Flash and XML

Macromedia Flash is a great tool for presenting content. XML is a great format for storing content. Unfortunately, getting the two to play together nicely can be trickier than expected. I’ve spent countless hours over the last month reading up on XML and Flash integration, including trying no less than eight different methods of importing XML data to a Flash movie. It’s been kind of tough sorting through all these different methods and somewhat flimsy documentation.

But I’m here to tell you the good news: I stumbled upon a wonderful and extremely in-depth tutorial that explains many of the mysteries and gives very useful how-to tidbits, including many sample files.

http://www.kirupa.com/web/xml/index.htm

For what it’s worth, this site (kirupa.com) is a great resource for other Flash topics, too.

FYI I will be posting a plethora of excellent Flash-related tutorials soon, I have found many useful sites in the last month but just haven’t had time to post them all.

– philip