE: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype
Oddity

Hi Jason,

I've noticed simliar behavior but I think it's just in how you are
using
it.  Generally I think Xpath will return an array of XMLNode types
unless you grab a small enough piece of information.  If you look in
the
class files you can also use selectNodesAsString.  This will force all
your returned data to be strings.

Unfortunately I myself just started using Xpath and I love it...so I
help this helps or points you in the right direction maybe someone
else
can shed more light.

Regards,

-Ralph

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Merrill,
Jason
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 9:21 AM
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Subject: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype
Oddity

I'm asking this more out of curiosity than necessity, but the
responses
to this thread may help be avoid some headaches in the future.

Been using xfactorstudio's Xpath classes with great success.  However,
I
have found an odd thing - sometimes I have to cast what I thought was
already string, to a String in order for a V2 component to accept the
value.  For example,

**This does not work:

var thisVideo:String = XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
thecontentpath/@videoUrl);
video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);//does not work

Even though no compiler errors and a trace on the var thisVideo
traces the proper string (media/video/Welcome.flv) - or what I
thought
was a string, the video in the MediaPlayback component does not
play.---

**So instead, when casting to String first, this works:
var thisVideo:String = String(XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
thecontentpath/@videoUrl));
video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);.//works

Why?  What type of object was the Xpath value before I cast it to a
string?  This makes sense for numbers in an XML file, but for
Strings???
The kicker is I can send other XPath values I don't cast to strings
first to text fields, textAreas, and they show up fine.  So is it
something quirky with V2 components as well?

Thanks.

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Re: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype Oddity

2005-12-20 Thread Mike Boutin

Maybe something like this may help?

myText=XMLNode((XPath.selectNodes(myxml,myNodePath/mynode())[0])).nodeValue;



Mike Boutin


Merrill, Jason wrote:


AFAIK, XPath.selectNodes() returns an Array.
 



How do you use Xpath to return node values then?

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Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 1:07 PM
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Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype
 


Oddity
 


Hi Jason,

AFAIK, XPath.selectNodes() returns an Array.

snippet from the docs

/**
10  *selectNodes
11  *
12  *returns an array of nodes that match the given XPath
13  *expression using the the XMLNode (context) as the
14  *starting context for the expression.
15  *
16  *This is the description
17  *@param (XMLNode)context
18  *@param (String)XPath expression
19  *@return (Array) matching nodes
20  */
21  static function selectNodes(context,path:String):Array{
22  return XPathParser.parseQuery(context,path)
23  }
24

/snippet from the docs

HTH,

/Johan

On 12/20/05, Merrill, Jason [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 


I'm asking this more out of curiosity than necessity, but the
   


responses
 


to this thread may help be avoid some headaches in the future.

Been using xfactorstudio's Xpath classes with great success.
   


However, I
 


have found an odd thing - sometimes I have to cast what I thought
   


was
 


already string, to a String in order for a V2 component to accept
   


the
 


value.  For example,

**This does not work:

var thisVideo:String = XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
thecontentpath/@videoUrl);
video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);//does not work

Even though no compiler errors and a trace on the var
   


thisVideo
 


traces the proper string (media/video/Welcome.flv) - or what I
   


thought
 


was a string, the video in the MediaPlayback component does not
   


play.---
 


**So instead, when casting to String first, this works:
var thisVideo:String = String(XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
thecontentpath/@videoUrl));
video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);.//works

Why?  What type of object was the Xpath value before I cast it to a
string?  This makes sense for numbers in an XML file, but for
   


Strings???
 


The kicker is I can send other XPath values I don't cast to strings
first to text fields, textAreas, and they show up fine.  So is it
something quirky with V2 components as well?

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Re: [Flashcoders] What not to do

2005-12-20 Thread Johan Lopes
LOL. That's a great title for a Flash book. Quick, let's contact a publisher :)

/Johan

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re: [Flashcoders] Who's using AS2 Flash remoting with ServerSideActionscript?

