Flash 5 XMLSocket Object
Use at your own risk!
Flash5 XMLSocket Object
- Click here (~23k) - to download
the source (Java & Flash5) example of using the Flash5 XMLSocket object
to connect to a Socket Server. You must have the Java Socket Server
and the Flash5 XMLSocket running on the same host domain.
- Run the socket server - Flash5SocketServer.class
- Flash5 test Web page - Flash5Socket.html
- This test will run the XMLSocket.connect(hostname, port) but will not
actually try to connect because the hostname is not in the same host
domain. Even if you change the domain to "michael-thomas.com"
it will try to connect, however I don't have a server running at that
domain. I normally test on my local machine.
- You can also run the projector (Windows .exe or MAC .hqx).
- Click here (~377k)- download the Windows
- Click here (~687k)- download the MAC .hqx
- Other Flash5 XMLSockets
- MoockComm - www.moock.org
- AquaServer by Brandon Hall
- MultiServer - www.shovemedia.com/multiserver
. Server written in Java. XML routing server meant for use with Flash 5
Freeware. Source code available.
Windows based server software built specifically for chat. Well-built
freeware with MS Access database functionality and the ability to build
custom tags. Allows execution of SQL statements from flash.
MAC & Flash5 XMLSocket
- MAC problems with Flash5's XMLSocket object causing a CRASH (IE or
- HELP - If anyone has a solution to this problem please email me at email@example.com
- If you connect to a socket (or attempt to connect), then close the
window/document and then Apple-Q the process the MAC will HANG (sometime
shows an error or may freeze - in all cases you must reboot). This
is almost solid with IE and intermittent with Netscape. The
above link will give you the source so you can test.
- The test above ("Flash5Socket.html") will not hang the MAC
if the hostname is "127.0.0.1" because Flash5 will not attempt to connect to a socket outside of the
current host domain. Download the files and run it on the local
MAC to see the crash.
- Note: If you change the hostname to michael-thomas.com then it
will try to connect. I've had varying results on a MAC:
sometimes will hang if you close the document, then Apple-Q the
process or shut your MAC down.
- My environment which crashes
- IE 5 w/Flash5 v41
- Netscape v4.78 w/Flash5 v41
- Other's that crash
- OS9.2 G4 IE5.5
- OS9.1 G4 IE 5 - crashes less frequently.
- OS9.1 G3 IE 5 - crashes less frequently.
- Workaround - Some environments crash less if you close process
by: Menu, File, Quit.
- Installation steps
- Download the above .zip file: Flash5Socket.zip . It is the
first link on this page.
- You must have the MRJ SDK (Java SDK) installed. Click
here for more information.
- Create a file that will launch the SocketServer application.
- Open the folder which contains the files you extracted.
- Double click on your drive icon.
- Open the following folders (your versions may be different):
- Drag the Flash5SocketServer.class file onto the JBindery file.
- Classname: Flash5SocketServer
- Options: 8888 <your can leave blank or use any
- Click on "Save Settings"
- Type: Flash5SocketServer 8888
- Click "Save"
- Click "Run"
- From now on you may double click the new file that was
created and run the SocketServer: Flash5SocketServer
- Now double click on Flas5Socekt.html
- Click on "Socket: Open" - This will open the
- Click on "Send XML" - This will send data to the
- Forums on the MAC problem.
- Links to Flash support & Forums.
- Check the version of you Flash Player. The version number should
show up in the lower right hand corner of the Macromedia Flash movie in the
"Macromedia Flash Player" section when it has finished playing.
Mouse over the "About" button to see the version number.