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adding variables to flash

how to?

   
7:39 am on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Hi y'all!

I want to pass a variable from an url into my flashmovie so it gives the right content.

My situation:

I have the url www.mysite.com/?tld=com

in the FLA movie I have embedded:

on (release) {
if (_root.tld == com) {
getURL("javascript:play('game.php?fid=halo&tld=com')");
}

if (_root.tld == xx or _root.tld == "") {
getURL("javascript:play('game.php?fid=new&tld=xx')");
}
}

But this does not work. Am I missing something, should I add some more code or is it totally wrong?

Thanks!

Steve

12:22 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



I think what you may want to try is, as well as passing the variable in the html header, you'd want to put something like this in your object or embed tag for the .swf -

<OBJECT classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=4,0,0,0"
ID=yourswf WIDTH=468 HEIGHT=300>
<PARAM NAME=movie VALUE="[red]http://yourdomian/yourswf.swf?tld=tld[/red]">
...
...
</OBJECT>

Flash needs to be passed that variable directly when your browser calls for the movie to be loaded. It cannot grab something from the header string without it being called explicitly.

Hope this helps you out.
And welcome to Webmaster World!

1:02 pm on Jun 9, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member



double post