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  1. Thread: Depth in AS3

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    Several ways to do this, but if you just want to...

    Several ways to do this, but if you just want to overlap shape1 and shape2 movieclips, then you can use swapChildren to swap the depths.
    this.swapChildren(shape1, shape2);

    You can read more about...
  2. Just for your reference, I found this tidbit on...

    Just for your reference, I found this tidbit on WebServices and Flash. If you have (or plan on getting) Flash CS4, Adobe finally added a feature where you can use WebServices and other Flex...
  3. Thanks for posting that code (I filed it away for...

    Thanks for posting that code (I filed it away for future use). I did debate posting about the StreamBuilder classes, but didn't know what you needed it for, and yeah StreamReaders is indeed better...
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    glad you found the solution and thanks posting up...

    glad you found the solution and thanks posting up a follow-up to your own post as I'm sure it'll help others if they encounter similar problems.
  5. Thanks for the title. =) And yeah, I can...

    Thanks for the title. =) And yeah, I can sympathize. I've spent many hours trying to figure out more of the arcane .NET myself. BTW, thanks for the offer of future assistance. What's your area of...
  6. If you're posting XML from your flash file, try...

    If you're posting XML from your flash file, try using ASP.NET's Request.InputStream in this case and put in a XmlDocument object. That way you can also manipulate the Xml nodes and whatnot.

    I...
  7. Nice you got it working. Yeah it was a strange...

    Nice you got it working. Yeah it was a strange issue.

    BTW, there are other alternatives to communicate between flash and .NET. I tend to use Webservices since it's so easy to build in .NET and...
  8. That is indeed strange. I spent an hour trying to...

    That is indeed strange. I spent an hour trying to figure out a solution, and I kept running into that same bug. Unless you really need to send the data as xml, you may want to use just simple get or...
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    I'm almost entirely self-taught too, and have...

    I'm almost entirely self-taught too, and have been a professional designer/developer for over 10 years. Except for one summer course in college for Photoshop, I learned everything else on my own,...
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    Many ways to do it. In your example, why not just...

    Many ways to do it. In your example, why not just add a GET parameter at the end of your url string to serve a new record? Provided that you've coded in your ASP page to get records based on a GET...
  11. Thread: ASP vs PHP?

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    Yeah it can be confusing. Also add to the fact...

    Yeah it can be confusing. Also add to the fact that ASP usually refers to classic ASP which only used Visual Basic. Since around 2003, Microsoft ditched that and rolled out the .NET (Dot.NET)...
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    Since you're using an ASP.NET page, you'll need...

    Since you're using an ASP.NET page, you'll need to make a server request in order to execute your testFunction.

    In that case even a simple getURL from flash will work....
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    go ah

    Long run, just use any editor that has html/css syntax highlighting and you're fine.

    If your thinking of resume's, I'd say learn Dreamweaver as its use is pretty widespread. Lots of companies have...
  14. I'm more familiar with C# than Visual Basic, but...

    I'm more familiar with C# than Visual Basic, but looks like your on the right track. I can't verify your syntax, but roughly you want to make a connection to the ms access db, which you've done and...
  15. http://www.smartwebby.com/Flash_and_ASP/basics.asp...

    http://www.smartwebby.com/Flash_and_ASP/basics.asp

    here another tutorial
  16. What version of ASP are you using? ASP classic...

    What version of ASP are you using? ASP classic (pages with the asp extension) or ASP.NET (pages with the .aspx extension). If you're using ASP.NET 2.0, then it's really easy, although not hard using...
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    Yeah, you could Array.push the item into an empty...

    Yeah, you could Array.push the item into an empty shopping cart array. You would have to another array, your products array, that holds all the products. And then use the id, that the user selected,...
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    Shopping carts can be quite involved and can be...

    Shopping carts can be quite involved and can be complex as you are dealing with many things -- manipulating user input, calculating prices, keeping track of what they selected, having code to delete...
  19. Hey this was a pretty entertaining thread. Made...

    Hey this was a pretty entertaining thread. Made me want to download each persons version of the orange fla.

    Interesting how such a wacky request for a flash animation, generated a lot of...
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    You're almost there, but you just have to change...

    You're almost there, but you just have to change one line, the last line of your 2nd text formatting code.



    this.tf.setTextFormat(myTextFormat);

    should be:

    ...
  21. use MovieClip.getNextHighestDepth(); to let Flash...

    use MovieClip.getNextHighestDepth(); to let Flash find the next available depth at runtime.

    For example:


    _root.createEmptyMovieClip("wallpiece"+instance, this.getNextHighestDepth());
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    LOL. that is way to funny. I wish there was a way...

    LOL. that is way to funny. I wish there was a way to capture their reactions when they see something like that.

    Love that mogrify and backward text method. That redirection method especially i...
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    Nesting buttons or movieclips that act as buttons...

    Nesting buttons or movieclips that act as buttons inside other movieclips that have button event handlers can cause a lot of issues, as you've witnessed. But sometimes you just need to do it.

    Read...
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    Yeah, I follow you. Change the color of the...

    Yeah, I follow you. Change the color of the currently rolled over button to orange, and show article clips, then only change colors when a new category button is rolled over.

    Thats the same logic...
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    Ok I now see what you mean. My calculation for...

    Ok I now see what you mean. My calculation for the positioning of the article name clips (mcArticles) rows was based on a fixed and constant value to space them apart.

    Since your new xml document...
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