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Old 06-02-2008, 02:53 PM   #1
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Question How do you Open external files?

I am new to action scripting and was wondering if anyone could tell me how to open up an external file form the Flash movie. What I am trying to do is make it so that if you click on a link it will open up a .doc or .txt file. I need to do this with several diffrent files. I also was wondering if people could tell me how to make it so that when i click a button it will open up another .swf that has a FLV player that i modifyed, but in a seperate window. Help would be much appreciated.
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Old 06-02-2008, 03:01 PM   #2
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I don't think you can opena file directly into the Flash video...due to security restrictions...I believe you have to use the FileReference class in conjunction with some server side scripting for the user to upload a file to your webserver, and then have flash read that file and do with it whatever you need.

As for opening another swf with FLV in a popup window....you can do one of two things:

1.) just create a new html page and use the navigateToURL function to open it up when you need.

2.) make that html page, but then use the ExternalInterface function to open a pop-up window with javascript...this way you have control over window size, scrollbars, etc.

either way works just fine...I prefer the ExternalInterface myself, because it looks a little nicer.

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Old 06-02-2008, 06:25 PM   #3
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Um could you write out the code please, I am really new to Action scriptitng and have no idea what you just said.
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