Search engine inside of SWF?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Does flash have any built in search functions?
I have a bunch of data inside an swf and I would like to give
users the ability to search within that data. I could create my
own index file and point each entry back to a specific frame or
something but I'm sure there is an easier way.

Any thoughts?


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  • lostinbeta
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Well anything is searchable if it's stored properly I suppose. It wouldn't be easy though. My guess is looping through text/strings using indexOf and storing the finds in an array with the data required... and then parsing that somehow.
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Nope, no pre-installed search engine scripts in flash. That of course does not mean it is not achievable using actionscript, sadly I have no idea how exactly that is to be done.
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Well i'm thinking you might want to use an array here. What i have done in recent past is use PHP but then i was searching for stuff outside of flash. but the results i displayedd within flash. In this instance i think an array is most adviseable. Goodluck :roll:

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