Flash How to create preloader with multiple files


Hi I'm wanting to know if its possible to create a preloader that launches two external files
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Really need help with page aware flash menu and AS3

Hi all I followed a tutorial online to create a flash menu that 'knew' which page it was on via javascript (http://www.flashmagazine.com/tutoria...ng_javascript/). The menu worked until I assigned links to the buttons. The code for the menu is: Code: stop(); // setup our 5 buttons item1.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, gotoURL); item2.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, gotoURL); item3.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, gotoURL); item4.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, gotoURL); item5.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, gotoURL); // grab variables try { var key:String; var val:String; var flashvars:Object = LoaderInfo(this.root.loaderInfo).parameters; for (key in flashvars) { val = String(flashvars[key]); if(key == "item"){ // If the parameter is called 'item'... if(val.substr(0,4) == "item"){ // ... and the name of the button starts with the characters 'item'... // ... we can extract the number-part of the item-name and go to the correct frame var frameToGoTo:Number = Number( val.substr(4,1) ); gotoAndStop( frameToGoTo+1 ); } } } } catch (error:Error) { // what to do if an error occurs } // Get the new page function gotoURL(e:MouseEvent):void { // First we grab the URL of the HTML document and split it into an array var htmlUrl:String = ExternalInterface.call("window.location.href.toString"); // split the string at the questionmark var splitUrl:Array = htmlUrl.split(""); // use only the first part (ditch existing parameters) var trimmedUrl:String = splitUrl[0]; // get the name of the button clicked and set it as a parameter var parameters:String = "item="+e.currentTarget.name; trace("parameters "+parameters); // combine url and parameters with a new questionmark var requester:URLRequest = new URLRequest(trimmedUrl+""+parameters); // reload the page navigateToURL(requester, '_self'); } And the code for the buttons is: Code: item1.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK,goindex1); function goindex1(e:MouseEvent){ var request = new URLRequest("http://www.designsubway.com/index1.htmlitem=item1"); navigateToURL(request,"_self"); } item2.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK,goindex2); function goindex2(e:MouseEvent){ var request = new URLRequest("http://www.designsubway.com/index2.htmlitem=item2"); navigateToURL(request,"_self"); } item3.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK,goindex3); function goindex3(e:MouseEvent){ var request = new URLRequest("http://www.designsubway.com/index3.htmlitem=item3"); navigateToURL(request,"_self"); } item4.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK,goindex4); function goindex4(e:MouseEvent){ var request = new URLRequest("http://www.designsubway.com/index4.htmlitem=item4"); navigateToURL(request,"_self"); } item5.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK,goindex5); function goindex5(e:MouseEvent){ var request = new URLRequest("http://www.designsubway.com/index5.htmlitem=item5"); navigateToURL(request,"_self"); } As you can see item1 should go to http://www.designsubway.com/index1.htmlitem=item1. The item=item1 part means that the button 'item1' is highlighted. This works for fine if you click the buttons incrementally (button1 then button2...) but doesn't worki if you go back down through the sequence, only the part after the '' changes not that page itself. I am sorry if this is not explained very well but I am a total noob. You can see a working example at http://www.designsubway.com/index1.htmlitem=item1
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export flash AS3 code to a class file and use it...

