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Thread: SharedObjects How-To (or How to remove the middleware)

  1. #1
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    Want to know how to use a sharedobject to write to the user's HDD for directly storing variables and other such things?

    Code:
    function setCookie() 
    {
       _root.myCookie_so.data.strTest = _root.strTest;
       _root.myCookie_so.flush();
    }
    
    function readCookie()
    {
    	_root.strTesting = _root.myCookie_so.data.strTest;
    }
    
    _root.onLoad = function()
    {
    	// set up the "cookie" to use for data storage
    	myCookie_so = SharedObject.getLocal("spyder");
    	_root.readCookie();
    }
    There you have it -- if you want to test it out, go to the address at the bottom of the post. Change the first string and click the "Set" button to store the data on the user's HDD. You can either click "Retrieve" to pull the information off the user's HDD, or you can re-load the page and watch it pull the information in for you. It's a very simplistic example, but I didn't have much time to set it up for you.

    Hope this helps those who were trying to figure it out.

    Spyder

    http://perfectweb.org/SharedObjects.html
    http://perfectweb.org/SharedObjects.fla

  2. #2
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    I thought the player was supposed to ask permission first? Mine didn't.

  3. #3
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    It only asks permission if you are going to be going above the default limit for object size (100Kb).

    Spyder

  4. #4
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    AHA!

  5. #5
    Arckid - Curving the Web
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    this is great and feature like Swiff Canvas ...

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