This tutorial uses a simple flash movie, a XML document, and a listing of images.  The Flash movie loads the XML and images to create a user initiated "slide show" (for lack of a better term) that was intended to display news snippets with an image and a link to read more. 

 

 

Getting Started:

To go through this tutorial you will need the following products:

·         Flash 8

·         A Text Editor that can edit XML Files

 

 

Setting Up:  

First thing to do is to create a new folder on your disk called "FlashNewsListing" under the C:\ directory (or wherever you would like to keep it).   In this folder create two new sub folders.  Name one "images" and name the other "xml".   Also create a flash movie in the "FlashNewsListing" folder named "MyFlashNewsListings.fla".

When your done your folder structure should look something like this

C:\FlashNewsListing
   \images
   \xml
   MyFlashNewsListings.fla

On to the next page to get into the guts of it all.