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How to Upload a File by Using the Flash FileReference Object

Article Description

Flash has long lacked the ability to upload files, a standard function in programming languages. Kris Hadlock cheers the addition of the FileReference object in Flash 8; by combining a bit of ActionScript and PHP, it's now quite simple to create a Flash file-uploading GUI.

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Conclusion

File uploading has become a standard function in programming languages and had always been one of the functions that was lacking in Flash. Flash has come a very long way over the past few releases, positioning itself as a competitive platform with a fairly robust set of classes that keeps building with each new release. The latest release of Flash 8 gives us an idea of what's to come with future releases and proves that ActionScript has become a viable language that will keep improving.