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Download files without PHP or another external programming

Jun 13, 2012 1:46 PM



I have a question that is leaving me sleep every night.


How to download a file without using PHP or another programming language, only using Flash CS5.5 and ActionScript 3.


This is possible?


Fernando Oliveira

AS3 Programming.

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    Jun 13, 2012 2:18 PM   in reply to NandinhuuOliveira

    If your browser does not recognize the extention of a file, instead of opening it starts downloading it.


    if you use a link like this then will open the image
    but if you use page then start the download

    The advantage of PHP is that although it is an image you can do to start a download

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    Jun 13, 2012 3:24 PM   in reply to NandinhuuOliveira

    If I understand you right you want all of these desktops (170?) to be able to download some files specified in an XML file.


    To use the local filesystem (e.g. save a file) you will need to make an executable. A user loading a SWF in their browser will never have access to downloading and saving a file to the users computer. Flash is designed that way, so you're not worried a website is saving files on your computer (beyond innocent cookies). 


    You can use Adobe AIR which can save files or use a SWF projector extender like MDM Zinc or Screentime's mProjector. They can do as much and sometimes a lot more than AIR. I use all 3 and I download files in apps (AIR) and desktop (MDM Zinc). All 3 executables can be made for Windows, OSX and Linux. 


    Is an executable acceptable?

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    Jun 13, 2012 4:22 PM   in reply to NandinhuuOliveira

    Feel free to post any questions saving local files on those methods.


    You're welcome and good luck!

    NandinhuuOliveira wrote:


    I'll see how it works.

    Thank you ..

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