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External Communications with Flash 8: How to Use the ExternalInterface

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Kris Hadlock explores the use of the ExternalInterface class in Flash 8. With ExternalInterface, you can build robust object-oriented Flash applications that can be connected to the outside world and tied to databases and other server-side processes.

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Summary

The ExternalInterface class brings a lot of power to Flash. Not only can you continue to build robust object-oriented Flash applications; now you can connect them to the outside world by tying them to databases and other server-side processes. Remember that you’re not limited to simple communication with JavaScript in HTML pages; you can also talk to desktop containers such as C# applications.