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Alessandro Crugnola on January 13, 2004 in actionscript , flash


This class, that is just a translation of a simple set of function written for Flash MX, translates any kind of XML document into a readable Flash Object. This could be the core for projects XML oriented..
in fact i work often on xml based projects...

* @class it.sephiroth.XML2Object
* @author Alessandro Crugnola
* @version 1.0
* @description return an object with the content of the XML translated
* NOTE: a node name with "-" will be replaced with "_" for flash compatibility.
* for example will become FIRST_NAME
* If a node has more than 1 child with the same name, an array is created with the children contents
* The object created will have this structure:

* - obj {

* nodeName : {

* attributes : an object containing the node attributes

* data : an object containing the node contents

* }

* @usage data = new XML2Object().parseXML( anXML);

//import utils.string

class it.sephiroth.XML2Object extends XML {
private var oResult:Object = new Object ();
private var oXML:XML;
* @method get xml
* @description return the xml passed in the parseXML method
* @usage theXML = XML2Object.xml

public function get xml():XML{
return oXML
* @method public parseXML
* @description return the parsed Object
* @usage XML2Object.parseXML( theXMLtoParse );
* @param sFile XML
* @returns an Object with the contents of the passed XML

public function parseXML (sFile:XML):Object {
this.oResult = new Object ();
this.oXML = sFile;
this.oResult = this.translateXML();
return this.oResult;
* @method private translateXML
* @description core of the XML2Object class

private function translateXML (from, path, name, position) {
var xmlName:String;
var nodes, node, old_path;
if (path == undefined) {
path = this;
name = "oResult";
path = path[name];
if (from == undefined) {
from = new XML (this.xml);
from.ignoreWhite = true;
if (from.hasChildNodes ()) {
nodes = from.childNodes;
if (position != undefined) {
var old_path = path;
path = path[position];
while (nodes.length > 0) {
node = nodes.shift ();
xmlName = node.nodeName.split("-").join("_");
if (xmlName != undefined) {
var __obj__ = new Object ();
__obj__.attributes = node.attributes; = node.firstChild.nodeValue;
if (position != undefined) {
var old_path = path;
if (path[xmlName] != undefined) {
if (path[xmlName].__proto__ == Array.prototype) {
path[xmlName].push (__obj__);
name = node.nodeName;
position = path[xmlName].length - 1;
} else {
var copyObj = path[xmlName];
path[xmlName] = new Array ();
path[xmlName].push (copyObj);
path[xmlName].push (__obj__);
name = xmlName;
position = path[xmlName].length - 1;
} else {
path[xmlName] = __obj__;
name = xmlName;
position = undefined;
if (node.hasChildNodes ()) {
this.translateXML (node, path, name, position);
return this.oResult;

An Example usage with this file:

import it.sephiroth.XML2Object;
var oXML:XML = new XML ();
var sXML:String = "indice.xml";
oXML.ignoreWhite = true;
function xmlLoaded (success:Boolean) {
if (success) {
trace (success);
_root.ObjFromXML = new XML2Object ().parseXML (this);
delete this
oXML.onLoad = xmlLoaded;
oXML.load (sXML);


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Tags: flash component , xml , xmlobject 


Please find the task which i am working on - I created a flash file with name lessoncounter.fla. I am working in flashcs3 and actionscript2. I have a screen with 3 parts : 1) Application towards the left side full 2) Courses towards the right side top half 3) Lessons towards the right side bottom half. I have a list of applications and each application consists of list of courses and each course consists of list of lessons. When i open my swf file screen will be with just an application list and it will call all list of applications from lessoncounter.xml into the application towards the left side. When i click on any application it will call the list of courses from lessoncounter.xml. When i click on any course it will call the list of lessons from lessoncounter.xml. When i click on any lessons it has to hide application+course+lessons and it has to call that particular lesson swf into that screen area. This is exactly the task. Help in working on this file

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