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Old 10-12-2007, 01:37 AM   #1
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Red face Reading text from file advice

i have a large number of strings (short descriptions of things) that i need to access by a string id and use (one at a time) as the text in a TextArea.

i am new to flex and actionscript so the only thing i could think of was creating an associative array of strings and doing something like:
textArea.text = assocArray["stringID"]

it seems like this is a bad idea creating a huge array (there will be hundreds of strings) when the user may only read a few.

how can i store these in another file (text, xml, i don't care) and then access them using a string id?

is this possible? any help would be appreciated
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Old 10-23-2007, 06:14 AM   #2
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You can use the URLLoader class to load text content from an external file on the server. There are examples of how to use a URLLoader in the docs. Post back if you run into any specific problems after giving it try.

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