button and text input components



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button and text input components

Postby lexamus » Wed, 11 Jun 2008 06:47:45 GMT

i have a part of my website where i want there to be a sort of form, so i have 
used about 10 text input field components and placed a button component at the 
bottom...now using actionscript how do i get these 2 components to work 
together and how do i make sure that when someone clicks the button the 
information in the text input fields will be emailed to a specified email 
address?? help is sooo greatly appreciated!

Re: button and text input components

Postby jimbo123654 » Thu, 12 Jun 2008 21:46:02 GMT

 Well you need to give all your text fields an instance name so you can refer 
to them in AS then either you can select the button then press F9 and put the 
script on the button object or make a new layer at the top of your main time 
line and put the script there in the same frame as the button not the same 
layer though,
 The script would be something:
 button_name.onRelease = function(){
 first_var_name = frist_textfield_name.text;
 //repeat this for all your text fields they are now captured and stored in the 
 As for emailing this ifnormation you would need to create a couple of loadVars 
objects one to to send the info and one to recieve a reply and then send the 
info to a PHP page use the mail function of php to send info and send back a 
message that can then be output in a dynamic text field so that your user can 
knows that the info has been sent or not. It gets a bit in depth so look up 
LoadVars in the user manuals in flash and see if you can work it htrough from 
there or find some tutorials on using LoadVars.
 but pretty much if had something like:

 var send_lv:LoadVars = new LoadVars();
 var recieve_lv:LoadVars = new LoadVars();

 function SendData(){
     recieve_lv.onLoad = function(success:Boolean){
             theMsg_txt.text = recieve_lv.msg;
             theMsg_txt.text = "Sorry! a problem occur info not sent";

 myButton.onrelease = function(){
 send_lv.firstName = firstName_txt.text;
 send_lv.lastName = lastName_txt.text;

 This would send the data to mailme.php if the swf and the php pages where at 
the same level in the same directory otherwise you would need to change that in 
the sendAndLoad function so thta the data was directed to the right directory 
to fiind the page on the server

 Hope this helps you out

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