Dynamic Slide Show

Hello friends,

I am currently designing a small flash app that displays all the images in a folder, all the images have the same dimentions. My problem is that I don't know how many images are in the folder and those are changing constantly. Searching the EE database I found a component that did the job but I want to do it by myself since it would be more flexible.

Note: If your solution is based on XML, please be so kind to explain what I need to know about it in order to understand what you're suggesting. I'm open to create a new question (follow up) with 500 points if the explanation of XML is extensive, just let me know and I'd be more than happy b/c I feel that is the perfect excuse to start learning about it :-)

Thanks in advance,

Cërf.
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Kiran Paul VJComputer EngineerCommented:
hi...

chk this link , dynamic slide show using xml

http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/applications/jpeg_slideshow_xml/jpeg_slideshow_xml07.html

and if u are using Flash MX(dont know whether it is in MX 2004) goto Help->Samples
in the samples page click "Feature highlight: Load images"  in this sample images are loaded dynamically from a Folder.

hope these helps

kiranvj
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muso120999Commented:
You can do it with a server-side scripting language like ASP or PHP - are you able tu use either of those?  It doesn't need to use XML, as it's quite simple to do it without.
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CerfAuthor Commented:
Well, sorry I didn't mention it was for a CD, so server-side languages won't do :(
Thanks anyway!
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FLAASHERCommented:
and also you must put the data in the XML file.but u say "My problem is that I don't know how many images are in the folder and those are changing constantly " !!!!
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CerfAuthor Commented:
Did that sound too bad?
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FLAASHERCommented:
i mean u dont know the number of images !!!!!
how can u will put the data in XML . u dont know the data :)
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muso120999Commented:
>  Well, sorry I didn't mention it was for a CD

In that case, then surely the images are constant for that distribution?   If the images change dynamically then you can only use a server-side language, or maybe something like a launcher for the app which creates a file before you start (if you want it to autorun this might be an okay way to do it).  And I would still argue that although XML may look nice and is more portable, it isn't at all essential for the task - it makes it unnesessarily complicated to create the file list.
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CerfAuthor Commented:
Dear Friends,
Flaasher:
"i mean u dont know the number of images !!!!!
how can u will put the data in XML . u dont know the data :)"
That's why I'm asking this Q. ;-) LOL

Muso:
"surely the images are constant for that distribution"
Yes, so I guess the launcher could be a workaround. But still, don't know how to implement the XML file. Generating an XML file would not be a problem after I know how. But now my problem is that I need to start off and I'm stuck at the very beggining.

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So, I'm still open to try new Ideas (for me), the only thing I ask for is that they are efficient.

Thank you all.

Cërf.
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CerfAuthor Commented:
I'm still offering additional 500p for the XML explanation, since it is not polite to ask two Questions in one. And XML seems to me very difficult. Maybe it's not, but I don't know it.
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CerfAuthor Commented:
Can anyone tell me at least how to start?
Please
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FLAASHERCommented:
dear Cerf
i can make the XML 4 u
but its so long to develop it
tell me exactly  what you want  !!!
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FLAASHERCommented:
ok
i have mx 2004
and i cant c u sample
plz give me a url to any other sample
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Kiran Paul VJComputer EngineerCommented:
hi..

did u chk the url in my last post, its a good one

kiranvj
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FLAASHERCommented:
ys
but i cant find a final SWF
plz give me a final swf not a tutorial
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CerfAuthor Commented:
kiranvj,
I started to read something about XML at macromedia.

I will be back soon...

Cërf.
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Kiran Paul VJComputer EngineerCommented:

ok no probs.. in macromedia there are lot of things about XML

kiranvj
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CerfAuthor Commented:
Hey friends,
I found something to read about XML but is quite long. I need to get going with the work I'm doing, so any ideas XML based or not are welcome.

Thanks a lot

Cërf
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FLAASHERCommented:
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh cerf :)
give me the idea u want to do and i  will do it 4 u
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CerfAuthor Commented:
Thank you all,
For the help.

Cërf.
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