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Subject: Re: FLASH: Saving to a txt file?
From: John Dowdell
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2000 21:31:38 +0100

At 12:20 AM 8/29/0, Iain Sheild wrote:
>As it is possible to use an external text file to display its contents in a
>text field in Flash...Is it possible to send text information from with a
>text field in Flash, back to that .txt file or another .txt file or even
>save a new .txt file therefore self updating? If so, can somebody tell me
>how, or show me where I can find out.

I think I saw a similar message the other day, but wasn't sure of its

The Macromedia Flash Player, and the standalone Projector, do not have the
ability to read or write text files to the local drive. (The Shockwave
Player can read and write cookie-like prefs files, and standalone Director
Projectors have full FileIO abilities... this is part of the reason for
their larger size.)

The Macromedia Flash Player 4 can retrieve an URL-encoded name=value string
from a server via loadVariables, and can also POST data to server. The
Macromedia Flash Player 5 can do this and can also parse XML-formatted
data, which offers much more flexibility.

Do any of these do something close to what you're wishing to do...?


John Dowdell, Macromedia Tech Support, San Francisco CA US
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