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Old 01-28-2002, 04:29 PM   #1
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morning everyone

does anyone know if its possible to download a file from flash?

what I'd like to do is have a button in the flash movie that sends a pdf file to the user.

the pdf file will be in the same directory as the flash movie.

would it be easier just to send the user to a separate html page and have them download it from there?

just wondering.

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Old 01-28-2002, 04:42 PM   #2
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getURL("file.pdf","_blank");
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Old 01-30-2002, 10:04 PM   #3
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Ricod and igorsden:
Hi there, I have been looking to do the same thing but I tried that code and it doesn't work.
also tried:
getURL("file:///filename.pdf");

no luck there either - any more ideas?
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I guess it worked for igorsden ... requirements are that u use the actual filename in the getURL, and that its located in the same folder (else u have to include the path to the folder in the getURL) I'm not familiar with file:///filename.pdf

For instance, u have a pdf file named document.pdf, in the same folder as the swf, than the getURL is :
getURL ("document.pdf");

If its in a subfolder named "pdfs", then the getURL would be :
getURL ("pdfs\document.pdf");
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if the link to the pdf file doesn't work you may try this method.

the alternate method:

link the button (Flash) to an HTML file giving the link of the pdf file. You can try this method if it's not executing from Flash.

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i want to user to download files when he hit on button

I was using:

on (release){
getURL("file_name.psd","_blank");}

but I dont want to Fire fox nor Internet explorer to open the file
I would like to see window where i have to choose localization where the file wil be downloaded
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You will need to ZIP up the file to get away with it, or use a server side script to force the download... Otherwise, a web browser will automatically use the MIME type set for that file type...
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