2005-12-20 Thread Brian Lesser

Hi H,
If you're asking about client-side AS3 in Flex 2 I highly recommend you 
try it out. It's the best way to get a sense of it. Download Flex 2 from 
here:


http://labs.macromedia.com

The help is remarkably good - even amazing for an alpha.

I'm not a Flex 2/MXML expert but you can:

1. write AS3 classes

2. instantiate an AS3 class using an MXML tag.

3. use the mx:Script tag:
mx:Script
  ![CDATA[

  // your AS3 code goes here. 


  ]]
/mx:Script

4. put code inside tag attributes - for example to respond to a click:
mx:Button id=loginButton
  label=Login width=200 enabled=false
  click=dispatchEvent( new LoginRequestEvent(credentials) );
/mx:Button

Yours truly,
-Brian

Great question and great response, it is a shame about SS AS2. 
How is AS 3.0integrated with Flex? 
I guess I'm really wondering whether it has a tag

similiar to cfscript that would let you code in AS 3.0.



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[Flashcoders] Drawing dotted lines

2005-12-20 Thread Éric Thibault

Hi all.

Is it possible to draw a dotted line between two points or do I have to 
custom something with a function?


I have the nead for plain, dotted, double-dotted...

Thanks a lot.

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[Flashcoders] Flex vs OpenLaszo

2005-12-20 Thread Mike Boutin
Has anyone played with OpenLaszo as well as Flex?  Does flex allow you 
to compile a stand-alone swf file such as OpenLaszlo does?


Thanks!

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Re: [Flashcoders] What not to do

2005-12-20 Thread Johan Lopes
If you're working on large projects:

A while back, I think it was Ryan Matsikas (I hope I spelled his
surname right) that said something really profound and which I try to
apply to every Flash project I work on:

Just because Flash/ActionScript is getting more and more powerful and
potent with every release doesn't mean we should use it for everything
in a web RIA project.

If you're working with a good back-end, database developer or software
engineer, your app is better off leaving the heavy-duty stuff to
back-end or server-side, letting Flash to do what it's best at -
dealing with the front-end. We seem to forget this as Flash developers
and spend too much time cooking up ways of letting Flash do things
that a more powerful server-side language can do a lot faster without
breaking a sweat. Why does the server-side do it faster? For one, it's
got (often times) more RAM to play with...

Just my 2 pence.

/Johan

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Re: [Flashcoders] What not to do

2005-12-20 Thread JesterXL
I belive both the Flashcoders  Flashnewbie have 2 threads on this in the 
archives; good stuff.

Thing to keep in mind is there are don'ts and there are optimizations 
which are 2 different things.

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Re: [Flashcoders] Flex vs OpenLaszo

2005-12-20 Thread JesterXL
Flex 1.5 and 2 allow you to compile stand alone SWF's.  Flex 1.5, however, 
requires the Flex server to be installed on the box where the SWF is 
deployed to.


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Re: [Flashcoders] Drawing dotted lines

2005-12-20 Thread Johan Lopes
Hi Eric,

I think Aled Ulhmanns's animation package does this:

http://www.alex-uhlmann.de/flash/animationpackage/

Also, I recall an old article on MMs dev site about this:

http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/flash/articles/adv_draw_methods.html

HTH,

/Johan

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 Is it possible to draw a dotted line between two points or do I have to
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 Thanks a lot.

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RE: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype Oddity

2005-12-20 Thread Doug Coning
Yes, I have come across this as well and always use:

String(XPath.selectNodes(temp_xml,myPath/text())[0])

Doug Coning 
Software Developer
FORUM Solutions, LLC

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 Oddity
 
 Maybe something like this may help?
 

myText=XMLNode((XPath.selectNodes(myxml,myNodePath/mynode())[0])).node
Va
 lue;
 
 
 
 Mike Boutin
 
 
 Merrill, Jason wrote:
 
 AFAIK, XPath.selectNodes() returns an Array.
 
 
 
 How do you use Xpath to return node values then?
 