Hi... I have this code in my .fla file. What it does, in a nutshell, is get data from a .xml and display it in a movieclip. And, what i would like to do is palce this code in a .as file and use it from there. Can anyone help me on this AS3 Code: -------------------------------------------- Code: import gs.TweenMax; import fl.motion.easing.*; import gs.*; import gs.easing.*; import flash.display.Loader; import classes.CustomURLNavigator; stage.scaleMode = StageScaleMode.NO_SCALE; var xmlLoader:URLLoader = new URLLoader(); var xmlData:XML = new XML(); var teste:Number = 0; var imageURLs = new Array(); var descHolders = new Array(); var imageHolders = new Array(); var loadedImages:Number = 0; var loadedText:Number = 0; var rows:Number = 0; var columns:Number = 1; var calc:Number = 0; var imageWidth:Number = 71; var imageHeight:Number = 69; var descWidth:Number = 440; var descHeight:Number = 40; var tituloWidth:Number = 280; var tituloHeight:Number = 18; var fonteWidth:Number = 100; var fonteHeight:Number = 18; var dataWidth:Number = 60; var dataHeight:Number = 18; var padding:Number = 1.35; var paddingTitulo:Number = 5.2; var paddingDesc:Number = 2.35; var paddingFonte:Number = 5.2; var left:Number = 10; 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formatoTitulo.align = TextFormatAlign.LEFT; formatoTitulo.font = "Verdana"; formatoTitulo.size = 9; formatoTitulo.bold = true; formatoTitulo.color = 0xFFFFFF; var formatoFonteData:TextFormat = new TextFormat(); formatoFonteData.align = TextFormatAlign.RIGHT; formatoFonteData.font = "Verdana"; formatoFonteData.size = 9; formatoFonteData.bold = false; formatoFonteData.color = 0xFFFFFF; square.graphics.lineStyle(2,0xFFFFFF); square.graphics.drawRect(0,0,imageWidth,imageHeight); square.x = left + j * imageWidth * padding; square.y = top + i * imageHeight * padding; imageHolder.x = left + j * imageWidth * padding; imageHolder.y = top + i * imageHeight * padding; tituloHolder.x = 90; tituloHolder.y = top + i * tituloHeight * paddingTitulo; tituloHolder.width = tituloWidth; tituloHolder.height = tituloHeight; tituloHolder.selectable = false; tituloHolder.antiAliasType = AntiAliasType.ADVANCED; tituloHolder.sharpness = 100; //tituloHolder.border = true; descHolder.x = 90; descHolder.y = tituloHeight + top + i * descHeight * paddingDesc; descHolder.width = descWidth; descHolder.height = descHeight; descHolder.selectable = false; descHolder.embedFonts = false; descHolder.antiAliasType = AntiAliasType.ADVANCED; descHolder.sharpness = 100; descHolder.multiline = true; descHolder.wordWrap = true; //descHolder.border = true; fontHolder.x = 90 + tituloWidth; //fontHolder.y = descHeight + tituloHeight + top + i * fonteHeight * paddingFonte; fontHolder.y = top + i * tituloHeight * paddingTitulo; fontHolder.width = fonteWidth; fontHolder.height = fonteHeight; fontHolder.selectable = false; fontHolder.antiAliasType = AntiAliasType.ADVANCED; fontHolder.sharpness = 100; //fontHolder.border = true; dataHolder.x = 90 + tituloWidth + fonteWidth; //dataHolder.y = descHeight + tituloHeight + top + i * dataHeight * paddingFonte; dataHolder.y = top + i * tituloHeight * paddingTitulo; dataHolder.width = dataWidth; dataHolder.height = dataHeight; dataHolder.selectable = false; dataHolder.antiAliasType = AntiAliasType.ADVANCED; dataHolder.sharpness = 100; //dataHolder.border = true; var preloader:StarPreloader = new StarPreloader(); preloader.x = imageWidth / 2; preloader.y = imageHeight / 2; imageHolder.addChild(preloader); imageHolder.preloader = preloader; tituloHolder.text = noticiasInput.Noticia.titulo.text()[i]; descHolder.text = noticiasInput.Noticia.desc.text()[i]; fontHolder.text = noticiasInput.Noticia.fonte.text()[i]; dataHolder.text = noticiasInput.Noticia.data.text()[i]; preloader.addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, rotatePreloader); tituloHolder.setTextFormat(formatoTitulo); descHolder.setTextFormat(formatoDesc); fontHolder.setTextFormat(formatoFonteData); dataHolder.setTextFormat(formatoFonteData); var url:String = "http://www.google.com"; var customURLNavigator:CustomURLNavigator = new CustomURLNavigator(url); imageHolder.buttonMode = true; imageHolder.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, customURLNavigator.callLink); fim += 79; content.addChild(square); content.addChild(imageHolder); content.addChild(tituloHolder); content.addChild(descHolder); content.addChild(fontHolder); content.addChild(dataHolder); calc = rows - 1; if(i == calc) { var blankArea:TextField = new TextField(); blankArea.x = 0; blankArea.y = fim + 55;//dataHolder.y + 10; blankArea.width = 30; blankArea.height = 30; blankArea.selectable = false; blankArea.visible = false; blankArea.border = true; content.addChild(blankArea); } imageHolders.push(imageHolder); } } loadImage(); } } loadText(); function loadImage():void { var loader:Loader = new Loader(); var urlRequest:URLRequest = new URLRequest(imageURLs[0]); loader.load(urlRequest); loader.contentLoaderInfo.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, imageLoaded); imageURLs.splice(0,1); } function imageLoaded(e:Event):void { var image:Bitmap = (Bitmap)(e.target.content); var holder:MovieClip = imageHolders[loadedImages]; holder.addChild(image); TweenLite.from(holder, 3, {alpha: 0}); TweenLite.to(holder.preloader, 1, {scaleX: 2, scaleY: 2, alpha: 0, onComplete:tweenFinished, onCompleteParams:[holder.preloader, holder]}); 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Need help passing PHP variable through flash MC

