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    xml and getURL problem

    Hi Everybody,

    Here's is my problem...I'm building a horizontal sliding menu on the fly from an XML doc featuring thumbnails and text. I've got 10 childnodes in my XML doc that are supposed to load as 10 movieclips featuring 10 separate and different thumbnails...which they do...the problem arises when I try to apply links to the movieclips from url's also defined in the XML doc. I can trace the urls no problem and the following code gives me a list of my 10 urls:

    Code:
    var link_to:Array = [featuresXML.childNodes[i].childNodes[4].firstChild];
    trace(link_to);

    When I try to apply them to the movieclips though:

    Code:
    postersMC.itemsMC[name].mc_buttonPicture.onRelease = function() {
    				trace(link_to);
    I get only the last link from the list of 10...and it is applied to all the movieclips...so no matter which one I click on, I get the same link.

    I think it has something to do with the array and that I'm not calling it properly in my onRelease function...I dunno...any suggestions would be much appreciated. Let me know if you need more of the code. I'd be happy to post it all...this is the last thing I need to finish this project and it's really got me in a bind.

    Thanks in advance.
    “Life is not a movie. Good guys lose, everybody lies, and love... does not conquer all.”
    - Buddy Ackerman

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    dubba you tee eff steven_h_2000's Avatar
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    i think i understand your problem.... all of your onRelease()'s are tracing just that value of link_to. Try this:

    Code:
    postersMC.itemsMC[name].mc_buttonPicture.myLink = link_to;
    postersMC.itemsMC[name].mc_buttonPicture.onRelease = function() {
    				trace(this.myLink);
    you may need to stick it into a loop or something, but i hope you get the idea

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    yep be helpful if you show us more code and your xml fiel structure as well... you must be defining the link_to within a for loop thats why this is happening..anyway post up more so we can have a look
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    what I would do is this: create a function declaring a button ID... you can then reference the current URL as a global variable "_global.LinkVariable"

    // BEGIN AS
    var xmlPath = ("xml_.xml");
    var btnID:Number = 0;
    var LinkVar = ("");

    btn_1.onRollOver = function (){
    set("btnID",1)
    RollOver();
    }

    function RollOver (){
    trace("Button ID = " + btnID);
    StoreCurrentVars();
    }

    function StoreCurrentVars(){
    set ("LinkVar", links[btnID]);
    trace (LinkVar);
    _global.LinkVariable = LinkVar;
    }

    function loadXML(loaded) {
    if (loaded) {
    xmlNode = this.firstChild;
    links = [];
    total = xmlNode.childNodes.length;
    for (i=0; i<total; i++) {
    links[i] = xmlNode.childNodes[i].childNodes[0].firstChild.nodeValue;
    }
    } else {
    content = "file not loaded!";
    }
    }
    xmlData = new XML();
    xmlData.ignoreWhite = true;
    xmlData.onLoad = loadXML;
    xmlData.load(this.xmlPath);
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    Thanks Steven! your suggestion totally worked. That one line of code was all I needed.
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