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AS3 How to add eventListener to a Listbox Item?

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Ok, I am trying to create a video player, with a listbox.
The videos will be loaded from an XML file into the ListBox, my listbox is called: "myList"

For now I am able to read the XML file and load the data into the listbox, that is already working fine, as you can see in the code below I am programatically adding Items to my listbox, what I need to do is to also add an onRelease event to each new Item, or maybe is onClick event, I don't know.  And that is exactly where I need your expertise.

I thank in advance to all of you guys who help me.


varloader:URLLoader = new URLLoader();
loader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, onLoaded);
loader.load(new URLRequest("xml/videos.xml"));
 
function onLoaded(e:Event):void
{
	var mainData:XML = new XML(e.target.data);
	if ( mainData )
	{
		for each (var element:XML in mainData.children()) 
		{
			myList.addItem( { label:element.@desc.toString(), data:element.@url.toString(), event } )
		}
	}
}

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Hi!
You need to add a "change" event for listening for clicks on the list component:
myList.addEventListener(Event.CHANGE, clickFunction);
Now you can decide what to do when clicked:
function clickFunction(e:Event):void {
//let's play the selected video:
trace("you have selected: "+myList.selectedItem.data)
      yourFLVPlayerInstance.play(myList.selectedItem.data);
}

That's it!
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by:fsilva79
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I have no other words than Thank you!!!!!!
I need an expert in AS3, urgently, how can I get in touch with you? small project probably will be just 10 or 20 lines of code.
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You can send a message to emre -at- cancoskun .com  . I'm going to be available on saturday.
See you!
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