3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 15, 2009 8:52 AM by Ned Murphy

    XML Gallery Description Text

    generalbatzorig Level 1

      Hello Dear,

      I am trying to find a help on my project. I am building a scrolling thumbnails gallery in Flash. I recently learned about the fast loading advantage of XML driven gallery. I was finally able to make a scrolling gallery, but spent almost a week trying to figure out how to add the descriptions for each image. There are plenty of slideshow galleries that are already set and on sale. But I don't like the look and function of most of them.

      Here you can see the simple example of what I am trying to do:




      I need to learn how to add description for each images that are loaded by XML. I tried to do it myself reading many different tutorials and trying to mix different parts from different files. Just couldn't make it work. Spending a whole week on this problem. Please help?

        • 1. Re: XML Gallery Description Text
          Ned Murphy Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          The title for each image should accompany each image in the xml file. Your xml file image entries could be of the form...







          When you parse the xml file you can create an array of objects, where each object contains the image file name and the title.


          imageArray[i] = { file: filename, title: title };

          • 2. Re: XML Gallery Description Text
            generalbatzorig Level 1

            Thank you very much for answering to my post again. You helped me out numerous times.

            You advise was informative. However, I am still not able to make it work because this action script and xml is just an unpredictable universe to me. If I send you the file by attachment (or the action script) can you help me out in little more detail?

            I can put the image title in XML as you suggested. But on Flash part I am totally lost. I suppose there must be a new box for the title part, and I don't know how I put the text in there and how to make the adjustments etc.

            • 3. Re: XML Gallery Description Text
              Ned Murphy Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Here is a link to a 20 minute tutorial that may help you figure out how to deal with the xml at the Flash end.  It is what I used to introduce myself to using XML with Flash.  I rcommend you take the time to follow it and even try it one your own with what you learn... then figure out how to apply it to your design.