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  1. #1
    Junior Member
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    May 2006
    Darlington, UK

    [F8] Linking correctly

    Hi all,

    For many of you this will be real easy, however for me it isnt. I would like to make a link on a flash button open the page inside an IFrame which is on my page. Is this possible.

    my IFrame is called simply frame and I have tried what I thought was correct but it didnt work, it just opened in anew window.

    My actionscript is as follows

    PHP Code:
    b1.onRollOver over;
    b1.onRollOut out;
    b1.buttText.buttonText.text "Home";
    b1.onRelease = function(){

    b1 is the button name

    I am stuck and not even sure if you can do it.

    Hope someone can help

    Many Thanks

  2. #2
    Flash Incompetent ChaseNYC's Avatar
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    Jun 2002
    new york city
    have you tried getURL("thepage.php", "frame");

    maybe this thread can provide further support:

    p.s. I know nothing about this, I just googled "getURL target frame actionscript"
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    Flash/Flex Developer samac1068's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    Here, no there

    Very good question....

    Yes you can do it, but not with Flash alone. If I understand this correctly, when a button in Flash is clicked, you want a web page to appear in an iFrame. This is similar to driving content to a DIV. You're required to use javascript to bridge the connection between Flash and the html page and IFrame.

    What version of actionscript are you using? This is kind of important and you'll use two different calls to perform the task. Regardless of the version, you'll first need a javascript function...something like this:

    In HTML Page include:
    <iframe name='somename' width='100' height='100 src='blank.htm' />
    In javascript document:
    function openPage(url){
      document.getElementById('somename').src = url; 
    In Flash document:
    //Actionscript 2.0
    b1.onRelease = function()
    //Actionscript 3.0
    b1.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_CLICK, function(){ExternalInterface.call("openPage", "thePage.php");});
    Hope that makes sense.
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  4. #4
    Junior Member
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    May 2006
    Darlington, UK

    Linking correctly

    Hi Samac,

    I kind of follow you. As I am using actionscript 2 i assume i use the first bit of code.

    Struggling as to where to put the javascript code and also what do I put where you have put 'somename'

    Thanks for the assistance

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