Server-Side Flash: Scripts, Databases and Dynamic by William B. Sanders, Mark Winstanley

By William B. Sanders, Mark Winstanley

Server-Side Flash: Scripts, Databases, and Dynamic improvement fills a massive hole within the Flash booklet marketplace. With the emergence of e-commerce, no website is whole and not using a again finish as the again finish is the digital revenues connection. Likewise, advanced video games are depending on entry to large units of information that may be despatched in small programs, yet getting them out and in of Flash calls for realizing how the information could be generated in Flash, the way it could be despatched out to the servers and the way it will get details again from the servers and integrates it into the continued online game. whereas each ebook on Flash acknowledges this new means to a point, none of them have particularly confirmed builders tips to get the knowledge into and out of Flash and use it successfully. Server-Side Flash supplies builders the instruments to completely make the most of Flash's ability to speak with the server facet of the internet. PHP/MySQL have over part one million clients, ASP has a minimum of as many, and almost about each expert online page now comprises at the least a few JavaScript. learn how Flash communicates with those different languages and servers with insurance of using Macromedia's robust database Flash product, Generator, and positioned its use in context with different Flash database suggestions and functions.

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On(press){ 21. join(newline); } You’ll now see all the elements in the array joined together, one per line, in the Output field. Again, if you try to just reference the variable carColors, it won’t work because that variable is just a plain old string variable to Flash. The text field labeled "carColorsArr - Array" is there to not only show you that Flash has performed an action when you clicked the Split button, but also to show you how Flash delivers an array as a whole when asked to just display the whole thing at once.

Flash removes the commas and places the four separate values into the array carColorArr. 12. ” Attach the following ActionScript to the button: 13. on(press){ 14. output=carColorsArr[count]; 15. count+=1; } 16. Preview the movie in Flash by choosing Control → Test Movie. After Flash loads the variable carColors from the text file, you’ll see it appear in the text field referencing carColors. 17. Click the Split button that you created. Flash has now created a true array named carColorsArr from the broken apart values of the string carColors.

The Flash Player plug-in inside the Web page is just another object to JavaScript. SetVariable syntax to transfer variables into Flash whenever you like. Just like in the HTML query string, as soon as you set the variables using JavaScript, they are available on the main timeline whether Flash has asked for them or not. The great thing about using JavaScript is that you can set the variables after the Flash movie has already loaded. First you need to set up the and tags in the HTML page to make sure they reflect an object name that you’ll be using to target your movie.

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