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I am having trouble passing variable in between two swf files. It loads up fine at first but when I refresh browser, it returns 'undefined'.

main.swf loads data from an XML and store in a variable. I need to pass this variable to sub.swf and display.

here is AS2 codes I currently have
------- main.swf -------------------------------
loadMovieNum("sub.swf", 5);

var proinfo_xml:XML = new XML();
proinfo_xml.ignoreWhite = true;
proinfo_xml.onLoad = function(success:Boolean) {
      if (success) {
            _global.firstname = proinfo_xml.firstChild.firstChild.attributes.firstname;  
            test_txt.text = _global.firstname; // this shows fine on test_txt dynamic text field.
            }
};
proinfo_xml.load("phpxml.php?id="+id);
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and...
----- sub.swf -------------------------------
firstname_txt.text = _global.firstname; // this shows up fine the first time but returns 'undefined' when I refresh the browser.
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I have dynamic text field named 'firstname_txt'.
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Question by:eccen
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crooksy88 earned 2000 total points
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Can you spread these steps out a little on your timeline? I think the reason for your problems might be that on refresh the _global.firstname doesn't have enough time to be populated before you try to add it to firstname_txt.text.

So as a test, place the xml code on frame 1, then place the loadMovie code on frame 10 with a stop(); command. See if that makes any difference.

Let me know how you get on.
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by:Dushan De Silva
ID: 24858967
also you can use sharedobjects to keep the variables
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by:eccen
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I tried giving it 10 or 20 frames in between but it didn't help. I tried different browsers and it seems to work fine on IE7 all the time. but FF3.x always returns 'undefined'.

I am unfamiliar with SharedObjects but will look into and see how that goes.
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by:eccen
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Actually crooksy88 was right. I tweaked AS a bit and it works well now. Thanks!
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