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Author: Nuno Mira | Website:

Passing URL variables into Flash using FlashVars and SWFObject

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What you’ll learn:

You’ll learn how to pass variables from the URL into Flash, using SWFObject and FlashVars.


Recently I’ve had to develop an application that would allow the users to create a sports card with their photo, name and favourite number on it.

This application had a form outside of Flash and my task was to integrate the Flash application which was on a page whose URL was something like:

that was generated by the form.

This means that we have three variables:
firstname, lastname and number, with the values of john, doe and 55 respectively.

These are the variables we're interesting in and have to make available to Flash.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2011-02-28
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Nuno Mira has been a Flash Developer for 9 years. He loves teaching, and learning. When he isn't coding he may be surfing or snowboarding.
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