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Thread: Flash SWF & Visual Basic - Accessing URL

  1. #1
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    Hi,

    I was trying to open an SWF which contacts a web-server for some data (using Loadvariables).

    It works fine when run in stand-alone mode. But when opened in Visual Basic using SWFLASH.OCX, the movie is not returning values from the web-server. I mean, LOADVARIABLES doesn't seem to be working.

    Can anybody help, please...

    Thanks.

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    Been there before...

    In your VB embed make sure you reference your flash movie with the prefix, "file:///|".

    This gets around a security restriction imposed by the ActiveX control, and it will magically start working

    Mike


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    Flash OCX - Can't use LOADVARIABLES from movies

    Thanks beelineuk.

    But when I tried prefixing "file:///|" to my Flash Movie, VB ActiveX Control won't load it and display. :-(

    Might need some more help from you (or others)

    Thanks.

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    Might be able to dig out the code tomorrow, but I suspect it may be because your not using a full path in the embed.

    How are u referencing it currently?

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    Sorry my mistake, take off the "|".

    As long as you use a full path this should work.

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    Angry hey...

    hey beelineuk

    i just surfed in and saw that little car game you make i'm a bit of a petrol head and i couldent help a notice how much it rocks i know a bit about flash you know how to make an animation or 2 and if its no troble i want the .fla of that game please it you dont mind e-mail it to me at axla__12@hotmail.com thanks

  7. #7
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    Hi Dean,

    Pleased to hear you like my footer. Unfortunately I can't give out the fla as it uses the same code as a game I wrote for the company I work for.

    You can however take a look at my first submittion to flashkit, and have a dig around inside of that.

    http://www.flashkit.com/movies/Effec...98/index.shtml

    Sorry I can't be more helpful.

    Mike



  8. #8
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    Angry

    beelineuk,
    irts ok that you cant give me the code i understand why (i think) but you'v been a great help. anyway, i wanted yu to know i'v never been able to make a scecseful working game in flash you might be able to help me there but thanks any way

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