Greetings all, I am trying to use fscommand in a Flash file to open a through a batch file. The ActionScript in my Flash movie is attached to a button. Fscommand EXEC Tutourial (executing external files). Yo, people! Boy, what a day I’ve had. I went all over the Flash Kit boards, looking for help. fscommand(“exec”,” /C start “); I have pdf files in the root directory with the projector file as well as a sub directory called ‘fscommand’.

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Regards David Byng www. Its a shame it won’t launch PDFs Just use the getURL function instead of the fscommand function. As far as calling ecexcuatble is concerned, what version of flash are you using?

Fscommand EXEC Tutourial (executing external files)

In MX, it will only call exe files located in a directory called fscommanf which is one branch down from where the flash movie is stored.


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By joining you are opting in to receive eec. Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden. Anyone know why the FSCommand Exec command doesn’t seem to work?

On a button, I have the following actions: In that is an exe called ar5. I remember reading somewhere it said that Flash Player 6 won’t allow you to launch exe files as a security measure.

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However, I am using Flash 5 and have tried this on several computers where there is a variation between Player 5 and 6. This is the same command as I have used before and it worked fine.


Any help is appreciated Anyone know why this doesn’t work? Anyone got any ideas because if I can’t get this to work then the menu I’m working on is pretty pointless I hope this is of help, Andrew.

Thanks for the detailed reply, but this isn’t going to be used on an HTML page You can link to a bat file to do your work put this in notepad: It will launch PDF’s.

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