I am new to Flex and as it is now not anymore a cost issue,
we are trying to get a better and deeper look at this technology to
built our next web projects/applications.
As I tried to convert some of our work in ColdFusion, I did
not found anything YET that is can deal with URL parameters. In
coldfusion, for example, we can deal with URL.[variablename]. In
our case, we had used this method previously to deal with the
language (such as English, French and Spanish). How to retrieve and
deal with this kind of information in Flex?
Ok, I have not actually done this in 2.0, but here goes.
First in 1.5, you could do what you show because the mxml
file was on a servr, and that server coud take your parameters, and
use them when it generated the html wrapper to create and pass
"flashvars" into the SWF. In 1.5 the values would go into public
variables witht he same name as the parameter/flashvar.
In 2.0, the same thing can be done, but since you don't have
a Flex server(unless you use FDS), you must call an asp or jsp or
some other dynamic html generation platform, which can take the
parameters and build the object/embed tag with the flashvars. You
access the values in flex using a special object (parameters?
arguments? I don't exactly recall.)
After few experiences, I found that it is possible to include
more than one compiled SWF (compiled with Flex technology) so I am
now able to navigate through normal ColdFusion page and than, have
a better management on URL parameters.
Thank you for your in as it serve me to look for another
solution than the SWF itself.