 Jason Merrill   |   E-Learning Solutions   |  icfconsulting.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Datatype
 
 
 Oddity
 
 
 Hi Jason,
 
 AFAIK, XPath.selectNodes() returns an Array.
 
 snippet from the docs
 
/**
 10 *selectNodes
 11 *
 12 *returns an array of nodes that match the given XPath
 13 *expression using the the XMLNode (context) as the
 14 *starting context for the expression.
 15 *
 16 *This is the description
 17 *@param (XMLNode)context
 18 *@param (String)XPath expression
 19 *@return (Array) matching nodes
 20 */
 21 static function selectNodes(context,path:String):Array{
 22 return XPathParser.parseQuery(context,path)
 23 }
 24
 
 /snippet from the docs
 
 HTH,
 
 /Johan
 
 On 12/20/05, Merrill, Jason [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 
 I'm asking this more out of curiosity than necessity, but the
 
 
 responses
 
 
 to this thread may help be avoid some headaches in the future.
 
 Been using xfactorstudio's Xpath classes with great success.
 
 
 However, I
 
 
 have found an odd thing - sometimes I have to cast what I thought
 
 
 was
 
 
 already string, to a String in order for a V2 component to accept
 
 
 the
 
 
 value.  For example,
 
 **This does not work:
 
 var thisVideo:String = XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
 thecontentpath/@videoUrl);
 video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);//does not work
 
 Even though no compiler errors and a trace on the var
 
 
 thisVideo
 
 
 traces the proper string (media/video/Welcome.flv) - or what I
 
 
 thought
 
 
 was a string, the video in the MediaPlayback component does not
 
 
 play.---
 
 
 **So instead, when casting to String first, this works:
 var thisVideo:String = String(XPath.selectNodes(content_xml,
 thecontentpath/@videoUrl));
 video_mc.mediaPlayer.setMedia(thisVideo);.//works
 
 Why?  What type of object was the Xpath value before I cast it to
a
 string?  This makes sense for numbers in an XML file, but for
 
 
 Strings???
 
 
 The kicker is I can send other XPath values I don't cast to
strings
 first to text fields, textAreas, and they show up fine.  So is it
 something quirky with V2 components as well?
 
 Thanks.
 
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Re: [Flashcoders] Array like access to custom class?

2005-12-20 Thread ryanm

Can I provide array like access to a custom collection object?

   The easiest way would be to extend Array. Then you start with all the 
functionality of the Array object, and you can add or remove functionality 
as needed.


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Re: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype Oddity

2005-12-20 Thread Mike Boutin
Doesnt XPath.selectNodes(myxml, pathtocontent/text()); return the text 
value as well?


Doug Coning wrote:


Could it be because the Xpath may return either a string or an array
depending on how you structure your query? 


I agree that if there was a selectText type method where you pass in an
xpath where you expect only one (or the first) resulting text value
would be great.

Doug Coning 
Software Developer

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Oddity

That's using Flash's XML object with XPath to grab the node value -
   


sure
 


that works, and is good for nodes with CDATA, but overly complex -
wrapping String() around it is easier.  I was wondering just about the
XPath implementation and why it doesn't return a native string, thanks
though.

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myText=XMLNode((XPath.selectNodes(myxml,myNodePath/mynode())[0])).no
 


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AFAIK, XPath.selectNodes() returns an Array.

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11  *
12  *returns an array of nodes that match the given
 


XPath
 


13  *expression using the the XMLNode (context) as
 


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14  *starting context for the expression.
15  *
16  *This is the description
17  *@param (XMLNode)context
18  *@param (String)XPath expression
19  *@return (Array) matching nodes
20  */
21  static function selectNodes(context,path:String):Array{
22  return XPathParser.parseQuery(context,path)
23  }
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HTH,

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Re: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype Oddity

2005-12-20 Thread Morten Barklund Shockwaved

Mike Boutin wrote:
Doesnt XPath.selectNodes(myxml, pathtocontent/text()); return the text 
value as well?


The documentation says, that selectNodes *always* returns an array of 
XMLNode-objects - and it does. Always.


The text()-syntax is only used to get the XMLNode representing a text 
node - that has no nodeName and thus cannot be accessed otherwise.


