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
Solved

Read url variable in flash 500 points Emergency

Posted on 2006-10-24
7
182 Views
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
I need to know what actionscript i need to make this happen.

here is the link:
http://ljacksonenterprises.com/test.html?month=2006

I want flash to read the value of "month"

or just read "month"

I want people to be able to click on this link from their email and it sends them to my flash site test.html and the month value show up in a text field or the word "month" show up in the text filed

0
Comment
Question by:leronj23
7 Comments
 
LVL 13

Expert Comment

by:FLAASHER
ID: 17800529
check this .... will find ur answer there :


http://www.permadi.com/tutorial/flashVars/index.html



FLAASHER
0
 

Author Comment

by:leronj23
ID: 17800610
i really dont know how to use javascript. i need help
0
 
LVL 34

Expert Comment

by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 17800876
Hi,

here I have done a working sample for you with html and flash source.
download link:

to test, unzip all files in a folder,
run default.htm on browser with month as parameter
---------------
default.htm?month=october
-----------

NOTE: month is case-sensitive, all characters should be lowercase

Regards
Aneesh
0
Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:Aneesh Chopra
Aneesh Chopra earned 150 total points
ID: 17800878
0
 

Author Comment

by:leronj23
ID: 17802362
i can not get it to work for me

http://ljacksonenterprises.com/test.html?month=2006

from my link above i just need it to show up in the space.
0
 
LVL 39

Accepted Solution

by:
blue-genie earned 350 total points
ID: 17802795
i didn't have a look at aneesh's file, so if i'm stepping on toes here, i'm sorry, but it's as simple as this....

embed your swf file in the html like this (don't use the normal publish options)

<body>
<script language="JavaScript" type="text/JavaScript">
<!--
document.write ('<OBJECT classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" '
+ 'codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=5,0,0,0" '
+ 'WIDTH=780 HEIGHT=195><PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="footer.swf'+document.location.search+'">'
+ '<PARAM NAME=quality VALUE=high><PARAM NAME=bgcolor VALUE=#CCCCCC>'
+ '<EMBED src="footer.swf' +document.location.search+'" '
+ 'quality=high bgcolor=#CCCCCC WIDTH=780 HEIGHT=195 '
+ 'TYPE="application/x-shockwave-flash" '
+ 'PLUGINSPAGE="http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/download/index.cgi?P1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash">'
+ '</EMBED></OBJECT>')
//-->
</script>
</body>


where i have footer.swf, simply replace it with your swf filename.

then in your flash file, access the variable via _level0.month,
so for example if you have a textfield where you want to display it then
mytextfield_txt.text = _level0.month

blu.
0
 

Author Comment

by:leronj23
ID: 17802990
Thank you both aneeshchopra, and blue-genie. You both are great.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

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 a very simple example to help those of you who are still migrating from AS2 to AS3 understand the redesigned event model in AS3. In AS2.0, event functions (that is, the function to be performed when an event is fired) were stored as a pro…
The last time I worked with Flash and Socket connections was in AS1. A recent project required flash connecting to a Socket, and sending receiving information - we figured it would be easy enough - we all know about the socket policy documents and c…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to create a basic motion tween animation in Flash Open a new document in Flash: Draw/import an image: Press CTRL + F8 to convert it into a graphic symbol: Select a frame (how long you want the tween to last): …
The goal of the tutorial is to teach the user how to how to load their YouTube profile onto Flash Media Live Encoder.

808 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