I am new to Flex. I know a little bit about AS 3, but am
making the transition from a fairly competent AS 2 scripter. I'm
trying to figure out the
Flare data visualization
libraries for use on a project. I'm not exactly sure what makes a
program executable or not. Here is my code, but Flex Builder 3 says
it cannot run the script. I'm just trying to get a trace(); of some
xml data. Thank you very much. I am grateful for any
help/resources. Here is my code:
First, you need to be more specific. "Flex Builder 3 says it
cannot run the script." Exactly what is the error message, where is
it displayed, and when is it displayed?
You posted a component that subclasses sprite. How are you
using that component in your app? What line produces the error?
"...what makes a program executable ..." No Flex/flash
programs are executable. They all must run under an interpreter,
like the Flash Player or the AIR runtime. What are you really
Also, there are a few minor problems with your class:
* Loader is ok, but HTTPService is better for what you are
doing. Be sure to set resultFormat="e4x" on the HTTPService.
* You should avoid doing so much work outside of a function.
Put it in the constructor, or in some lifecycle handler.
* don't use the "new" keyword with XML. XML() is not a
constructor, though it looks like one. It is really a top-level AS
* always use toXMLString() to view XML. the default
toString(), which is what trace uses, does not handle single XML
nodes as you would expect. (trace(xmlData.toXMLString()))