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Flash AS3 PHP Interaction - PHP Output Plain Text Only

This tutorial shows how to use Flash ActionScript 3 to interact with PHP files. The output of the PHP file is simply a plain text.

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Flash Tutorial Content:

You can use Flash ActionScript to interact with PHP files. This can extend the power and flexiblity of Flash especially if you are good at Programming.

The first Flash Movie of this tutorial is shown as above.

PHP File Codes:


$myname = "Alex";

echo $myname;


The output of the PHP file is "Alex". Of course this can be a block of plain text.

Flash ActionScript Codes:

// define the PHP file that will be loaded
var phpFile:String = "myfile1.php";


function loadFile(evt:MouseEvent):void {

//Create a URLLoader object with the name myLoader
var myLoader:URLLoader = new URLLoader();

// Specify dataFormat propery of the URLLoader to be "TEXT"
// (This step is optional since the default dataFormat is "TEXT"
myLoader.dataFormat = URLLoaderDataFormat.TEXT;

//Load the text file by using URLRequest
var urlRequest:URLRequest = new URLRequest(phpFile);

//Listen when the loading of PHP file COMPLETE
//Call the loadComplete function when the loading COMPLETE
myLoader.addEventListener(Event.COMPLETE, loadComplete);


function loadComplete(evt:Event):void {

//Display content in Message Box
candidate_txt.text = evt.target.data;


// Hook up the button with the function loadFile
enter_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, loadFile);

Download Flash Source File:

Flash Source File as3-php-communication-01.fla


This Flash ActionScript tutorial shows how to interact with PHP file with plain text output.