ActionScript 2.0 :: XML For Gallery From Tutorial 'photo Gallery Using XML And Flash'?
Jan 15, 2010
i am trying to put some things together following the tutorials on this site. I did the tutorial 'Photo Gallery Using XML and Flash'and I followed it step by step and uploaded it with all the necessary files onto my remote server (xml file, Gallery folder, fla, swf, and html) - however, when I test the movie with flash, it seems to work fine (except the description test, my question to that later), but when I test it online it shows only the first image (but displays the correct number of images in the gallery); even when clicking the next button, it keeps loading the first image the first image. In other galleries (I use the structure for multiple galleries for my portfolio) the first image never loads at all.
Also, about the description text, in between the <caption> and </caption>, can I use <strong> and <em> and <br /> to change the appearance of my text? All it says is 'null'.If you want to look at what I mean check out my portfolio in the making. The problem with the first image displaying only is under 'paintings' and both the projects in 'design - packaging'. The second problem (no picture loading at all) is on some of the buttons in 'design - identity' (where I have not changed the description text of the tutorial yet).
What I want to do is to make a gallery based on the tutorial gallery here (thumbs), but I want the user to be able to choose different galleries from within the movie. I figured that I could make a loop to cycle through the galleries, then nest another loop inside it to cycle through the pics, captions and thumbs. While I wrote, I constantly tested the output with trace commands, but when I tried nesting the loop I lost all output.. I'm pretty new to both Flash and Actionscript, so if theres an obvious solution I havent been able to see it.. This is my temp XML file:
original: I really just need to figure out how to center the pictures. here is what I did I have modified the tutorial that I finished to have a bigger stage for bigger pictures. Everything is working properly but the pictures are displayed on the left side, I want to have them centered in the stage for the images, after clicking on the thumbnails, plus my images are different sizes as well. ranging from 200x410 to 744x410 but all are the same height of 410. i will post up what I am talking about at the end. I believe it is something within either the action script or the xml coding that allows the position of the image to be differently? please help here is what i am talking about[URL] Continued: Here is my coding in action script:
Based on the Photo Gallery using XML and Flash tutorial found here:I�m having trouble with loading thumbnail images of various sizes which overlap if they are smaller than the previous image.The specific line that causes this is target_mc._x = hit_left._x+(target_mc._width+5)*k;I�ve tried all sorts of things with the closest being the following which put the images in the right size, but with the omission of �k� their order is backwardstarget_mc._x = (thumbnail_mc._width+5);Here is the full function block as per the tutorial
i want each image that opens up from the scrolling thumbnails below to have another set buttons relating to the main image. for instance:
numbers = buttons linked to another set of external images that are related to the big image. the problem is i don't know what controls the thumbnail/main image when i click on the scroller (i'm kinda lost in the code). so right now i have only one set of numbers regardless of which big image opens up.
I remember seeing a few tutorials here and there for using php to generate an XML file of all the pics in a directory. I tried looking for one but can't seem to find any. Does anyone have any links to one?
I was working with the XML Photo Gallery Thumbnail Tutorial on this site: [URL] And I modified it for my own usage, making it a vertical gallery instead, and had no problems until I came upon the thumbnail images. When I replaced the original thumbs with my new thumbs (that I sized based on width, as it is a vertical gallery) it got all screwed up. The images are of all different shapes. So when it loads up, some of them had huge gaps in between them, and others were even overlapping. So I fixed it by making the heights of all the images the same, resulting in a working thumb gallery, but now half my thumbs are cropped off by the mask. I'm looking for a way to fix it where I still have the same spacing between the images, and that they are all the same width, but can vary in their height. Here's the section of the code I am using:
I saw the tutorial here on how to make a Flash XML photo gallery with a scrolling thumbnail bar. Awesome!
The thing is, the example he DIDN'T choose to illustrate is the one I want make - exactly.[URl]..Is there somewhere else I can find this? The problem is that I have say, 16 photos and I want 4 displaying on the stage at one time. I want a forward / back button available to switch through the remaining 12 images, when the user clicks the buttons (as opposed to a scroller, which I find difficult to control and therefore less useable).
The problem comes when loading the four images from my XML file. I am able to load the first four, but how do I indicate in AS that the next four images are to be loaded, until there are no more images left? What if I add 5 more, I want to be able to have that AS load them. I was using a mod function in my script, but I keep getting the wrong remainder. I'll have to post the code later.
I modified a version of the xml photo gallery tutorial featured on this website, and am using that. But when my images pop up the quality is horrible. I've gone through and checked everything I know to look at. Then I decided to build my flash site twice as big, and use pictures that were twice as big to get some quality. This didn't work either..
i am trying to add extra images to the photo gallery attached. I would have thought it is easy and it seems so. I add an extra image to the gallery. I publish it. The html file shows the extra image in the gallery but the swf doesnt. driving me crazy, cant work it out?