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Friends, i need a small help from u . Actually i will tell u the reqmnt wat am looking for... i've done some animation in flash 8 and it was simple animation moving a movieclip vertically from keyframe 1 to 100. And i published the animation, i got an html file as well. still now everything is good. i can click the html file and can see the o/p... now when am trying to open the same html second time, i need to display a popup mentioning do u want to continue the animation from wher u stoped... on clicking yes, it has to start from wher u stopd earlier. if no, start from the beginning of the keyframe... its more or less like bookmark functionality !! how to achieve this !! waiting for ur replies... i need to finish this task asap. Rajesh
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actionscript 3 and flash topic

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Passing Variables to flash

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my flash vars not working. bleh.

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[AS3] using the flash.net.NetConnection class

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Help scaling down a flash website to fit screen resolution ?

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flashVars?

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Putting a php var into my flash AS3

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AS3 Full browser flash

am currently building a full browser site using as3 and will probably have loads of questions.. i am able to get it all expanding correctly etc.. 1. i want a preloader bar that expands the width of the stage but cant figure out how to get this working as my resize listener is called after the preloader has completed 2. when a movie clip is resized with the listener it stops it from playing.. im not really sure of the correct way to structure a full browser flash site so any help would be great! cheers
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Best way to SEO a full flash site??

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bytesTotal issue with flashplayer 10 ?

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Passing a variable to flash

I'm pretty new to AS3 and although I keep seeing the same solution all over the forums, I can't seem to get my flash movie to work properly. I'm trying to pass a parameter id from a URL to my movie...for example: http://www.mysite.com/xmas_2111.swfid=3 Here is the AS code: Code: var xmlLoader:URLLoader = new URLLoader(); var xmlData:XML = new XML(); var idString:String = root.loaderInfo.parameters.id; xmlLoader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, LoadXML); xmlLoader.load(new URLRequest ("xmas.xml")); function LoadXML(e:Event):void { xmlData = new XML(e.target.data); ParseNames(xmlData); } function ParseNames(nameInput:XML):void { var nameRecipient = nameInput.Recipient.(@id == idString).firstname; firstname.text = nameRecipient; var nameSender = nameInput.Recipient.(@id == idString).sender; sender.text = nameSender; var titleSender = nameInput.Recipient.(@id == idString).title; jobtitle.text = titleSender; } And here is the html code where the flash movie is embedded: Code: AC_FL_RunContent( 'codebase','http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,28,0','width','550','height','400','src','xmas_2111','quality','high','pluginspage','http://www.adobe.com/shockwave/download/download.cgiP1_Prod_Version=ShockwaveFlash','movie','xmas_2111' ); //end AC code If I comment out this line in the actionscript: Code: var idString:String = root.loaderInfo.parameters.id; then replace it with a value like this: Code: var idString:String = "3"; it reads the correct elements from my xml file as hoped! I just can't seem to take the id value from the query string and pass it to the variable idString...so, so frustrating! Any suggestions are most welcome. Cheers, W
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Html text in flash

. I have some Html text loaded into my flash movie through an external text file and formatted through an external css file. I know I can make links from that text to other websites but I was wondering if it would be possible at all to link some of that text to a specific section of my flash website. Also the text file is a very long CV file and that is why I have decided to load it and format it like this, so any updates that need to be done to the text can be dealt with easily without having to open flash. I have a question: can you think of anything why this procedure is not worth doing Thank you always for your support! Andres.
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flash object in dreamweaver template

HEY y'all! I have a page loaded that is supposed to have a flash object, I put a text line in where the object should be............ I guess my first question, is, is it possible to add a flash object to a dreamweaver template, and if so, is there something "specific" i have to add or change in order for it to be viewed Take a look at the below link...any help or suggestions would be helpful!
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Is this possible with flash or not

I am trying to create a movie that will resize depending on the data that will be displayed in it. I have an intial movie with stage set to 800*600 and if you click a button then the stage height chages to let say 1000. but because my movie height is set to 600 the remaining bit is chopped off. so is there a way to change the stage height dynamically
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image display bug in flash 9?

