?
Solved

Open file browser in Flash

Posted on 2004-10-07
16
Medium Priority
?
430 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
Hi all,

is there a way I can open a file browser window in flash...  so that if i click on a button or something, a file browser window pops up?

Thanks in advance,

JK
0
Comment
Question by:jakekula
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 6
  • 6
  • 2
  • +2
16 Comments
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:sajuks
ID: 12256306
Are you looking for something like this
http://www.kirupa.com/developer/flash5/newwindow.htm
 ?
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:sajuks
ID: 12256308
0
 

Author Comment

by:jakekula
ID: 12256402
I will give you the 500 points that were meant to be yours, becasue I feel bad taking them away from j3one.  I will post a question in Flash section "What is the latest version of Flash" so when you respond I'll accept the answer, OK? when you respond to this, I'll post it straight away!
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:sajuks
ID: 12256463
jakekula that was good of you. But i believe totally unnecessary.the points are good but not evrything ;-)
Where are we on this question ?Did the link help you or were you looking for something else ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jakekula
ID: 12256470
thanks, but i made an autorun cd (which u know), and it has files on it, so from within my flash, i want to have a link or button that when clicked, opens a file browser to show the contents of the cd
0
 

Author Comment

by:jakekula
ID: 12256507
so basically, i just need a Windows File Explorer
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:sajuks
ID: 12256519
The second link should've helped you in setting that up
http://www.communitymx.com/content/article.cfm?cid=B31A5

It is recommended to create a .exe file from the .swf file so that the file will run whether or not flash is installed on his system.
(Currently the system am working on doesnt have it ;-) )
Check this link too
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web/WebDevSoftware/Flash/Q_20663435.html
0
 

Author Comment

by:jakekula
ID: 12256549
oh i see what i wrote wrong, i meant 'windows explorer' (which shows drives like C:, D:, A:, etc...) not 'explorer' for the internet :).   Because i need to view the files on the cd.
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:sajuks
ID: 12256550
Oops you need a file browser and i was talking about internet browser

0
 

Author Comment

by:jakekula
ID: 12256563
yeah, is it possible?  or am i living a dream?
0
 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:sajuks
ID: 12256603
Never tried that before. Normally we just open the internet explorer browser.
Problem with opening the explorer would be first finding where its installed, c:\windows or d:\cwindows
also depends on the operating system  95/98 you have c:\windows for
windows xp/2000 you have c:\winnt.

Hang around maybe somebody else knows how to do it
0
 

Author Comment

by:jakekula
ID: 12256609
thats ok, thanks anyway
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:nishasrilankan
ID: 12256635
www.impulsedigital.com

there is a filebrowser sample file
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:negatyve
ID: 12257215
Use this software to add those functionalities to your projector: http://www.multidmedia.com/software/flashstudio/
Look at this sample: http://www.multidmedia.com/software/flashstudio/downloads/fsp_ftp.zip

It does open a File Browser window in the projector, letting you choose files..
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:ssdesign
ID: 12257303
You can also try http://www.yamago.net/components

Its open source now.
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
ssdesign earned 2000 total points
ID: 12257319
A little more information to my earlier post.

Basically there are only two ways of doing what you want to achieve.

One is the way I showed you above, Yamago's Yamzbrowser which uses Invisible Form button. If you look at the code, its nothing but a form button is placed inside a Div and is attached to the mouse cursor when u roll the mouse over the Button in Flash.

So if anywhere you click on the flash button, actually u r clicking a hidded Button overlayed on Flash. Which opens the File Browse Window.

Second method is Impulse Digital, as someone already mentioned earlier, IMpulse digital uses Frames. There is a hidden frame which contains javascript and form which accept values and pass values to and from flash. But there are some compatibility issues with it. It wont work with Firefox, Netscape etc.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is intended to introduce all collision detection principles in flash, their strengths, weaknesses and workarounds. The main method for Collision Detection in flash is using hitTestObject. But unless you'll be pushing rectangular shapes without …
I come across a lot of question about how to access things in the document class from a movieclip, or accessing something from a movieclip in the document class. It took me a while to figure this out but once I did it makes life so much easier. …
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create a basic shape tween animation in Flash including shape hints for smooth animation Open a new document in Flash: Draw a shape: Select another frame (how long you want the tween to be): Right click and…
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to use the auto adjust feature and what the different options do. When your video is not working right you can choose the auto adjust feature to help choose your settings.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month14 days, 11 hours left to enroll

771 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question