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Tutorials | Flash Navigation with Actionscript and XML

By | 2008-06-26T00:49:24+00:00 Jun 26, 2008|Old Posts|

In a Flash Website, if you just need two or three “alone” buttons for your site navigation you  can simple design them and place it in the stage. Or, to be more elegant, you can make an array in as3 and place them in the stage too. However, if you are creating a dynamic Flash site you will need to create a dynamic navigation to it. One of the chance to achieve this goal is by using a XML file. The following tutorials shows you how to do it.

This tutorial covers how to create a dynamic Flash XML navigation menu using Actionscript 3.0 and XML. Each button has a roll over and roll out animation. Control the click throughs, button titles and the total number of buttons with the external XML file. Once the Flash file is created you can update the menu just by editing the XML file.

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This tutorial demonstrate how to build a simple menu, using AS3 and XML class showing the benefits of using XML in your applications.

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James Gonzalez shows you how to combine several of the simple ActionScript 2.0 techniques to create a semi-transparent, animated pull-down menu.

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6 Comments

  1. MikeTheVike June 26, 2008 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the post! We need more examples like this out there. The first tutorial you have listed uses Actionscript 2 and not Actionscript 3 btw…

  2. Justin December 9, 2008 at 4:17 pm - Reply

    Why does your tutorial say 3.0 when its clearly 2.0. waste of my time

  3. Michele March 12, 2009 at 10:46 am - Reply

    this is AS2 not AS3

  4. james g July 1, 2009 at 5:57 am - Reply

    this was a good tutorial i haven’t seen b4, its cool man~ thank you

  5. Bertha August 31, 2009 at 3:45 am - Reply

    I thought I wasnt going to like this blog but more I read the more I liked it.

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