In the previous chapter, I showed you some methods that you can use to load external XML content in Flex. Specifically, we looked at the
HTTPService class and
<mx:HTTPService> element. You saw how to work with both a tag-based and scripted approach.
In this chapter, we will look at loading methods that are unique to Flash Professional, which involve using the data components. Instead of writing ActionScript to work with XML content, you can use the data components supplied with Flash Professional. These components allow you to work visually with a minimum of ActionScript. You drag the components into your movies and configure them using the
Component Inspector panel. This can speed up your development ...