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Old 12-07-2004, 07:12 PM   #1
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Default NEWBIE - Passing dynamic value to Flash movie

Hi All

I apologise in advance, but I am a complete newbie when it comes to Flash and although I am trying to grasp it, I'm being pressured into sorting an issue out that I hope you can help me with.

Basically I have a web site that has a flash movie/anim on it that plays music. I have buttons on this flash movie to turn the music on and off, but as the user clicks through each page in my web site the whole page gets refreshed (I don't want to use Frames) and therefore the flash movie restarts the music each time a new page of the site is displayed.

My plan was to keep track of the user's on/off preference using simple ASP querystring requesting, but I don't know how to do the followng:

1) What code do I need to use to parse 1 flag value to the Flash Moive? The value can simply be on for music on and off for music off. That is all I need.

2) The Flash movie I have used is not mine, but I believe I can see the general idea of how the bg music is setup. In the actual fla/swf how would I retrieve this parsed value and if then else the sound to play or not play?

Would it be best to call the sound on/off routines with this flag result? If so, how would one do this?

Many thanks for any help you can give.

Rgds Laphan
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:13 PM   #2
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Allright, in your html, where you set the parameter of your swf you can simply add a variable and value like this:


this will create a variable named "Sound" in your flash movie, on the main timeline (_root) with the value "Off". So, in your flash, you can do:

if(_root.Sound=="Off") stop();




If you are using flash player 7, you can use FlashVars wich is the same thing, except it let you pass 65 ko + to flash player unlike the other way.

<param name="FlashVars" value="Sound=Off" />

It does the same thing...
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Old 12-07-2004, 11:16 PM   #3
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Whoa, that was fast. I pressed preview post and you got the answer already. Good Stuff
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