hello all, i'm having a strange image display problem where i load an external image onto the stage, then at runtime if i put a sprite over part of that image, say a pulldown menu covers the image temporarily, after the sprite goes away the image repaints with a 2 or 3 pixel offset from the uncovered part of the image. this happens regardless of any dpi adjustment in the image or the image format (.jpg, .png, .gif). this happens regardless of whether i load from an external file or from the library. any clues michael
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getHours flash Cache issue AS3.0

hello, I am trying to get time from user`s PC, and change contents depending on if it`s day or night. the following code works perfectly when I preview within flash. it updates everthing when an event occurs. BUT it only works first time when I open it from HTML, unless I clear browser`s cash. Code: var nowStat:String; stage.root.addEventListener(Event.ADDED, getTime); function getTime(e:Event):void { var hour:Number = now.getHours(); if (hour > 6 && hour < 18){ nowStat = "day"; trace(nowStat); }else { nowStat = "night"; trace(nowStat); } } can anybody help me P.S. I`m using AS 3.0 Thank you.
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Help regarding flash player security warning

Hi I am using truveo XML api and i get the thumbnails url of the videos from it and display it in my flash, when i compile the flash and preview the movie it works fine, it displays the images correctly.. but when i export the movie and open the swf it says a flash security domain error that the flash swf file is trying to access the xml.truveo.com... what should i do............ if i make a projector, it works fine.. but i want the swf to work... i am publishing it and if i open the html page also i get the same error.. plssss tell me what should i do.. currently i tried adding Security.allowDomain("xml.truveo.com"); but it doesnt work.. plsss tell me what to do.. when i compile the flash it works fine, but when i export it,its not working.. i know it ll work when i add the location of the swf in the flash security settings in adobe website, but this file is a widget, it can be added at anyone's location.. so tell me what i should do.. i have to make it work as such.. without adding anything in adobe site.. pls friends help me
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Help Passing username and password to browser from flash/php

I am using a secured system from that I had a flash file sending parameters to php file which will update the database.In that when i am executing the flash file the browser is always asking username and password.So I am new to flash can some one help me to pass values to browser from flash or Can we pass them from PHP .please suggest me.
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Dynamically create and export .mp3's from AS3.0 and flash?

I'm brand new here, well rather, I've been getting help from these forums for a very long time and am just now actually joining! First, thanks to on here... the help has been invaluable! Now on to the question! Ok so I'm working on an audio project, a sequencer to be exact, kind of like on splicemusic.com but much simpler. The hang up I'm having is what method to use to actually process and create .mp3's based on the music in the player that the user can download It's easy enough to extract a kind of array skeleton of which tracks to use where and what not, but actually converting the data into an .mp3 is where I'm stuck. I was just hoping that someone may have some experience with some kind of web app/ api/ php method/ that could be used to feed it sounds and have it spit back an .mp3 file, or even any idea on how to build one myself, which is also fine. Kind of like the method of using php to convert bitmap data into .jpegs, etc.
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flash unload problem - memory issue

I am using the loader class to load an swf into a container. That seems pretty basic, but it's creating this huge memory usage in the browser. In other words, my swfs are not getting unloaded. And, the more that load, the bigger the memory usage gets. It's my understanding that I need to get rid of the loader, remove child, and null it. But, I can't seem to figure this out. Any help is greatly appreciated. // load Home Movie into container on stage var loader:Loader = new Loader(); var request:URLRequest = new URLRequest(nextMovie + ".swf"); loader.load(request); container.addChild(loader); btn1.gotoAndStop("on"); // this function is called at the closing of the clip that is active. it is called from the timeline of the active clip, it's last frame. function movieLoad(){ var loader:Loader = new Loader(); var request:URLRequest = new URLRequest(nextMovie + ".swf"); loader.load(request); container.addChild(loader); }
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Good XML nodes for "flash cards"

Hidey ho, first time here, and I'm liking what I see so far. Very nice tutorials on the site. Wish I came here sooner! So, as an utter newbie at XML, I am trying to teach myself some AS3 and XML integration by making a flash card program within Flash CS3. I'm not entirely sure what to do within Flash, but I'll burn that bridge when I get there. For now, I want to set up an XML file that is conducive to flash cards. After some poking around, I have decided to write the data in the following way: Code: The smallest unit structure of living things is the... mucous nucleus protein cell One Greek term meaning back is... lateral ventral dorsal anterior What is the enlargement of the extremities centesis acromegaly paralysis dermatitis So, my question is: Is this a good structure for a flash card This will go into AS3, but naturally I welcome input from all angles. Who knows what I'll use for flash cards later on I've never constructed flash cards using XML before, so I'm a little hesitant. Kevin
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Creating flash application from existing database

