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Flash AS3 PHP Interaction - PHP Time() Function

This Flash ActionScript PHP Interaction tutorial shows how to load the output of PHP time() function into flash. Actually you can use any PHP build-in functions.

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Flash Tutorial Content:

By using the enormous PHP build-in functions, very interesting flash application can easily be made.

The Flash Movie of this tutorial is shown as above.

PHP File Codes:


echo(date("D F d Y",$t));


The output of the PHP file will display the current date as shown in the above flash movie.

Flash ActionScript Codes:

// define the PHP file that will be loaded
var phpFile:String = "myfile3.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 date field
date_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-03.fla


This Flash ActionScript PHP tutorial shows how to use PHP function with Flash.