Web Tools - Generic_mcGraph.swf Overview
I wanted a simple program that would allow me to plot some data
on a web page with scroll and zoom capability.
A search of the web provided some ideas, but no free components.
Therefore, I decided to write my own using Flash CS3 with Action Script 3.
The component described in these pages (Generic_mcGraph.swf) is generic and can be used to
plot many types of data.
| Feature Highlights
| Data Format
| ini Files
| Passing Parameters
Time axis - Fixed
Time axis - Autoscale
I decided to describe how to use this component because
However, I do not plan to make this project Open Source
or to release the source code. There are over 100 files in
a very specific directory structure ... and I am still working
- Once I start using it, there is no way to prevent other people from
copying and using the component
- I needed to document the interface anyway just so I
could remember how to use it
- It's a neat component and, even with its numerous limitations,
I am proud of it :)
So, while you are free to use this component, I maintain all copyright
and other intellectual property rights.
As usual, use at your own risk.
To get copies
Creating a graph requires placing 5 files on the web server
- This site provides information to create
html, ini, and data files
- For the other 2, right click each link above
and select Save Target As...
You can find the required html code by looking at the source
of my examples - there is no reason to repeat that here.
Note that this application requires Flash version 188.8.131.52 or better -
in the wrong version, the display flashes and does not show data.
The examples are coded to require this.
(My development system has version 184.108.40.206, a test system uses 220.127.116.11)