We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Text Loading & Movie

skibama1 asked
Last Modified: 2010-04-03
I know this one has been asked a buzillion times but all the post and references are confusing me.  I'm using MX 2004.

What I want to do is have a movie that contains a combo box (instance = pick_student).  Once an item is selected on the combo box, another movie (some swf) pops up in a container(initial_movie). I also want a selected text file (some text file) to load into a dynamic text container (instance = in_poem_text).

I'm not having any problems on the video but the text is driving me nuts.  Here's what I have on the combo box and I get no change in the in_poem_text instance but it throws no error and any traces don't produce the new text.  The in_poem_text instance is set to "dynamic text" with no variable name.  The txt file is formatted without any declarations or delimiters.

on (change) {
      hit_value = _root.pick_student.getValue();
      if (hit_value == "student1"){
            loadMovie("poem_student1.swf", _root.initial_movie)
            get_external_text = new LoadVars();
            get_external_text.onLoad = function(success) {
            in_poem_text.text = get_external_text
      else if (hit_value == "student2"){
            loadMovie("poem_student2.swf", _root.initial_movie)
      else {

Watch Question
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 1 Answer and 5 Comments.
See Answer
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE