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Flash ActionScript Basic Download File Example

This flash tutorial shows the most basic codes that allow users downloading files from webserver to their local computer.

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Flash Tutorial Content:

This Flash ActionScript tutorial shows how to allow users to download a file from the webserver to their computers.

The Flash Movie of this tutorial is shown as above.

Flash ActionScript Codes:

// Create a new instance of the FileReference class to work with.
var myfileReference:FileReference = new FileReference();


// Create a new URLRequest object specifying the location or URL of the download file.
// URL
// var myRequest:URLRequest = new URLRequest("http://domain.com/index.html");
// relative location
var myRequest:URLRequest = new URLRequest("download_file.txt");


function downloadFile (event:MouseEvent):void {

// Call the download method with the URLRequest object as the parameter.


// Hook up the button with the function downloadFile
download_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, downloadFile);

Download Flash Source File:

Flash Source File as3-download-file-01.fla


This Flash ActionScript tutorial shows how to downloading files from webserver to local computer of users.