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Re: [Flashcoders] What not to do

2005-12-20 Thread ryanm

A while back, I think it was Ryan Matsikas (I hope I spelled his
surname right) that said something really profound and which I try to
apply to every Flash project I work on:


   Mattes, thanks... ;-)

   It's really not that profound, it's just that when all you have is a 
hammer, everything starts to look like a nail. Just use the right tool for 
the job. That includes not trying to make Flash do things that it doesn't do 
well, especially when there are alternatives that do a much better job. And 
keep in mind that the job of software development is 80% planning and 20% 
writing code. If you plan well, you will write less code that is more 
efficient, not to mention easier to modify and maintain. To be perfectly 
honest, though, best practices really depend on the specifics of your 
situation. In some companies, writing efficient, stable, and well documented 
code is far more important than the deadline or the budget, while at other 
companies the opposite will be true. Your best practices will depend heavily 
on your employer's priorities, and the team (or lack therof) that you have 
to work with.


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RE: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

2005-12-20 Thread Corban Baxter
Man I wish I understood l33t speak. Jason thanks but all this lingo is a bit 
over my head. I understand the AS2 Classes but gateway in Coldfusion MX 7. What 
is a gateway? 

Oh and to all that helped thanks. They FlashVars=etc... worked for this 
project. When I get more time I am going to try and decode all this remoting 
talk and see what I can come up with...

Corban Baxter  |  rich media designer  |  www.funimation.com


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Remoting are AS2 classes you import and use in Flash, as well as the gateway 
built into ColdFusion MX 7.  

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Is flash remoting a server side app I need like cfm or is it native in the 
flash
player?

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Hi Corban,

If you're looking for books I recommend the following:

1) Flash Remoting - The definitive guide (Tom Muck) (oldie but goodie)
2) Flash MX Professional 2004 for Server Geeks (Nate Weiss) -
Demystifies quite a lot of things

Otherwise checkout the tutorials on these sites for more:

http://www.flash-remoting.com/notablog/

http://www.flash-db.com

Also, checkout MM's/Adobe site for some great tutorials

HTH,

/Johan

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 You could try using flashVars instead of appending the parameters to the end
 of the URL. I don't think flashVars has a limit. May be less hassle than
 switching to Remoting.

 http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_16417

 Cheers,
   Ian

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  and the using these inside of a flash movie? I am not a cfm developer but 
  I
  have one here at work that has been helping me with a project I am 
  currently
  working on. We are running into a problem that flash cannot interpret a
  query large string...
 
  What we are ending up with when trying to bring the variables into flash
  is a long string in the embed tag with delimiters for an array. Something
  like...
 
  Characters.swf?character1description1episoes1etc...
 
  All I can figure out is that there is a limit to the string length that
  flash is able to grab. Is this true? If so what's a work around?
 
  I hope all this makes sense! Thanks all! And I am looking forward to the
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Re: [Flashcoders] What not to do

2005-12-20 Thread Johan Lopes
 Mattes, thanks... ;-)

Doh!

/Johan
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RE: [Flashcoders] Out of curiosity, XPath and String Datatype Oddity

2005-12-20 Thread Merrill, Jason
Doesnt XPath.selectNodes(myxml, pathtocontent/text()); return the
text
value as well?

Sure, but I don't think that works on attribute values (as in my example
in my post).

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RE: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

2005-12-20 Thread Merrill, Jason
Just think of the Remoting Gateway as just the part of the ColdFusion Server 
software that allows remoting to happen on the server from a Flash file, that's 
all you really need to know.  I mean you need to use the remoting components to 
connect to the gateway, but that's pretty simple and there are examples of 
doing so available from Macromedia.

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Man I wish I understood l33t speak. Jason thanks but all this lingo is a bit 
over my
head. I understand the AS2 Classes but gateway in Coldfusion MX 7. What is a
gateway?

Oh and to all that helped thanks. They FlashVars=etc... worked for this 
project.
When I get more time I am going to try and decode all this remoting talk and 
see
what I can come up with...

Corban Baxter  |  rich media designer  |  www.funimation.com


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Remoting are AS2 classes you import and use in Flash, as well as the gateway
built into ColdFusion MX 7.

