Try a simple movie and verify for yourself that it all works.
Yes normally do that. I am in the paper/planning stage. I am trying to assign functions to Dir and Flash.
It is simple (first) and elegant I am trying to design towards
I am testing some of the feature with AS2 SWF right now. On rmore issue to debug, and I will need to make a descision on my souce for XML.
I really want to use AS3 in the long run. Although AS2 is better for my newbie programmers (they really only change text strings and add instance names).
AS3 stuff will be singletons that they never get to modify - play movies, run EXE's, open PDF's, goto URL's, tooltips, read XML (for them to supply unique info to external items), etc..
Greensock has some exelent AS3 addons that make it easy to do all of these thing and other XML related (in my design) features and minimize memory use and leaks.