1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 15, 2009 9:29 AM by RossRitchey

    link to pdf on a cd


      Hey how do i link to a pdf and other file on a cd from flash? i tried the url thing but thats for web..it keeps launching the browser.....

      i want to launch the file itself

        • 1. Re: link to pdf on a cd
          RossRitchey Level 4

          The flashplayer can only launch the browser by design.


          If you want to open a file that runs outside of the browser, you will need to use the fscommand method.


          in a new text file, write a line similar to the following:


          START nameOfPDF.pdf


          save the text file as "launcher.bat"


          put this bat file in a folder next to your flash executable called "fscommand" - also place the pdf in that folder.


          In the flash:


          fscommand("exec","launcher.bat"); //this launches the batch file, which launches the PDF. This method can be used for any type of file.