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Is flash remoting a server side app I need like cfm or is it native in the 
flash
player?

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Hi Corban,

If you're looking for books I recommend the following:

1) Flash Remoting - The definitive guide (Tom Muck) (oldie but goodie)
2) Flash MX Professional 2004 for Server Geeks (Nate Weiss) -
Demystifies quite a lot of things

Otherwise checkout the tutorials on these sites for more:

http://www.flash-remoting.com/notablog/

http://www.flash-db.com

Also, checkout MM's/Adobe site for some great tutorials

HTH,

/Johan

On 12/20/05, Corban Baxter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 Ok so if I know nothing about remoting but I could learn it fast what are 
 some
good resources to get on track and fast? Thanks!

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 Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

 You could try using flashVars instead of appending the parameters to the 
 end
 of the URL. I don't think flashVars has a limit. May be less hassle than
 switching to Remoting.


http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/knowledgebase/index.cfm?id=tn_16417

 Cheers,
   Ian

 On 12/19/05, Corban Baxter [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
 
 
  What is the best practice for grabbing variables from a database using 
  cfm
  and the using these inside of a flash movie? I am not a cfm developer 
  but I
  have one here at work that has been helping me with a project I am
currently
  working on. We are running into a problem that flash cannot interpret a
  query large string...
 
  What we are ending up with when trying to bring the variables into flash
  is a long string in the embed tag with delimiters for an array. 
  Something
  like...
 
  Characters.swf?character1description1episoes1etc...
 
  All I can figure out is that there is a limit to the string length that
  flash is able to grab. Is this true? If so what's a work around?
 
  I hope all this makes sense! Thanks all! And I am looking forward to the
  in site! Thanks!
 
 
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RE: [Flashcoders] CreateTextField question

2005-12-20 Thread Steven Sacks
Actually, the person who told you to use just autosize has it wrong.  If you
set a textfield to autosize, it will expand the right edge to fit the text,
so unless you're putting linebreaks in your text manually, it won't adjust
the height of the textfield.

There's a kludge workaround for making textfields have width and height and
be autosized with wordwrap, and here it is:

this.createTextField(label, 1, 0, 0, myWidth, lineHeight);
this.label.wordWrap = true;
this.label.multiline = true;
this.label.autoSize = true;
this.label.text = someText;
// KLUDGE
var textHgt = this.label.textHeight;
var tfHgt = this.label._height;
var diff = tfHgt - textHgt;
this.label.autoSize = false;
this.label._height = textHgt + diff;
// END KLUDGE

HTH,
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[Flashcoders] Job Opportunity in Tucson

2005-12-20 Thread Chris Hill

Work is ON-SITE AND PART TIME in gorgeous Tucson, AZ. NO TELECOMMUTE.

GUI PROGRAMMER
Looking for a coder with quality OOP principles, understands layout 
management and a sense of design. Code will be written in Flash 
ActionScript. ActionScript experience is a major plus, but more 
important are good coding fundamentals and a willingness to learn. Also 
important is that this is not a ‘scripting’ position, this is full-on 
OOP development.


ASP.NET/WEB DEVELOPER
Looking for ASP.NET developer who can also work on legacy VBScript 
applications. Needs strong understanding of SQL, .NET and C# essentials, 
and quality coding practices. Position entails building custom CMS 
applications, and doing work on existing CMS front and backends.


FLASH PRODUCTION ASSISTANT
Looking for a non-coder who can handle production issues in Flash 
applications. Work would involve: laying out Flash apps based off comps, 
converting assets from clients into flash-friendly forms. Needs strong 
understanding of Flash, Photoshop, and Illustrator.


GET IN TOUCH WITH ME
If you’re available to work ON-SITE PART-TIME, write/call me:
520.777.0032
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RE: [Flashcoders] Webservices best practices

2005-12-20 Thread Jared Freeze
Not to confuse things but has anyone looked at JSON?  I'm not a
programmer (all the time ;) but I was wondering if it would have any
relevance here since it returns data in flash's native format
(ecmascript)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JSON

Parser here: http://www.designvox.com/%7Eborys/JSON/JSON.as

And more: http://ajaxian.com/archives/2005/12/yahoo_json_api.html


Jared



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 Really? I'm working on a project where most of my data is to be 
 supplied via webservices and it will most certainly be more than 2-3 
 methods.

