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Mar 13, 2012 3:42 PM

Hi all,

I'm testing AS3 calling Javascript. It works in FF but not in IE8. I'm suspecting is a version problem but not sure.Can someone take a look? TIA  -s

Here is my environment:

OS: Win7 Pro 64bit.

CS4 installed.

then Flash player updated to 11.1 (no touch to the CS4 Flash installation dirs).


Here is the AS3 code:

import flash.external.ExternalInterface;



function f0():Boolean {"ff1");
return true;
function startTest():void {
if (ExternalInterface.available) {
  try {
   ExternalInterface.addCallback("f100", f0);
  } catch (error:Error) {
   trace("An Error occurred: " + error.message + "\n");


Here is Javascipt part:

<script type="text/javascript">
   function ff1()   {    alert("From AS")   }
function f101() {    window.setTimeout(f100, 2000)   } 
  function f100(){
   var a=document.getElementById("fltest");
  a.f100() // got error message here
window.onload= f101;

<div id="test"><object classid="clsid:d27cdb6e-ae6d-11cf-96b8-444553540000" codebase=" rsion=10,0,0,0" width="215" height="318" id="fltest" align="middle">
<param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
<param name="allowFullScreen" value="false" />
<param name="movie" value="test.swf" /><param name="quality" value="high" /><param name="wmode" value="transparent" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#ffffff" /> <embed src="pet.swf" quality="high" wmode="transparent" bgcolor="#ffffff" width="215" height="318" name="fltest" align="middle" allowScriptAccess="sameDomain" allowFullScreen="false" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="" />

  • kglad
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    Mar 13, 2012 3:55 PM   in reply to seanad1209

    if you're not seing that alert "From AS", you probably have incorrect swf embedding code.  to remedy, use the embedding code published by flash.


    i wouldn't expect your addCallback is going to work.  to remedy, check the flash help files for sample callback code.

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  • kglad
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    Mar 14, 2012 8:30 PM   in reply to seanad1209

    a.f100 makes no sense.


    are you trying to call an actionscript function from javascript?  if so, check the flash help files (externalinterface) for info and sample code on how to use addcallback.

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  • kglad
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    Mar 19, 2012 10:13 PM   in reply to seanad1209


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