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Something like fscommand("fullscreen", true); that works on the web?

Posted on 2006-06-29
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Im trying to g fullscreen when the user presses a button. when I use this on my computer:

 fscommand("fullscreen", true);

It works, but once it is online it doesnt. Is there a way to have a fullscreen flash movie on the web? (without the menubar, rollbars, taskbar etc) ?

Ive looked everywhere.

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Question by:DanielWachy
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by:muxxter
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Hi DanielWachy.

You'll have to get fscommand to tell JavaScript to do it for you. In the webpage code, add a javascript function:

<swfDocumentName>_DoFSCommand(command, args) {
    if (command == "fullscreen") {
        if (args == "true") {
            // Do javascript fullscreen command here (I'm not sure what it is)
        }
        else {
            // Un-fullscreen
        }
    }
}

Where <swfDocumentName> is the name of the .swf file you're embedding into the page. (eg. thingy.swf -> thingy_DoFSCommand())
This function will now listen for any fscommand calls you send to it by thingy.swf.

MuXx
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by:DanielWachy
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I see what you did here. At first I was very excited but basically, this way you are still depending on a javascript function for the fullscreen. right ? and thats the main problem. There doesnt seem to be a way in java to get the current screen go to fullscreen.
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muxxter earned 250 total points
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I think you're right, you can't set the current window to fullscreen. However, you can resize it:

<script>
self.resizeTo(<width>,<height>);
</script>

If you set the width and height to numbers bigger than the screen, the window will only get as big as the screen. Also, if you're willing to open a new window, you can do that from the flash document but using a getURL:

on (release) {
    getURL("javascript:NewWindow=window.open('http://www.tinyeye.com/','newWin','width=300,height=400,left=0,top=0,toolbar=No,location=No,
                scrollbars=Auto,status=Yes,resizable=Yes,fullscreen=Yes');NewWindow.focus();void(0);");
}

The getURL may need to be on one line, but it does work. I've tried it using Mozilla and IE. Let me know if you need something else.

MuXx
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