I've scanned the forums and googled till my eyes hurt and
can't find a solution for this, so can anyone help...
I've built a flash/CF application that creates online courses
and then can export the data into XML and relevant sub folders,
along with a "run course.exe" so it can be run locally. I've a load
of these courses written and exported - all in their own
subdirectories under the main "training" directory - but now want
to build a "launcher" in flash. In a nutshell, a load of buttons
that will run the exe's that are in the subs.
I've used Fscommand("exec"... to try and launch the courses,
but this has certain limitations namely that the "executable" needs
to be in an fscommand folder...however, all my executables look in
subdirs that have the same name, so they need to be in subs of
their own...which fscommand doesn't like. So my dir structure at
the moment is like this
c:\Training\fscommand\course1 <--- exe in here
c:\Training\fscommand\course2 <--- exe in here
To get around this, i've created batch files that effectively
run the exe in the subs (course1, course2)...BUT that means I'm
left with a Command window open until the user finishes with the
course - very nasty!
So...is there an alternative to using fscommand in a local
environment that will run from any location given? I'm using Flash
I've looked at ExternalInterface, but can't get my head
around it, and don't even know if it will do the job.