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automatically reload content of list box every 10 seconds?

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I've setup a flash app which connects to a Coldfusion component. The component returns a list of telephone numbers and populates a list box in my flash App. Does anyone know how I get flash to automatically refresh the list box every 10 seconds thus checking the database for any new telephone numbers???

Any help would be very much apreciated.

Kind Regards,

Tim
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by:negatyve
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Ask if you need help:

#include "NetServices.as"

NetServices.setDefaultGatewayUrl("http://localhost/flashservices/gateway");

remote_conn = NetServices.createGatewayConnection();

updateListboxService = remote_conn.getService("your_application.your_component");

customUpdateListboxResponder = {path:this};
customUpdateListboxResponder.onResult = function(result)
{
      // update your listbox with result
      this.callID = setInterval(this, "updatePhonesList", 10000);
};
customUpdateListboxResponder.updatePhonesList = function()
{
      clearInterval(this.callID);
      this.path.updateListboxService(this, parameters);
};
customUpdateListboxResponder.updatePhonesList();
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by:negatyve
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If you are not using flash remoting:

data_var = new LoadVars();
data_var.path = this;
data_var.onLoad = function(success)
{
      if(success){
            // update listbox
            this.callID = setInterval(this, "updatePhonesList", 10000);
      } else {
            trace("SERVER ERROR");
      }
};
data_var.updatePhonesList = function()
{
      clearInterval(this.callID);
      this.load(component_url + "?q=" + new Date().getTime());
};
data_var.updatePhonesList();
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by:Tim_mj22
ID: 9621149
Sorry, I looked at your code and don't understand :-| this is what code I have below, Is it possible to integrate your code into it?

====Sample Code===
// Include the Required NetService class files
#include "NetDebug.as"
#include "NetServices.as"
#include "DataGlue.as"
// connect to the Flash Remoting service provider
if (isGatewayOpen == null) {
      // do this code only once  
      isGatewayOpen = true;  
      // Make the Gateway connection
      NetServices.setDefaultGatewayUrl("http://10.1.9.4/flashservices/gateway");
      gatewayConnnection = NetServices.createGatewayConnection();
      Dynamo = gatewayConnnection.getService("cam_manager.system.dynamo", this);
      trace("Connected");
      // CALL Web service: Do initial Data load for List Box
      Dynamo.test1();  
      trace("sent request");
      }
      
// :::: DEFAULT RESPONDERS ::::
function test1_Result(result) {
      trace("server responded: Records: " + result.getLength());
      trace("setting the Drop Down");
//Add my results to the list box
      cb_parkType.setDataProvider(result);
      }
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//====Sample Code===

// Include the Required NetService class files
#include "NetDebug.as"
#include "NetServices.as"
#include "DataGlue.as"

// connect to the Flash Remoting service provider
if (isGatewayOpen == null) {
      // do this code only once  
      isGatewayOpen = true;
      // Make the Gateway connection
      NetServices.setDefaultGatewayUrl("http://10.1.9.4/flashservices/gateway");
      
      gatewayConnnection = NetServices.createGatewayConnection();
      
      Dynamo = gatewayConnnection.getService("cam_manager.system.dynamo", this);
      
      trace("Connected");
      // CALL Web service: Do initial Data load for List Box
      updatePhoneList();
      trace("sent request");
}
// :::: DEFAULT RESPONDERS ::::
function test1_Result(result)
{
      trace("server responded: Records: " + result.getLength());
      trace("setting the Drop Down");
      //Add my results to the list box
      cb_parkType.setDataProvider(result);
      this.callID = setInterval(this, "updatePhoneList", 10000);
}
// :::: UPDATE PHONE LIST
updatePhoneList = function()
{
            clearInterval(this.callID);
            Dynamo.test1();
};
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by:Tim_mj22
ID: 9621158
that works great :-) Thanks very much negatyve
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by:negatyve
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nothin at all :)
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