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Author: Gabriel Gates | Website: http://utillc.com

Flash / PHP forum system

There are only 3 parts of this object that make everything work.

1. - Flash object
2. - Text document
3. - Php File (with serverside php handler)

Flash Object

First start off with a few input boxes (make sure you change them to input type in the text
properties). Than give those input boxes names. You will also need a dynamic text box for viewing
the posts. Make sure that this text box is bigger and style for multiline wordwrap,
as the font will need to be viewed without scrolling over with mouse.

Than you will need to make a submit button. I also made a reset button for my sample. Put the
following actions into the button "on (release) {
if (name!=null & message!=null) {
getURL ("mssystem.php", "_self", "POST");

Than in your first frame of the movie put the following code to get the posts from your file
loadVariablesNum ("mss.txt", 0);
stop ();

Than make 2 scrolling buttons with the following actions.
on (release) {
return1.scroll = return1.scroll-1;

"just change the other buttons actions to "+1" instead of "-" to make it scroll up instead of down.

Better understanding the submit actions - The reason for setting the values of the variables to null
is to make sure the .php file doesn't see a variable to post when there isn't one there.

Better understanding the first frame actions - The purpose of loading variables, is to place the
sent messages from the file back into flash again.

» Level Intermediate

Added: 2007-07-06
Rating: 7.57 Votes: 7
» Author
Working with flash for 5 years, 20 years old male, live in Lakeland Florida. Flash 5 is my preferred editor, along with notepad.
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