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Target iFrame from Flash

Posted on 2007-12-05
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I'm trying to target an iFrame from within a flash movie.

My iFrame:
<iframe name="theFrame" id="theFrame" src="repLists/intro.html" scrolling="auto" frameborder="0" width="585" height="296" marginwidth="10" marginheight="10">
</iframe>

My Flash call:
getURL("repLists/us_Arizona.html","theFrame");

It's not working, "us_Arizona.html" comes up in a new window. What am I missing?
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Question by:BabylonSlim
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by:Aneesh Chopra
ID: 20418074
to load the html into a iframe use javascript

sample code:

getURL("javascript:window.document.getElementById('theFrame').src = 'repLists/us_Arizona.html';");

although above code should work,but incase it does not then you can write a javascript function in HTML and call that javascript function from flash to load html into iframe

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Aneesh Chopra
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by:BabylonSlim
ID: 20438533
Hi Aneesh,

I tried it and it worked in one place and not another. It's weird. Here is my javascript function:

function getList(whatPage)
{
      var theFrame = document.getElementById("theFrame");
      var thePage = "repLists/"+whatPage;
      theFrame.src = thePage;
      alert('whatPage');
}

And here is my ActionScript code:

backButton_btn.onPress = function()
{
      _root.gotoAndPlay("StartMap");
      getURL("javascript:getList('intro.html');");
}
Arizona_btn.onPress = function()
{
      gotoAndStop("AZ");
      getURL("javascript:getList('us_Arizona.html');");
}

Arizona_btn works like a charm

backButton_btn executes the first line of the function but not the second.

Is getURL the most reliable way to get ActionScript to JavaScript or is there another way?

Here is URL: www.darrinrobertson.com/interface/repLocator.html

Thanks for looking at this for me,

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Aneesh Chopra earned 500 total points
ID: 20742792
try changing the sequence of code for backButton

first "getURL" then "goto" action

update code will be:


backButton_btn.onPress = function()
{
      getURL("javascript:getList('intro.html');");
     _root.gotoAndPlay("StartMap");
 }
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