I have got it fixed, i think it was a timing issue when I added a
setInterval( this, flightRequest, 1000 ); it works to trigger the 3-4
methods in queue. It all fixed for now -- tech demo is finished. Oh
well, time to find out how to handle this the best way, though. I had
some nice collection of scope issues. Planning to play with some events
stuff. Oh well! Done is done ;)

 I'm putting together a serviceLocator class (singleton) that takes 
 care of all my webservice calls. You're not using the MX 04 web 
 service connector are you?

Yes, I am using the WebService class.

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[Flashcoders] generating documentation

2005-12-20 Thread ryanm
   I've used a number of different auto-documentation generators before, 
but not with actionscript. I was wondering what everyone was using, if 
AS2Doc was the defacto standard, or if there are others that are as good or 
better for documenting actionscript. I'm tasked with writing a coding and 
documentation standard for Flash developers (and recommending a 
documentation app) for my company, so I thought I would see what is out 
there before I go making any decisions.


   Any recommendations or warnings about specific software are appreciated.

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Re: [Flashcoders] generating documentation

2005-12-20 Thread Brooks Andrus
I've used Natural Docs for ActionScript documentation in the past

http://naturaldocs.org/

Brooks
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[Flashcoders] Wierd split

2005-12-20 Thread Mike Boutin
Im having a wierd problem with using .split on an array.  I create an 
array 3 frames before in the same timeline like so:


_root.cat_colors = new Array();
_root.cat_colors[0] = bob,john,betty;


Then 2 frames down the timeline I run a loop like so:

for (i=0; i_root.cat_colors.length; i++) {
  
   trace(String: +_root.cat_colors[i]);

  // The string traces properly here ex. bob,jim,john etc...

   var tempColor:Array = _root.cat_colors[i].split(,);
   trace(Total: +tempColor[i]);
   // traces out undefined for the next loop never happens

   for (j=0; jtempColor.length; j++) {
  trace(Color: +tempColor[j]);
   }

}


Anyone know why this doesnt work? is there another way to achieve this?  
If i create the array on the same frame as the loop, everything works 
like it should.



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Re: [Flashcoders] Job Opportunity in Tucson

2005-12-20 Thread Chris Hill
Yeah, I've already gone and posted with the university. Perhaps I should 
say that its on a part-time project basis? I'm not really expecting 
anyone on this list to be available, but just in case.


Chris

Merrill, Jason wrote:


On-site only and PART time?  I sure hope you find someone!  :)  Might
want to check with the local colleges/universities for fresh blood.  


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RE: [Flashcoders] Wierd split

2005-12-20 Thread Merrill, Jason
I tried it like you said, putting them in different frames, and it works
fine for me.  

Frame 1:
_root.cat_colors = new Array();
_root.cat_colors[0] = bob,john,betty;

Frame 3:
for (i=0; i_root.cat_colors.length; i++) {
trace(String: +_root.cat_colors[i]);
var tempColor:Array = _root.cat_colors[i].split(,);
trace(Total: +tempColor[i]);
for (j=0; jtempColor.length; j++) {
   trace(Color: +tempColor[j]);
}
}
stop();

Trace result:

String: bob,john,betty
Total: bob
Color: bob
Color: john
Color: betty

As expected.

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Subject: [Flashcoders] Wierd split

Im having a wierd problem with using .split on an array.  I create an
array 3 frames before in the same timeline like so:

_root.cat_colors = new Array();
_root.cat_colors[0] = bob,john,betty;


Then 2 frames down the timeline I run a loop like so:

for (i=0; i_root.cat_colors.length; i++) {

trace(String: +_root.cat_colors[i]);
   // The string traces properly here ex. bob,jim,john etc...

var tempColor:Array = _root.cat_colors[i].split(,);
trace(Total: +tempColor[i]);
// traces out undefined for the next loop never happens

for (j=0; jtempColor.length; j++) {
   trace(Color: +tempColor[j]);
}

}


Anyone know why this doesnt work? is there another way to achieve
this?
If i create the array on the same frame as the loop, everything works
like it should.


