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Flash ActionScript Uploading File - Browse for File

The first step thinking to use Flash ActionScript to upload file is how to open a dialog box and able to browse user local disk for a file. This can be done with the Flash ActionScript browse() method.

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Flash Tutorial Content:

With Flash ActionScript browse() method, we are able to select a file to upload.

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();


function browseFile (event:MouseEvent):void {

// Use browse( ) method of a FileReference object to open a
// dialog box to browse local disks for a file.


// Hook up the button with the function browseFile
browse_btn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, browseFile);

Download Flash Source File:

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


This Flash ActionScript tutorial shows how to use browse() method to select a file to upload.