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Author: Abdul Gomaa | Website:
OK here is how to create a cookie in Flash backened with PHP.

Firstly we start with the Flash file.
  1. Create a flash button. To do so draw a rectangle, right click on it and select make symbol. select button then press ok.
  2. In the action panel of the button add the following:
    on (release) { cookie = "flashsite"; getURL("input.php", "", "POST"); }
  3. On the action for the frame add the following:
    cookie = "value";
  4. Now you have set a variable as soon as the SWF loads called cookie, when you press the button it changes to flashsite. the seconline takes you to input.php where it sees the variable and acts upon it.
  5. My input.php looks like this:
    PHP Code:

    = $HTTP_POST_VARS['cookie'];

    $cookie == 'flashsite')
    setcookie("asgsoft_redirect", $cookie, time()+31536000);
    header("Location: index.php");
    $cookie == 'nonflash')
    setcookie("asgsoft_redirect", $cookie, time()+31536000);
    header("Location: nonflash");

    $cookie == 'skipintro')
    setcookie("asgsoft_redirect", $cookie, time()+31536000);
    header("Location: index.php?scene2");

  6. This is part of mu upcomming site where it allows the user to select wheather to see flash/nonflash site. if they select flash then whether to see the into or not.
I hope this has been helpful to somebody.
» Level Intermediate

Added: 2005-11-02
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