Thanks!
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RE: [Flashcoders] Wierd split

2005-12-20 Thread Adrian Lynch
Just took your code and plonked it in a new .fla and it works for me. Is
anything else happening in the movie or any included movies?

See it here: http://www.adrianlynch.co.uk/temp/colours.fla

Ade

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Im having a wierd problem with using .split on an array.  I create an
array 3 frames before in the same timeline like so:

_root.cat_colors = new Array();
_root.cat_colors[0] = bob,john,betty;


Then 2 frames down the timeline I run a loop like so:

for (i=0; i_root.cat_colors.length; i++) {

trace(String: +_root.cat_colors[i]);
   // The string traces properly here ex. bob,jim,john etc...

var tempColor:Array = _root.cat_colors[i].split(,);
trace(Total: +tempColor[i]);
// traces out undefined for the next loop never happens

for (j=0; jtempColor.length; j++) {
   trace(Color: +tempColor[j]);
}

}


Anyone know why this doesnt work? is there another way to achieve this?
If i create the array on the same frame as the loop, everything works
like it should.


Thanks!

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Re: [Flashcoders] Wierd split

2005-12-20 Thread Mike Boutin
The movie the script is in gets loaded into another movie. I can trace 
out _root.cat_color[0] etc... with no problems, even doing so in the for 
loop outputs proper values for _root.cat_colors[i].  If i trace out 
tempColor.length after the split, it always comes back undefined, thus 
the loop after that never happens.



trace(String: +_root.cat_colors[0]);
// traces out bob,jim,john

var tempColor:Array = _root.cat_colors[0].split(,);

trace(Total: +tempColor.length);
// traces out undefined when it should be 3




Adrian Lynch wrote:


Just took your code and plonked it in a new .fla and it works for me. Is
anything else happening in the movie or any included movies?

See it here: http://www.adrianlynch.co.uk/temp/colours.fla

Ade

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Im having a wierd problem with using .split on an array.  I create an
array 3 frames before in the same timeline like so:

_root.cat_colors = new Array();
_root.cat_colors[0] = bob,john,betty;


Then 2 frames down the timeline I run a loop like so:

for (i=0; i_root.cat_colors.length; i++) {

   trace(String: +_root.cat_colors[i]);
  // The string traces properly here ex. bob,jim,john etc...

   var tempColor:Array = _root.cat_colors[i].split(,);
   trace(Total: +tempColor[i]);
   // traces out undefined for the next loop never happens

   for (j=0; jtempColor.length; j++) {
  trace(Color: +tempColor[j]);
   }

}


Anyone know why this doesnt work? is there another way to achieve this?
If i create the array on the same frame as the loop, everything works
like it should.


Thanks!

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Re: [Flashcoders] Wierd split

2005-12-20 Thread Mike Boutin
Thanks Adrian,  your code works exactly like mine should but for some 
reason mine doesnt get the same results (though its the same code) ;)



Mike Boutin

Adrian Lynch wrote:


Just took your code and plonked it in a new .fla and it works for me. Is
anything else happening in the movie or any included movies?

See it here: http://www.adrianlynch.co.uk/temp/colours.fla

Ade

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Im having a wierd problem with using .split on an array.  I create an
array 3 frames before in the same timeline like so:

_root.cat_colors = new Array();
_root.cat_colors[0] = bob,john,betty;


Then 2 frames down the timeline I run a loop like so:

for (i=0; i_root.cat_colors.length; i++) {

   trace(String: +_root.cat_colors[i]);
  // The string traces properly here ex. bob,jim,john etc...

   var tempColor:Array = _root.cat_colors[i].split(,);
   trace(Total: +tempColor[i]);
   // traces out undefined for the next loop never happens

   for (j=0; jtempColor.length; j++) {
  trace(Color: +tempColor[j]);
   }

}


Anyone know why this doesnt work? is there another way to achieve this?
If i create the array on the same frame as the loop, everything works
like it should.


