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Is there any way I can get a flash movie to go to a particular scene  using javascript ?

I've read a little about the FS COMMAND but this seems to be for communication in the other direction...  

There must be a way dammit !

If there isn't a way, please tell me, instead of just leaving the question unanswered and i'll give you the points anyway !
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You need to study the FlashApi guide located somewhere in your Installation, in folders something like:

Flash 4 -> Players -> Flash Java Players

Basically, in Javascript, you have to create a new FlashApi object with your .swf filename in the constructor and then call the necessary methods to suit your needs.

Do I sound techy? Good. I'm a programmer. =)

Please read that guide. FS Command is used *only* to send commands from Flash to the host environment (even the projector... this is useful for automatically setting the movie in full screen, etc).

Here's another hint: It's best used in an applet. If you can call methods from a class in JavaScript then you're good to go.

-Dan
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Thanks Dan...  I'll see what I can do.

> Do I sound techy?
Nope, i'm following what you are saying... Just worried that there is a hell of a lot of work ahead of me to achieve something very simple...

It's easier to convert my entire intranet site to flash than to use this method to install a "mouseover moves flash move to nwe scene..."

Oh wait one minute !!!
Is there a way i can change the flash movie (i.e. load in another .swf) from javascript....

You don't have to answer this....  You got the points.
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Of course, but once again, you have to create the FlashApi object to do anything to Flash via Java. =)

-Dan
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Bummer...
It would be a waste of effort to do that...
Oh well...  Thanks anyway Dan.
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