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Flash ActionScript Send Single Variable to PHP Tutorial

This Flash ActionScript 3 PHP communication tutorial shows how to send a single variable from ActionScript to PHP.

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Flash Tutorial Content:

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

The Flash Movie of this tutorial is shown as above.

PHP File Codes:


echo "The varaiable sent from Flash ActionScript is: " . $_GET["candidate"];


The output of the PHP file will get the name-value pairs variable from the URL.

Flash ActionScript Codes:

// Create A new URLVariables instance to store the variable
var myVariables:URLVariables = new URLVariables();


// Create a variable (e.g. candidate) to send
myVariables.candidate = "Alex";


// Create a new URLRequest instance sending data to "myfile21.php"
var myRequest:URLRequest = new URLRequest("myfile21.php");


// The data property of the request is set to the
// URLVariables instance (myVariables) to send to the PHP file.
// Note: myVariables stored the variable (e.g. candidate)
myRequest.data = myVariables;


function sendVariable (evt:MouseEvent):void {

// Use the navigateToURL( ) method to send data to PHP file for processing
// Also display the output in a new browser
navigateToURL(myRequest, '_blank');

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

Download Flash Source File:

Flash Source File as3-php-communication-21.fla


This Flash ActionScript tutorial shows how to send data from AS to PHP.