Actionscript limitations

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Post 3+ Months Ago

If I used Flash MX to build a site. I presume it uses Actionscript 2.0

Would this mean that certain Flash players would be unable to use it?

Is there a minimum Flash player? eg Flash 4 or 5

I am contemplating using Flash for a business card ordering system and combining it with PHP and MySQL. Anyone tried these together? Are they any good?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Flash MX 2004 utalises AS 2.0, Flash MX and below use AS 1.0.

I believe AS 2.0 also uses Flash Player 7 as a minimum.

Flash cannot communicate directly with the server therefore has to talk to it via PHP using the loadVars command. This is pretty easy to do and is not to porblematic.

Obviously once the server has the PHP vars, its just simple SQL to insert the data into a DB etc.

FPHP/MySQL go well together [ as I`m sure you know ] flash just adds some extra graphic aesthetics to it :D
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I am currently using MX 2004.

I know for a fact that the vast majority of my users will not have a Flash 7 player. This is a bit of a pain.

To utilise Actionscript 1.0 it's just a matter a flicking the right switch when publishing the movie from 2004.
But will I lose some functions I have written in actionscript 2.0 or will they be converted to 1.0?

I wish everyone was forced to update to the latest versions of evereything. It would make my life so much easier. :roll:
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You can lose data by converting back and forth from MX and MX2004.

What you can do instead is (well every flash site should do this) put a warning that the latest flash plugin is required to view the site. And also if you check out the publish settings in Flash, you can have it pop-up a notification upon viewing the Flash file whether or not the viewer needs to update to view it.

But if you look at the Flash Plugin version penetration chart, it shouldn't be much of a problem...

http://www.macromedia.com/software/play ... n.html#ft1
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Blimey

92.3%

That's not bad at all. In fact I can live with that

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Tim
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Yeah, and that was back in March. Think about how it is now ;)

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