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Thread: PXP? XML? XAMPP? argh! //runs screaming for the hills

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    PXP? XML? XAMPP? argh! //runs screaming for the hills

    I just need someone to point me in the right direction:

    On this website I am building, the user will be able to select from some 25 different search categories using drop-down lists, buttons, and text entry fields. Once he is all done configuring his search, he will hit a "send" or "go" button to query the database.

    Pretty standard stuff, I guess, but I don't know where to start. I can get as far as creating the buttons and all that, but the rest.... ??

    I have the book "AJAX and PHP - Building Responsive Web Applications" which has directed me to XAMPP at http://www.apachefriends.org. I installed and configured XAMPP on my computer but haven't gotten any further, as learning AJAX has had to take a back seat to getting this Flash website finished.

    Am I going in the right direction? Can I use XAMPP as my web server? If so, then where do I go from here? I read the sticky on this forum, but I'm not sure which of the links would be helpful to me. The one that looked promising, http://www.phpforflash.com/, turned out to be a dud.

    Thanks!
    Last edited by dalewb; January 17th, 2007 at 06:15 PM. Reason: mother always told me to be polite, so I had to add the thanks.

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    I am using XAMPP for testing and XAMPP is basiclly PHP, MySQL, Perl, Mail server and stuff all in one

    PHP and MySQL are enabled by default

    for everything you need you best ask direct question or query google for answers

    I will just point you where to put PHP files
    you start XAMPP using xampp-start.bat from XAMPP folder
    main folder for putting your project test is htdocs of XAMPP folder and it's basicly what you will get when you enter http://127.0.0.1 or http://localhost in your browser

    moving phpMyAdmin folder in htdocs folder (htdocs/phpMyAdmin) will give you an option to make databases, edit them and stuff using http://127.0.0.1/phpMyAdmin/

    use new thread for new questions I'm sure someone will help

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvozden View Post

    for everything you need you best ask direct question or query google for answers


    use new thread for new questions I'm sure someone will help
    So I need to look for information regarding using PHP in Actionscript. Thanks!

    //Going to http://www.sephiroth.it/ now.
    Last edited by dalewb; January 17th, 2007 at 07:29 PM.

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    this has nothing to do with AS. at least not yet.

    the first thing you need is to have an Apache server running. i do like using XAMPP to setup my Apache server locally because it also installs mysql.

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    How about FLASH REMOTING??

    Quote Originally Posted by bwh2 View Post
    this has nothing to do with AS. at least not yet.

    the first thing you need is to have an Apache server running. i do like using XAMPP to setup my Apache server locally because it also installs mysql.
    It's installed and running (I think it's running anyways). What about Flash remoting? I've been reading up on it and it looks like the way to go. I got the add on for Flash 8 at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashr...ds/components/.

    I read about it by following the following chain of urls:
    Flash Remoting Best Practices
    Flash Remoting: The Definitive Guide
    Ten Tips for Building a Flash Remoting Application

    It is also gone over in detail in the Flash 8 Actionscript Bible chapter 36 "Introducing Flash Remoting". This can be previewed at Amazon
    After following that link, find any of the urls referencing page 735 or 736. From there, log on to your Amazon account and they'll serve up the book's pages to you.

    Am I going in the right direction now?
    (feel like I'm playing a game "You're getting warmer.... warmer... oh no colder.... oh wait you're burning up!")
    Last edited by dalewb; January 18th, 2007 at 06:26 PM.

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