Flash CS4 - xml

I need some tutorials that demonstrate how to read in and also write out XML files.

I am wanting to write a game in Flash CS4 / AS 3.  Just a simple turn-based game like chess or checkers.  But I want the ability to save the game state off to disk.

Thank you!

Tom
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jacksonpryceCommented:
flash on its on cannot write to your hard drive.
do you have any experience creating application using adobe air?

Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
>>>>do you have any experience creating application using adobe air?


None.
Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
I have CS4 but it does not seem to have Adobe AIR ...  it does have Adobe Flash CS4 though....
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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
It would be okay if I could just write to the server hosting the web page...it does not have to be on the local hard drive.
jacksonpryceCommented:
if your going to use it on a website php is a great option for editing external files. please try this link below

http://www.developphp.com/list_flash_video.php
dgofmanCommented:
knowlton,
If you are developing online Application you have three options.

1) Save 10 MB xml data on the local machine using SharedObject API

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/flash/net/SharedObject.html

2) Request user to save data on button click event (you cannot save without mouse iteration)

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/flash/net/FileReference.html

3) Save data on the server side using HTTP request

If you are developing application for desktop you can use Adobe AIR and save data using File API(s)

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Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
Can Adobe AIR apps communicate with web services?
dgofmanCommented:
Yes, you have all existing ActionScript API's + additional only AIR such as crossdomain access and local read and write.
CyanBlueCommented:
Unless it is the critical thing that you have to secure the data, using a SharedObject that dgofman has suggested should do the job.

This probably explains everything you need to know to use SharedObject for your need.
   http://gamedev.michaeljameswilliams.com/2009/03/18/avoider-game-tutorial-11/

CyanBlue
Tom KnowltonWeb developerAuthor Commented:
thx
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