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    SWF Loader and MovieClip problems

    Hello all.
    I am using the following code to import a swf file that has a number or frames. When i hit next or previous it moves either to the next or previous frame.

    The code is as follows

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml" layout="vertical" applicationComplete="load()">
    <mx:Script>
    <![CDATA[
    private var flashMovie:MovieClip;

    private function initMovie():void{
    flashMovie = loader.content as MovieClip;
    }
    private function load():void{
    flashMovie.stop()
    }
    ]]>
    </mx:Script>
    <mx:SWFLoader id="loader" source="flash.swf" complete="initMovie()"/>
    <mx:Button label="Next" click="flashMovie.nextFrame()"/>
    <mx:Button label="Previous" click="flashMovie.prevFrame()"/>
    </mx:Application>
    This works fine, everything is as i want, apart from i want what ever SWF frame is being displayed, to be displayed on all web browsers that have the page open.

    I imagine i would be able to use an XML file, and pull the frame being displayed from that and have it check the XML file every couple of seconds ?

    Although saying that im not 100% sure on how to achieve this.

    Can anyone offer some help please?

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    Ok, So i have been working on this concerpt a little more.

    I have created a HTTPS service,

    <mx:HTTPService id="getImage" result="handleImage(event)" url="change.xml" method="POST">
    <mx:request xmlns="">
    <dataDumping>
    {dataDump}
    </dataDumping>
    </mx:request>
    </mx:HTTPService>
    This pulling data from the XML file where i plan to store the frame that needs to be displayed on of the SWF file.

    I checked that the HTTP service was working by using the function

    private function handleImage(event:ResultEvent):void
    {
    img1.source = event.result.imagelocation;
    }
    And as i expected when i change the xml file, the image changes.

    However i created a variable

    private var i:String = "test";

    And planned to have the HTTP service change the value of this value. I assumed it would be the same code as what i previously used,so used the following code

    private function handleImage(event:ResultEvent):void
    {
    var i = event.result.imagelocation;
    }
    However using this, it dosent update the value of the variable being displayed in the text box,

    <mx:Text x="817" y="10" text="Total: {i}" width="157"/>


    Can anyone see where i am going wrong ?

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    Do you have "i" set to bindable with the meta tag?
    Code:
    [Bindable]
    private var i:String = "test";
    Also, try making "i" public, and tracing the value of "i" & the return from the HTTPService inside of your function that is updating the value.


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