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Posted on 2006-11-14
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I'm trying to 1) read a txt file, then 2) insert a string from a txt file into a flash textfield using SWFObject.  The string though has double quotes around each element (see below).  Here's my SWFObject script but the flash movie doesn't even show up in the page:

<CFFILE ACTION="Read"
    FILE="path\whatsnew.txt"
    VARIABLE="getthisText">
      

<cfoutput>
<script type="text/javascript">

            // <![CDATA[
            var flashFile ="whatsnew.swf?noCache="+(new Date().getTime());
            var so = new SWFObject("whatsnew.swf", "whatsnew", "766", "700", "7.0.0.0", "##000000");
            so.addParam("wmode", "transparent");
            so.addParam("menu", "false");
            so.addVariable("gettext", "#getthisText#");
            so.write("flashcontent");
            // ]]>
</script>
</cfoutput>

Here's the txt file:

<TEXTFORMAT LEADING="2"><P ALIGN="LEFT"><FONT FACE="_sans" SIZE="12" COLOR="#000000" LETTERSPACING="0" KERNING="0">test</FONT></P></TEXTFORMAT>


Any ideas?
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try changing following line :
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so.addVariable("gettext", "#getthisText#");
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change it as shown below:
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so.addVariable("gettext", '#getthisText#');
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only change i suggest it use single quote instead of double code, as your variable value already using double quotes
it should work

--Aneesh
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by:COwebmaster
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Hi Aneesh, tried that but didn't work.
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by:Aneesh Chopra
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ok,

how you are trying to retreive this variable inside flash
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by:COwebmaster
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Through a textfield
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by:Aneesh Chopra
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I mean to say,
please show me code which you are using to use value of passed variable...

plz copy/paste here,
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