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    will i ever get it?
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    what's the fast way to code it

    hey all...this fla works, but not ideal. Take a look at the fla attached...i can't quite wrap my head around how to code this without going the long way. :
    slidesXML = new XML();
    slidesXML.ignoreWhite = true;
    slidesXML.load("frames.xml");
    slidesXML.onLoad = function(success) {
    if (success) {
    var testXML = slidesXML.firstChild.childNodes[2];
    trace(testXML);
    GetPicts(this);
    } else {
    trace("not loaded");
    }
    };
    function GetPicts(slidesXML) {
    var aThumbs = new Array(5);
    aThumbs[0] = thumb0;
    aThumbs[1] = thumb1;
    aThumbs[2] = thumb2;
    aThumbs[3] = thumb3;
    aThumbs[4] = thumb4;
    aThumbs[5] = thumb5;
    for (i=0; i<6; i++) {
    aThumbs[i]._alpha = 25;
    aThumbs[i].thumbLoader.createEmptyMovieClip("mcThumbNail", 0);
    aThumbs[i].onRollOver = function() {
    this._alpha = 50;
    };
    aThumbs[i].onRollOut = function() {
    this._alpha = 25;
    };
    thumb0.onRelease = function() {
    mcFrame.loadMovie(currentPict0);
    };
    thumb1.onRelease = function() {
    mcFrame.loadMovie(currentPict1);
    }
    thumb2.onRelease = function() {
    mcFrame.loadMovie(currentPict2);
    }
    thumb3.onRelease = function() {
    mcFrame.loadMovie(currentPict3);
    }
    }
    var aImages = slidesXML.firstChild.childNodes;
    for (var i = 0; i<aImages.length; i++) {
    var currentPict0 = slidesXML.firstChild.childNodes[0].attributes.picture;
    var currentPict1 = slidesXML.firstChild.childNodes[1].attributes.picture;
    var currentPict2 = slidesXML.firstChild.childNodes[2].attributes.picture;
    var currentPict3 = slidesXML.firstChild.childNodes[3].attributes.picture;
    var currentPict4 = slidesXML.firstChild.childNodes[4].attributes.picture;
    var currentPict5 = slidesXML.firstChild.childNodes[5].attributes.picture;
    var currentThumb0 = aImages[0].attributes.thumb;
    var currentThumb1 = aImages[1].attributes.thumb;
    var currentThumb2 = aImages[2].attributes.thumb;
    var currentThumb3 = aImages[3].attributes.thumb;
    var currentThumb4 = aImages[4].attributes.thumb;
    var currentThumb5 = aImages[5].attributes.thumb;
    var currentCaption0 = aImages[0].attributes.words;
    var currentCaption1 = aImages[1].attributes.words;
    var currentCaption2 = aImages[2].attributes.words;
    var currentCaption3 = aImages[3].attributes.words;
    var currentCaption4 = aImages[4].attributes.words;
    var currentCaption5 = aImages[5].attributes.words;
    }
    }

    i think i need to use for(var i=... command. Nor do i understand why the image loader on the stage will not scale the photos.

    if you need the xml and images, i can upload them.
    thanks
    Last edited by mlecho; 08-30-2007 at 11:48 AM.

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    The best way to get the attributes is to loop through the xml nodes, either with multiple for loops, or a recursive function call.

    Each time you come across a node see if it is off a particular type, and if it is the correct one add it to your array.

    My RSS reader does this. Here is a tutorial on how it works:

    http://tupps.com/flash/latestnewsv2.html

    Thanks

    Luke
    Flash-XML FAQ
    http://www.tupps.com/flash/faq/

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