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Browser interaction tutorials

The Flash Player can interact with the browser via Javascript to produce some neat and also useful effects. Note: some of the tutorials in this section are somewhat dated. Make sure you read what Actionscript version it covers.

 

Passing parameters to Flash using Javascript

August 28th 2009 | Jens C Brynildsen

Want to build something that responds to user input or a custom URL? This tutorial will show you how to use Javascript to pick up parameters sent to a SWF file using only Javascript.

Skill: Beginner Code: Actionscript 3 Category: Browser interaction


Breadcrumbs: Making the back button work for Flash

May 20th 2004 | Jason Michael Perry

In this edition of breadcrumbs we'll make your Flash application even more usable with the web browser's back button. Basic knowledge of Flash MX is recommended.

Skill: Beginner Code: Actionscript 2 Category: Browser interaction


Breadcrumbs: Linking to Flash Frames

May 20th 2004 | Jason Michael Perry

In this week's breadcrumbs, you'll learn how to use HTML anchor tags to call ActionScript functions. To complete this tutorial, basic knowledge of Flash MX and ActionScripting is recommended.

Skill: Intermediate Code: Actionscript 1 Category: Browser interaction


Working with dynamic anchors

March 30th 2003 | Jens C Brynildsen

Using Flash MX, you can enable the browsers back and forward buttons. Unfortunately, Flash MX cannot create anchors dynamically. There are still ways to build dynamic sites with this feature, but you need to know…

Skill: Intermediate Code: Actionscript 1 Category: Browser interaction