I have a flash site that I'm working with that has an xml photo gallery as one of it's menu items. the photo gallery has three pages, all three containing thumbnail images that once clicked, load the larger image. The larger image dissolves in covering the page with the image. Once you click the larger image it dissolves out returning you to the gallery.
What I want to to do is to change the first page of this gallery to a video gallery, or player, leaving the other two galleries as image galleries. I tried simply replacing the images listed in the xml document to flv files and the flv file does not load. I simply want to know what it is I need to do in order to change this one page so that I can embed videos on it.
I've attached the Action script that loads the xml gallery in .txt format
I've just completed the "photo gallery using XML and Flash" tutorial, but i've managed to get stuck uploading my own images. The tutorial shows you how to place images from the internet into the gallery, but doesnt tell you source images from your own hard drive.
I'm building a portfolio website, and I want one of the pages to be a gallery featuring my work.I want to have small image thumbnails on the side, when I click on a thumbnail an image loads through xml (externally) then I want that image to have a prev. and next buttons these buttons load images that are also external.basically each thumbnail loads a diff. image and that image has next and prev. buttons loading other images.I want the images to have a preloader and I also want the images to fade in and out.I've been searching the web for a tutorial or example to help me out, but I didn't have much success.
I am using Flash Professional 8. I made a Flash photo gallery driven by XML using the tutorial ash_photogallery.htm". When I publish it by pressing ctrl+enter or publish on web by pressing F12, everything is fine. I can see photographs, descriptions, and fully working buttons. But when I put my .swf clip to the website I am developing, nothing comes on it.I am still testing these on my PC and yet to upload them on web.
I used this (Photo Gallery Using XML and Flash) that is in the tutorial, it's all write but how can i do the same but putting the images in a folder.Because now they have to be in the same location than the .fla, .swf, .xml.
its for a photo gallery that I downlowded,the images fades in and out, but only start that when you click a button(timer).I'm trying to founf out where in the script I can change this, so that the photo's start automatically,rather than, on a button click.I have pasted the script below, is that ok, or would people rather a zip file of the files?
// (c) Copyright by Andrew DiFiore. All rights reserved. DO NOT REMOVE. fscommand("allowscale", "false"); Stage.scaleMode = "noScale";[code]......
I am currently building a website entirely in Flash, and I am fearing that it is becoming too large because I am having it all load on startup. Is there a way for me to have the file load to say, frame 10, and stop loading, then when a button is clicked to bring you to a new frame that has not been loaded, load the necessary frames? (I would also like to have a preloader for each time a button is clicked that takes you to frames that haven't been loaded yet.)
A specific example would be a photo gallery I want to incorporate into the site. When the user presses a button to view the photo gallery, I want a frame with a gallery of thumbnails to load that has not been previously loaded, and then when each thumbnail is clicked, the frame with the large picture in it should be loaded.
I am having problems formatting the XML Flash photo gallery. I can't seem to get the photos to center on the page. Some of my photos are vertical and others horizontal, and they are all pushed to the left. I don't want to make all the photos the same width. Is there any way to use css to style the xml? Or is there some other way to do it? Url...Also, if anyone notices any other problems with the gallery,please let me know. This is only the second thing I've done in Flash, and I may have made some mistakes when I changed things.
I've created a photo gallery using this method, but each time I try and load it into a movie clip, the thumbnail scroller fails to work. The thumbnails load, but the mouse does not seem to register over the hot spots.
I'm trying to use the flash gallery with thumbnails that was in one of the tutorials on this site. See here:
http:[url]....I wanted to make the flash player bigger, so I changed the doc size and then scaled the area mask that shows the image. I don't see why this would scale the image; it should just make the viewing window larger.But when I make an image the size I want it in photoshop, it is displaying the image far larger (blurry and cut off) than it is supposed to.Does it have to do with the action scripting, or the graphics in the document?
I am using Flash Professional 8. I made a Flash photo gallery driven by XML using the tutorial "[URL]". When I publish it by pressing ctrl+enter or publish on web by pressing F12, everything is fine. I can see photographs, descriptions, and fully working buttons. But when I put my .swf clip to the website I am developing, nothing comes on it.
I've done tutorial on [URL].. and it's really great. But I have one question. The size (height and width) of pictures given in example are the same. What to do if each of my image has different size, and I want them be displayed in 'center', instead of being aligned to the left.
I am not familiar with as2, but I do understand the syntax and all function, so maybe somebody would have some idea how to do this?
1_Add a new button (or maybe use the emptymovieclip with a listenerObject) on release get url _blank to download a high resolution pdf of that file.2_Add a new dynamic multiline text field on stage (list.txt) to create a list of all files include in this gallery (name + date)Here's a part of my xml file:
im a danish boy there found the really nice tutorial on your site "Photo Gallery Using XML and Flash by kirup" [URL] But i have some problems.... When i want to use my own picture it will only load the first picture, its like the buttons dont want to "get" the next picture!