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Flash Remoting and Web Services : Retrieving Stock Quote Information

Friday, May 10, 2002

This is a simple Flash example that calls a Stock quote web service via Flash Remoting. You can find more info on the web service being used below at xmethods.net.

  1. Download and install the ColdFusion MX preview release.
  2. Download and install the Flash Remoting add-ons for Flash MX.
  3. Create a new Flash movie and enter the the following code in the first frame of the movie.
#include "NetServices.as"

var params = new Object();

//this is always 0, and is specific to the web service.
params.LicenseKey = "0″;

//stock symbol we want information about
params.StockSymbol = "macr";

//create an object to catch the response from the web service
var result = new Object();

//data is an object which contains properties with information about the stock.
result.onResult = function(data)
	//loop through all of the properties and print them out
	for(var x in data)
		trace(x + " : " + data[x]);

//this gets called if an error occurs.
result.onStatus = function(error)
	//print out the error
	trace("Error : " + error.description);

//the path to the web service’s WSDL file.
var webServiceWSDL = "http://ws.cdyne.com/delayedstockquote/delayedstockquote.asmx?wsdl";
var gw = NetServices.createGatewayConnection("http://localhost:8500/flashservices/gateway/");
var service = gw.GetService(webServiceWSDL, result);

//call a method on the web service, passing params.

Test the movie. You should see the data from the web service print in the Output window.

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