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mickbrit55
03-15-2004, 05:11 PM
Hiya :)

I have been designing some small applications but have just come up against a brick wall for a few of them and was wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction.

What I need is a way of getting information from an external website into Flash. For example, I need the conversion rate for the UK Pound when the user enters the site. I can get this from any number of financial sites, but how would I get this into a variable dynamically? I don't know if I need XML, PHP or an Ice Cream Sundae :(

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mick

SJT
03-17-2004, 08:00 PM
you can set a variable in Flash from your html by adding the variable name/value pair to the end of the swf document name like this:

In the Movie parameter of the Object tag

VALUE="myswf.swf?loadMe=myVar"

In the embed tag

src="myswf.swf?loadMe=myVar"

(p.s. this isn't php, it's just plain html)

mickbrit55
03-17-2004, 10:01 PM
Hiya ...

Thanks for replying but I don't understand that at all. How do I get the info from the site in the first place?

Mick