2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 1, 2010 1:08 PM by PBodytko

    Importing xml driven swf file -- is it asking for too much?

    PBodytko Level 1

      I want to import an ActionScript3 / xml driven swf file into Catalist, but it only imports the swf file.


      I have placed all the external images and the xml file that calls them into the same folder as the swf and the catalist files, but the playback still does not work. It shows error messages when trying to run. Copying the files to Assets/ Media  or Images folders also makes no difference...There is no way in Catalyst to reconnect the xml to the swf either...


      Why can't Flash and Catalyst be more friendly? Will there be a better connectivity in the final version?

        • 1. Re: Importing xml driven swf file -- is it asking for too much?
          Bear Travis Adobe Employee

          Hello there,


          There are several reasons why this wouldn't work, especially during preview. I'd like to ask you a couple questions and have you try a couple things.


          1. What file path are you saving your project to, and what location did you copy the XML and image files to?

          2. Did you try publishing your project, and copying your additional files to the published locations?

          3. Did you try the same steps as above, only using the deploy-to-web version posted on your server? You would load the application by going to your web browser and typing something like: http://yourserverhere.com/.../deploy-to-web/Main.html.


          Let me know if any of those work. Because Catalyst cleans the space where preview files are kept, it would be difficult to have your scenario work during preview. However, you could probably get it to work in a published version.

          • 2. Re: Importing xml driven swf file -- is it asking for too much?
            PBodytko Level 1

            After looking through the older posts it seems that this is a well known bug... One of the tips was to copy and paste the mising XML or AS files to the same folder that One where the imported SWF file is located -- this tip was form one of the Adobe employees, who quickly realized that he was using a later build then Beta2... I only hope this is true and the release version (or any additional betas that might be released) will address this isse.


            The first time I tried to import an XML drives SWF to Catalyst it worekd -- but this was only because the original swf file was pulling the XML and related data from the web... (Which rings all kinds of security alarms, and my anti-virus software disabled downloads from external sources)... But at least this indicates that it can work in Catalyst.


            I hope Adobe is going to release another beta and we can start discovering new bugs / issues rather then rediscovering bugs that have already been fixed.