Last week someone asked me about tutorial/scripts for implementing a gallery in Flash that pulls information from an xml file, but also uses cookies to show the last image clicked on when you return to the gallery. Here’s what I found and for those that are not in the know, when you’re working in Flash and need to use information saved on the client’s machine, think about using the flash shared object, they’re Flash’s version of cookies and are a lot easier to access via actionscript.

Good Implementations

  • Slideshow Pro - How Dominey has the time to work on side projects of such excellence boggles me to no end. Good price. Great software.

  • Simple Viewer - Very easy to implement and a very nice implementation. Plus, it’s got my favorite price tag : Free.

Flash XML Gallery Tutorials

Flash Shared Object

HTML Form Builder
Kevin Hale

Flash/XML Gallery Roundup by Kevin Hale

This entry was posted 5 years ago and was filed under Notebooks.
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  1. Kevin Hale · 5 years ago

    Note to self : never use the word “very” again to describe anything. Jeez.

  2. Gary · 5 years ago

    Thanks for the great pointers and links.

    When you have users who have very tight security settings (no cookies, etc…) is the shared object a better approach than cookies?

    Would a cookie have any advantage (other than the 100k limitation) on the SO?

    I know that permission can be denied by right-clicking, but if the user doesn’t take time to do this, wouldn’t a small shared object be a good way to maintain a small amount of data for users who clear cookies, etc.. very often?

  3. nicolas · 5 years ago

    if you want a free full dynamic flash gallery go here : no cookies, this is true, but this is the only free flash gallery i know