Is This swf Online?

  1. private var _correctPath:String;
  3. //.... somewhere a little later
  5.  if (root.loaderInfo.url.split("http://").length == 1){
  6.         _correctPath = "";
  7.     }else{
  8.         _correctPath = "";
  9.     }

I like to do something like this when I'm working locally... it automatically tells my swf to use an absolute path for php files, xml files etc.... then, when I upload it, the LoaderInfo.url property contains an "http://" so it uses a relative path for all the external files. This is common especially if you don't have php and mysql installed on your machine and need to test these using your server.

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  1. Posted February 11, 2009 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    I’ve got something like this wrapped in a class called Environment for AS2 and AS3.

    Here is the AS2 version:

    And here is the AS3 version:

  2. Posted February 11, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    very cool Matt…. took me awhile to figure out how to do it in AS3 the first time I needed to…. that whole root.loaderInfo thing was confusing at first….

  3. Posted August 8, 2009 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi Zevan! i´m been on your blog for the last hour provably. you have very nice examples. I´ll be back for sure.

    I just read this post, and i would like to share my one line of pure magic code:)

    this is a public static var i have in my document class. so, ican access it from anyclass

    public static var LOCAL:String = Security.sandboxType != Security.REMOTE ? “” : “”;

    All the best

  4. Posted August 8, 2009 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    very nice andre… glad your enjoying the site.

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