Thanks!

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Re: [Flashcoders] generating documentation

2005-12-20 Thread Jim Kremens
AS2API (via Ant) and Doxygen.

Jim Kremens


On 12/20/05, Johan Lopes [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 I've used Natural Docs too but I highly recommend Doxygen.

 I've used it on 3 commercial projects with great success.

 Although it doesn't officially support AS2, it works!

 Unlike other packages, it also generates UML collaboration diagrams
 with all the trimmings, straight from your classes.

 I've put together a tutorial on how to use it with AS2 and Eclipse here:

 http://www.statik1.com/mt-weblog/archives/92.html.

 If you decide to use it too and need any help to get the best out of
 it, just give me a shout. I've got a doxyfile that can easily output
 everything you'd ever wanted from your classes/packages to the UML
 diagrams.

 HTH,

 /Johan

 On 12/20/05, Brooks Andrus [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
  I've used Natural Docs for ActionScript documentation in the past
 
  http://naturaldocs.org/
 
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[Flashcoders] assigning the same class to multiple library objects

2005-12-20 Thread Kevin McCormick (iStyle)
Hi Everyone,

I've got a bit of an issue with Flash 8 at the moment.

Basically I have a single frame movie with a number of movieclips on the
stage that are dragged from the library.

The library movieclips have all been extended using the same custom class
via their linkage properties.

My problem is that one of the movieclips does not register as an instance of
the custom class.

If I delete the problem clip and republish the movie another clip assumes
the problem.  Is this a known issue?  There are six library symbols, all
with the same custom class.

Any Ideas???

Kev

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Re: [Flashcoders] generating documentation

2005-12-20 Thread JOR
I've been using AS2DOC which works pretty well so far.  It creates both 
traditional HTML/DOC files as well as Flash Help files as MXP extensions 
you can install into Flash.


Someone on the list mentioned development on it has stopped a while back 
tho.



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   I've used a number of different auto-documentation generators before, 
but not with actionscript. I was wondering what everyone was using, if 
AS2Doc was the defacto standard, or if there are others that are as good 
or better for documenting actionscript. I'm tasked with writing a coding 
and documentation standard for Flash developers (and recommending a 
documentation app) for my company, so I thought I would see what is out 
there before I go making any decisions.


   Any recommendations or warnings about specific software are appreciated.

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RE: [Flashcoders] .NET SWF proxy

2005-12-20 Thread Bryngfors Nils
No, unfortunately not this time. It's a windows 2003 server where I have
no rights to install the php engine.

If there's no free/opensource alternatives I guess I have to try out
ActiveSWF.

/Nisse

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Bryngfors Nils wrote:

I need a proxy able to load images from remote servers and return them
as SWF files. The SWF files also have to be in version 4 (you guessed
it, Flash Lite...). Oh, and I have to use ASP.NET.

The only tool I've found this far is ActiveSWF ( http://activeswf.com )
that seems to do the job. Is there any other, cheaper, solutions? I
don't need all the functionality ActiveSWF offer.

Any ideas?

/Nisse Bryngfors
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Isn't Ming (php) an option?

http://www.php.net/ming

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Re: [Flashcoders] assigning the same class to multiple library objects

2005-12-20 Thread Sander
I'm attaching 2 different mc's, both menuItem class bound. No  
problem. Check what happens in your fla when you attach dynamically?



On 21 Dec 2005, at 02:04, Kevin McCormick (iStyle) wrote:


Hi Everyone,

I've got a bit of an issue with Flash 8 at the moment.

Basically I have a single frame movie with a number of movieclips  
on the

stage that are dragged from the library.

The library movieclips have all been extended using the same custom  
class

via their linkage properties.

My problem is that one of the movieclips does not register as an  
instance of

the custom class.

If I delete the problem clip and republish the movie another clip  
assumes
the problem.  Is this a known issue?  There are six library  
symbols, all

with the same custom class.

Any Ideas???

Kev

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