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Hello,
I am trying to launch Lightwindow from a button inside of Flash.

Here's the link in html:

<a href="flash/lightwindowFile.swf?scale=noscale" class="lightwindow page-options" params="lightwindow_width=808,lightwindow_height=450" >Lightwindow Link</a>

How do I launch a link with a class value and parameters?

Thanks in advance,
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Question by:tmbdesign
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by:qwerty021600
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Check these URL's
http://www.permadi.com/tutorial/flashcalljs/index.html

maybe of help..
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manavsi earned 2000 total points
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To launch such type of scripts you cant do it in LightBox, use greyBox instead and use the javascript functionality of GB...

in your flash.. write code like... below in ur timeline..
goto("javascript:GB_show(caption, url, /*optional*/ height, width, callback_fn);");

OR

if you want to launch a flash file in lightbox... u cant do the same with LightBox again, for it may be used only for viewing the pictures.. Use GreyBox and follow its usage... to launch...

Greybox can be downloaded at: http://orangoo.com/labs/GreyBox/
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by:tmbdesign
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I am launching Flash content (a button in the sw on the page launches a lightbox with a different swf).

I downloaded and installed greybox and it looks like it should work.  I can launch the window with an html link.  

However, I am still strugling with how to launch it using the button in the swf (AS3) and couldn't find where this is addressed in the usage.

I read that javascript could be used to launch the window and the javascript could be called from Flash, but I don't know much about javascript and don't know how this would be done.

Could you please elaborate further on the process to get the greybox to launch from Flash?

Thanks.
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by:tmbdesign
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I figured it out.

Greybox worked great.

In the page head:

<script type="text/javascript">
function openBox() {
GB_showCenter('TITLE','http://google.com, 600,
800);
}
</script>

And then in the Flash:

import flash.external.ExternalInterface;

function myFunction(event:MouseEvent):void {
      ExternalInterface.call("openBox()");      
}
myButton.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, myFunction);

Thank you so much!
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