Save data to text file locally using AS3

Hi all,

Hope you can help me here.
I need to Save data to text file locally using AS3 or AS2.
I don't need this to work online so I suppose no PHP require here.
I've been googling but cannot find it and I was told that it can do done with AS if it's locally.

Here is the code:

Hope someone can help!



wall.addEventListener(Wall3DEvent.ELEMENT_SELECTED, saveText);
function saveText(e:Wall3DEvent):void {
// I need to find some code and insert it here!
// I just need to save to a txt file, no need to read later, just save.

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Hi, i disagree with whoever told you it's possible.
flash has no capabilities to write to the hard drive with exception to shared objects.

ST3VOAuthor Commented:
Is there ANYWAY at all to do this without using PHP or ASP please?
nope. flash resides within the dreaded "Sandbox" - it cannot have access to the harddrive.
what exactly do you want to do with the text after it's saved.
how is this running if it's not online? projector? desktop application?
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ST3VOAuthor Commented:
I've got a html file with flash embedded in it.
It's basically an image gallery which uses xml.
I've got an external application that reads this txt file which I want flash to write on so my application
know the name of the image that has been selected.

i'm shaking my head violently.

ST3VOAuthor Commented:
Please don't tell me that's there's no way in this world that this can be done :(
i'm 100% sure that flash on its very own, can't and will never be able to do it. but !!!
ooh maybe maybe.

me thinks  you have 2 options, not sure never tried it before.

1. as mentioned depending on how much data you have, use a sharedObject and get your application to read that.
2. JSFL - i did some googling for you, this might well be doable - not sure what the restrictions are on JSFL, but if this works (gonna try it out tonight myself) - you're sorted and you can now jump around in joy.

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ST3VOAuthor Commented:
Thanks very very much!
Looking forward to jumping around :o)
ST3VOAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help!
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