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populating smart menu clip with processed xml data

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Hi

I have a flash movie with a smart menu clip. At a point, I get xml information from server, then call a function by using "someXML.onLoad = functionName;". In the function, I did a lot of things and call "tell target" to output the processed data in the display area. It worked well on this.

My question is, I also want to extract some data from that piece of xml and use it to populate a smart menu clip. I've tried to save the data in a variable "options" and use also "tellTarget(_root.clipname){ this.items = options.split(",");}" but it did nothing for me. For smart clip, I know it can be populated by loadVariables to load external source, however, my source has been processed internally.

Is there anybody who can help?
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Question by:francesluk
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by:Zeffer
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Try changing the 'tellTarget to 'with'
telltarget is only targeting the path to (_root.clipname)
'with' will target the movie as an object.

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by:rootdir
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I need to see your fla file upload somewhere
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by:rootdir
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Use XML.addListner you will get what you are looking for

see this example XML:FLEM i_a from bellow url

http://flashexperiments.insh-allah.net/AS-downloads.html

Cheers
RootDir
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stef4s earned 400 total points
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Yeah zeffer has a good point. telltarget is old Flash 4 syntax.
Instead of using telltarget(_root.mc){
gotoAndPlay(2)
}

use _root.mc.gotoAndPlay(2)
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by:francesluk
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Excellent answer! Thanks!
I've tried to use "with" but it didn't help.
_root.movieClip.XX can work fine.
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