Understanding the XML files


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Understanding the XML files

In Flash CS5, FLA files are now XML-based. The way that it works is that an FLA file is actually an archive of all of your assets, stored in an XML-based format. In this movie, we'll take a look at how that works. On the stage here, I have a button. Note that it has no instance name - we are actually going to edit that outside of Flash - and that's it in the middle of the stage and outside of Flash, we will move it to the left edge of the stage. The uncompressed file format for Flash is called XFL.

So, in order to get the uncompressed version of your FLA file, you'll need to save it as XFL. So, go to File > Save As, and we'll save this as uncompressed.xfl. So, when you do Save As, change the format to Flash CS5 Uncompressed Document (*.xfl). So I'll click Save As, and we save the file, and notice the file name has changed to uncompressed.xfl. I'm actually going to close this file, and then we'll edit it outside of Flash, and then open it back up in Flash to...

Understanding the XML files
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Understanding the XML files provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash Professional CS5 New Features

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