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using XML data from the loaderMax file.

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Hello, I would like to start out by saying that I'm a flash designer and not a developer so the questions I have may seem simple. This is the basics of what I'm trying to do.

I have a preloader file that I am using loaderMax on, I have fla file that contains all my assests for the site and I have a .as file that I am using to control all of those assets. I have my preloader file loading in the swf file as well as the xml file. This all is working great, as the wf file shows up and works, and I am able to trace the xml file, so I know that works too. What I can't figure out is how to populate my textFields in my .as file with the xml data i loaded from the prelaoder.


Here is my preloader code:


import com.greensock.*;
import com.greensock.loading.*;
import com.greensock.events.LoaderEvent;
import com.greensock.loading.display.*;

//create a LoaderMax named "mainQueue" and set up onProgress, onComplete and onError listeners
var queue:LoaderMax = new LoaderMax({name:"mainQueue", onProgress:progressHandler, onComplete:completeHandler, onError:errorHandler});

//append several loaders
queue.append( new XMLLoader("xml/testMenus.xml", {name:"myXML", estimatedBytes:1200}) );
queue.append( new SWFLoader("test.swf", {name:"contentClip", estimatedBytes:270000, container:this, visible:true}) );
//start loading
function progressHandler(event:LoaderEvent):void {
   trace("progress: " + event.target.progress);
function completeHandler(event:LoaderEvent):void {
   trace(event.target + " is complete!");
var data_xml:XML = LoaderMax.getContent("myXML");
function errorHandler(event:LoaderEvent):void {
   trace("error occured with " + event.target + ": " + event.text);


My as code that doesn't work because it can't fine the data_xml var used in the preloader.


brunchMenu.Menu_mc.content_mc.menuTxt.htmlText = String(data_xml.Brunch).replace("\n", "");


Thank you in advance for looking at this.

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Oh, if you're trying to access your data_xml variable OUTSIDE the completeHandler() function, then don't declare it as a local variable inside that function. Local variables are deleted as soon as the parent function finishes running.


Just declare it outside, like:


var data_xml:XML;
function completeHandler(event:LoaderEvent):void {
   trace(event.target + " is complete!");
   data_xml = LoaderMax.getContent("myXML");

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Thanks but that still didn't fix the problem, I can declare the var out side of the function but now do I get the .as file to see that var in my preloader file?

So i load the xml and the swf file into the preloader file, and that swf file has an external .as file where i keep all my code, so I just need to know how to link that .as file to my preloader file so they can share vars.

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Why not just load the XML into the SWF directly?


Anyway, you could do something like this in the child swf: myVariable = MovieClip(this.parent.parent).data_xml;


Or have a setXML() method that accepts an XML parameter in the child, and then call it from the parent like myLoader.rawContent.setXML(data_xml);


(I think the latter would be better frankly).

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