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Pass PHP Single Variable to Flash ActionScript Tutorial

This Flash ActionScript 3 PHP communication tutorial shows how to pass a single PHP variable to Actionscript.

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Flash Tutorial Content:

This is a basic Flash ActionScript PHP communication tutorial. It only pass a single PHP variable to Actionscript.

The Flash Movie of this tutorial is shown as above.

PHP File Codes:


$myname = "Alex";

echo "Candidate=" . $myname;


The output of the PHP file is "Candidate=Alex" which is name-value pair variable.

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 "VARIABLES"
// This ensure variables loaded into Flash with same variable names
myLoader.dataFormat = URLLoaderDataFormat.VARIABLES;

// Create a new URLRequest object specifying the location or URL
// of the PHP file.
var urlRequest:URLRequest = new URLRequest(phpFile);


//Load the PHP file into the loader by using URLRequest

//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 the value with variable name "Candidate"
candidate_txt.text = evt.target.data.Candidate;


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

Download Flash Source File:

Flash Source File as3-php-communication-11.fla


This Flash ActionScript tutorial shows how to pass single PHP variable to AS.