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no. the printer dialogue box will be displayed and require user interaction before printing starts. if that's ok, use the flash printjob.
so there is no other way at all?? Darn
How about creating an e-mailer that does not rely on PHP or ASP, something that can send through outlook.
OR... even have it save the contents of that dynamic text box to a file?
Got my fingers crossed. :D
you can save the contents to a file without any user interaction (but that will rely on php or some other server-side scripting).
and you can send the contents via email (without server-side scripting) using the user's default email program (if they have one), without user interaction.
kglad: I'm not sure the last part of this statement is correct: and you can send the contents via email (without server-side scripting) using the user's default email program (if they have one), without user interaction.
kglad: (I think you meant to say the opposite). But if it were correct, I'd be uninstalling that email client very rapidly, lol.
lol. yes, their email program (if they have a default one) will require interaction before it sends email.
Hmm... Ok, Thanks anyways.
Can I atleast export it to a text file or anything>
Is there anything else I can do?
Basically there's nothing you can do directly from flash inside a web page, it needs to go via a server to be saved locally.
If you're using a standalone projector style application then yes you can do that. But not with the regular flash projector. You need a projector wrapper /3rd party tool that gives you access to the file system.
Actually, this will be a stand alone EXE file.. I am hoping to have the contents of a dynamic text box either Emailed, saved as file, printed, or any way to get it out of flash.. anything just short of sitting there with a pen and paper and copying it myself ;)
Then you can check out 3rd party apps like MDM Zinc, Swf studio etc. They offer extended APIs that let you access the file system, reading and saving files, directories etc... and a whole lot more. I doubt whether you would be able to avoid the printer dialog though.
There's one call Haxe as well that's free (but requires another runtime as well I think, I haven't used it).
For as3 code, there's Adobe AIR.
I tried MDM, but its a few hundred $, and I could'nt get Haxe to work. :(
I am truly lost on this one.
Unfortunately, this makes the project a complete failure.
It was worth a shot i guess.
Thank you for everything.