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XML and Air Issues

agentCooper08

27-05-2008

Hi guys, first time poster so I apologize if this is a basic
question! I am creating a Media cataloging application to run as a
desktop application through Air, I initially built this as a Flex
web app but have decided I want it as a standalone. Anyway my
problem is this, in the web version I was using the following code:



<mx:Application xmlns:mx="
http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
layout="absolute" creationComplete="srv.send()"
xmlns:ns1="com.dougmccune.containers.*"
backgroundGradientAlphas="[1.0, 1.0]"
backgroundGradientColors="[#FFFFFF, #2CE1AC]" width="1281">

<mx:HTTPService id="srv" url="dvdLibrary.xml"/>



<mx:DataGrid x="336" y="57"
dataProvider="{srv.lastResult.dvdList.dvd}" id="dg" width="935"
height="354">

<mx:columns>

<mx:DataGridColumn headerText="Title"
dataField="title"/>

<mx:DataGridColumn headerText="Studio"
dataField="studio"/>

<mx:DataGridColumn headerText="Released"
dataField="releaseDate"/>

<mx:DataGridColumn headerText="Runtime"
dataField="runtime"/>

<mx:DataGridColumn headerText="Colour"
dataField="color"/>

<mx:DataGridColumn headerText="Aspect Ratio"
dataField="aspectRatio"/>

</mx:columns>

</mx:DataGrid>



The above code uses the XML file to populate the dataGrid
(which I am sure you know already! 🙂 ), however when I port this
to an Air app, it no longer works. I have tried changing the
<mx:HTTPService> tag and attributes to the <mx:XML
source="pathtoXML.xml" id="srv"/> and <mx:Model
source="pathtoXML.xml" id="srv"/> but neither works.



Can anyone shed any light? I also get and error saying
something about creationComplete send() is not a function?



Is there a very different way of achieving this in Air?



Thanks in advance!