Flash MX 2004: How to make popup window to show up in front of , not behind, of current flash movie?

Posted on 2005-03-25
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13

I am making a very small flash movie CD.

1. What I am Going to Accomplish:
|                                                     |
|      MyExeFileButton                        |
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|_____________________________  |

As seen above, I put a button named "MyExeFileButton". When the button is pushed, I would like to see a popup window (sking whether to open or save a .exe file linked to the button) to appear in front of my current Flash movie, not behind.
Because currently the popup window shows up right behind the flash movie, there is no way to know whether the button is working or not unless you drag the current flash movie away from the current position.

2. What I Did:
I have a script attached to the button as follows:

on (release)
  GetURL ("myExeFile.exe");

Finally, I hope I explained my goal and what I did sufficiently enough for you geniuses to  comprehend.

Many thanks as always!

Friday at 3:29 p.m. (March 25, 2005)

Question by:duta1
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Accepted Solution

sokhodom earned 2000 total points
ID: 13635112
It is currently unavailable for making sure the getURL always display the popup in front of everything else.

HOWEVER, if you are building a flash projector (i.e. the extension is .exe). you can try this link :

by the way, the getURL syntax is getURL(url [, window [, "variables"]]) . For example: getURL("myExeFile.exe","_blank","GET");


Author Comment

ID: 13635169
Dear sokhodom:

Thank very much for your kind, prompt response.

It seems that there is no way to ensure that a popup window comes in front.

By the way, I may not use a flash project file in my project. I need to put a non-flash exe file in my project.

Anyway, I appreciate your very kind, useful information.

I would like to wait for a couple of days before coming back here to give you points.

Many thanks!


Saturday, March 26, 2005, at 12:20 am

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