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Munkee82
Obsessive-Compulsive (I) Inmate

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Insane since: Sep 2002

IP logged posted posted 09-20-2002 23:10 Edit Quote

is there a way to have flash pull it's dynamic text from a .txt file? I have a program I wrote that pulls info from a database every 5 minutes or so. And I have a "stock tiker" style flash animation to display information on a big screen. but i have to update it manually whenever anything changes. Is ther a way to have it pull the info from the txt file so it updates itself? and i can jsut have the window refresh itself every 5 minutes or so. THnx



Steve
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Boston, MA, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

IP logged posted posted 09-21-2002 03:01 Edit Quote

The basics of getting dynamic text from an external text file are spelled out in this tutorial (written for Flash 5, but still applicable in MX if you acount for the interface changes).

That's the easy part. Getting the Flash movie to refresh every 5 minutes might turn out to be the hard part though. That's kind of an eternity for an average Flash movie. Might have to use the getTimer function or something?



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