4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 11, 2006 3:05 PM by thx1138

    flashVars + HTML Wrapper + Flex 2

    ljonny18 Level 1

      Can someone please help me….

      I am trying to use “flashVars” within my Flex 2 application…..

      I am having trouble incorporating them into the wrapper (HTML file) that is created by default when the flex application is built….

      When I try to include the flashVars in the param and embed script:

      <param name="FlashVars" value="…………." />
      <embed src="…." quality="high" flashvars="………." name="……." play="true" etc………………..

      depending on the context, I get different javaScript conflicts and errors…

      is there a standard format to follow when creating a wrapper for flashVars using Flex 2???

      Can anyone help me, or post an example etc….?

      Thanks, Jon.
        • 1. Re: flashVars + HTML Wrapper + Flex 2
          ntsiii Level 3
          I haven't worked with this myself, but I uderstand that when using the wrapper generated by Flex Builder, the flashvars are actually set using javascript in one of the .js files, not using the html tags.

          • 2. Re: flashVars + HTML Wrapper + Flex 2
            GeorgeWS Level 1
            I am doing this. I modified the html (wrapper). I added to the "flashvars "in the AC_FL_RunContent section of the wrapper. I am passing variables employee and supcomp. So my flashvars looks like:

            "flashvars", 'historyUrl=history.htm%3F&lconid=' + lc_id + '&Employee=#Employee#' + '&SupComp=#SupComp#'
            I also added these variables to the object and the embed tags.
            • 3. Re: flashVars + HTML Wrapper + Flex 2
              First, I found this link helpful: http://webddj.sys-con.com/read/283888.htm

              All I wanted to do was see if I could pass some variables to flash when it first started up. I found the examples in the flex 2 developer guide entitled using flashVars to not be helpful.

              But I did get it working...
              1. I copied the source from the browser after launching flash from flex developer.
              2. I copied this file to <project-name>/assets directory. Don't do that. It needs to be in the <project-name>/bin directory.
              3. I tried to use the example in the flex docs...don't do that. Instead, do a search on AC_FL_RunContent in your wrapper html.
              change this line:
              "flashvars", "historyUrl=history.htm%3F&lconid=' + lc_id + ' ',
              to something like this:
              "flashvars", "historyUrl=history.htm%3F&lconid=' + lc_id + 'firstname=kevin',

              4. In your main application file, make sure you have the following:
              <mx:Application ... initialize="initApp()"
              private var myName:String;
              private function initApp():void{
              myName = Application.application.parameters.firstname;
              <mx:Label text="{myName}"/>

              Hopefully, this gets you up and running. I am by no means a flex expert, and would appreciate feedback if the above isn't the best way to do things.

              • 4. Re: flashVars + HTML Wrapper + Flex 2
                thx1138 Level 1
                If you do anything more than add a few variables you might want to check out FXT. It is search engine friendly and separates the data from the view. Here is some information and step by step instructions.


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