I was just wondering, for example, if I had an existing database for an airline company or similar that was already a website - am I were able to create a flash application where I can utilise the existing code/backend database and create a spiffy flash application. What things would I need/need to know before I can undertake such a program In the end I'm hoping to then make a touchscreen program. Cheers!
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[AS3] send Object DataType, flash->PHP (simple Q)

Hi people, simple question How can i get the property values from an Object datatype in PHP situation: AS3.0 example Using AS3.0 i am sending to PHP two variables inside an Object like this: Code: var var1:int = Math.floor( Math.random( ) * 100 ); var var2:String = "test string"; var test:Object = new Object(); test.var1 = var1; test.var2 = var2; var request:URLRequest = new URLRequest( "path_to_php_file" ); request.data = test; request.method = URLRequestMethod.POST; var loader:URLLoader = new URLLoader( ); loader.addEventListener( Event.COMPLETE, handleResponse ); loader.load( request ); situation: PHP example path_to_php_file points to PHP file called from flash, its content looks like this: Code: The result is traced in flash (function handleResponse ), and it traces: Code: GLOBALS:__ file_get_contents:__[object Object] POST:__Array i also tried.. (not working) echo $fgc->var1 // returns empty string echo $fgc['var1'] // returns left bracket --> [ (lol..) echo $_POST[0] // returns empty string my questions 1. GLOBALS: why does $GLOBALS['HTTP_RAW_POST_DATA'] return empty string 2. file_get_contents: how can i trace values of properties var1 and var2 inside PHP 3. POST: how can i trace values of that Array datatype inside PHP You see, this is simple problem, and i am complete llama with PHP Thank You so much for Your time..
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embed Font to flash

i use a particular font in my flash animation. how can i include/embed it to flash animation in order to be sure that user will have no problem to see it or no default font to select at start up
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web flash button

i see in all website made with flash that people have a menu bar with something which looks like button. those buttons include text and a picture usually and an animation when mouse pointer is over those buttons. i would like to do the same so i was thinking that inserting a new symbol as button could be the main layout for a button. inside this button i could insert a layer including dynamic text and another layer for the picture. i try to setup the dynamic text value on fly directly from my main stage but without success. if my button instance is called ibut_aboutus and the dynamic text instance is call txt_aboutus. so i try to do this.ibut_aboutus.txt_aboutus.text = "my new text button"; but this generate me an error as such property does not exist. how is it possible is there another possibility to do such button without have to convert all my dynamic text to button symbol thx. A
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Kinda urgent question (code error = frozen flash :S), and then a URL question

Code: import flash.net.navigateToURL; import flash.net.URLRequest; navigateToURL(new URLRequest('http://www.url.org/',"_blank"); There is no autoRecovery u must save ur work often.
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Dynamically change the of a page via flash

Not sure if this is the best place to ask but here goes: Anyone know how I can use swfobject or something else to change the page title of my html container page depending on where a user is in the flash swf I realize it will mean sending a var from flash and likely firing some javascript in my html doc but beyond that I'm stumped as the page doesn't refresh.
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flash package

Does anyone know if the flash package is exposed anywhere, or is it just built into the player I'd like to have a look at e.g. flash.events.Event Ta
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making a modem interface with flash ?

Hi Is it possible to make a modem interface using flash... I couldnt find any codes that can do network job(like connecting an IP adddress with actionscript). Is there any document that includes suitable actionscript codes for LAN/WAN operations. or did someone work a project like this
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writing xml with flash

Hi! I made a gallery in flash, it is updated with xml. I need to give this gallery to my client wich it really NOT experienced with computers. So I was wondering if there is a way to update the xml throug a flash interface or html interface so the user does not need to download the file, update the file, and upload the file.
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flash does not see my updated .as files on a server

I have a flash app with many .as files. When I change one of them and resave it to the server and then refresh the flash app, it does not see the new .as files. In IE and FireFox I have deleted my cache and history but the flash app is still reading an old .as file. Is there a way to have flash always look to see if any.as files are new
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