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Get flash to push data to javascript

   
12:18 pm on Jun 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Hi, I'm a bit of a Flash noob.

I have a flash movie with several buttons. When a button is pressed I want it to send the button ID to a javascript function (outside the flash file).

Any ideas how to do this?

Thanks

1:58 pm on Jun 24, 2009 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rocknbil is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Check the help files for getURL() and "external data," there are many methods for this.
8:18 am on Jun 29, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for the reply rocknbil.

For anyone else who stumbles on this ticket:

getURL() to execute a javascript function will work - it's no longer officially supported though because these days everything is done through ExternalInterface. So you'd do:

ExternalInterface.call("changeMyDropDownMenu","scotland");

where "changeMyDropDownMenu" is the function and "scotland" is the argument.

That said, getURL should still work, you can do

getURL("javascript:changMyDropDownMenu('scotland'));