1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 19, 2008 7:12 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Full Path of selected File

    KalemKutu
      Hi together,

      in our programming project we are facing a problem with handling of files.
      Due to the security it is not possible to handle local files via flash.
      This is what I figured out by searching via google.

      But is it possible to get just the full path of a user selected file?

      Scenario
      The flash file we are using is embedded in a local stand alone application,
      i.e. it is not on the server and also not embedded in html, php, jsp, ...

      User clicks on a button. A pop-up window displays the directory structure.
      User can navigate to a directory within local drive and select a file.

      Currently we only get the file name like process.pdf
      But we also want to have the full path like C:\Documents\Project1\process.pdf

      So we only need this full-path string. We don't want to do anything with the selected file with flash

      How is this possible, to get full file path with flash by using flex 3?

      Thanks a lot
      K.K.
        • 1. Re: Full Path of selected File
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          "KalemKutu" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:gig89e$f1v$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Hi together,
          >
          > in our programming project we are facing a problem with handling of files.
          > Due to the security it is not possible to handle local files via flash.
          > This is what I figured out by searching via google.
          >
          > But is it possible to get just the full path of a user selected file?
          >
          > Scenario
          > The flash file we are using is embedded in a local stand alone
          > application,
          > i.e. it is not on the server and also not embedded in html, php, jsp, ...
          >
          > User clicks on a button. A pop-up window displays the directory structure.
          > User can navigate to a directory within local drive and select a file.
          >
          > Currently we only get the file name like process.pdf
          > But we also want to have the full path like
          > C:\Documents\Project1\process.pdf
          >
          > So we only need this full-path string. We don't want to do anything with
          > the
          > selected file with flash
          >
          > How is this possible, to get full file path with flash by using flex 3?

          Sounds like you need to be using AIR