[Xerte] Jumping from flash menu within Xerte

Dave Burnett d_b_burnett at hotmail.com
Wed Jul 29 15:15:51 BST 2009

OK, a simplistic question.

I've been looking at the back end of this thing for so long I haven't really paid attention to the actual engine functioning. :-/

Am I way off the concept here: 

Engine loads XML structure into memory.
Now, it does not actually build any of the objects until requested.
So root and IFC and everything until the flow is somehow halted load.
Now I navigate to page 2.
Engine reads that node, loads appropriate clip and sets properties as defined in XML.

So that is why variables for instance, when they change, have to be explicitly refreshed in an existing "icon/mc".
The display or whatever is being statically built as encountered. If something like a variable is changed, the variable is changed in the XML structure in memory, then the node needs to be reloaded.

It is so difficult to unload(RootIcon) the flowline metaphor from my brain.

Subject: RE: [Xerte] Jumping from flash menu within Xerte
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 12:59:21 +0100
From: Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk

[Xerte] Xerte Dynamic Templates tutorial - clarification

rootIcon.pages[index].variable = value




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Subject: RE: [Xerte] Jumping from flash menu within Xerte


Could I set a variable on page 2 prior to jumping to it?

RE: [Xerte] Jumping from flash menu within Xerte

Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2009 08:22:06 +0100

From: Julian.Tenney at nottingham.ac.uk

To: knowledgeware at kccsoft.com; xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk


In this case, 'page2' is the
iconID to navigate to? That ought to work. Can you debug(rootIcon) OK? Load the
flash movie up as a component, rather than a graphic icon to get rootIcon and
debug() in the flash movie's timeline, otherwise you'll have to call _level0.engine.rootIcon.navigate().


Does that help?


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Subject: [Xerte] Jumping from flash menu within Xerte

If I build a flash menu and
import it at the start of my Xerte flowline... how would I jump to frameworks
within Xerte? 


etc  doesn’t seem to work in the flash menu.


Is there any particular type
of navigation I should be doing from the imported flash menu to
frameworks/modules within Xerte? What would work?





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