Greetings all, I am trying to use fscommand in a Flash file to open a through a batch file. The ActionScript in my Flash movie is attached to a button. Fscommand EXEC Tutourial (executing external files). Yo, people! Boy, what a day I’ve had. I went all over the Flash Kit boards, looking for help. fscommand(“exec”,” /C start “); I have pdf files in the root directory with the projector file as well as a sub directory called ‘fscommand’.

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Flash Projector have limited rights to user computers and files. Results 1 to 9 of 9. You cannot create subfolders within the fscommand folder and call executables in those subfolders. I’ll be trying that. But it will open a “.

But here I found the solution. Rename the copy of proxy.

FSCOMMAND exec not opening .bat files – Macromedia Flash Player

Anyone know why the FSCommand Exec command doesn’t seem to work? I’m subscribing to your RSS, hehe.

This produced a problem. Anyone got any ideas because if I can’t get this to work then the menu I’m working on is pretty pointless It was filed in the following categories: About Us Northcode is a software company located in Whitehorse, Canada. You don’t fsco,mand to be a BAT file wizard to do this, the simple one-liner below let’s call it mydoc.

By making copies of proxy.

Conquering FSCommand EXEC

Your external file must be inside a folder named “fscommand”. QuinStreet does not include all companies or all types of products available in the marketplace. There are no stupid questions; just stupid people. It has been viewed times and has 8 comments. You don’t have to store the files you want to open in the fscommand folder, but for your first test this makes things easier. In AIR calling external exe would be very easy, in Flash Projector there’s always a security fscomamnd issue possible.


And this is the code; private function Fnc e: Sounds like a xeec breakthrough. I can succesfully open other exe s like Windows Media Player.

Download the example to see the proxy utility in action. If you rename the proxy utility to xyz. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail. Here’s what I have working: If a BAT file with the same name can’t be found, proxy will just fail silently.

However I found that answer and now I am not sure I can open a flash exe by another flash exe. The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action. I need to open two different pdf files placed in the fscommand folder. Funko Last edited by DrFunko; at Posted by Aaron West at 2: A typical requirement you’ll run across when developing CD based Flash projects is the need to open documents from your Flash projector.

Fscommand EXEC Tutourial (executing external files)

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The script you need to run is called “fscommand” and it has to go on a button. This fscommand folder must be placed in the same directory as the Flash file that will execute the file.

If the specified file is not found in the fscommand folder, it won’t run. Thank you once again. Just what I needed The macromedia documentation is very vague on fscommand exec, glad to have come upon this post. This change made it impossible for anyone to create any new Flash based viruses, but it also crippled the Flash projector as a tool for legitimate users by instantly rendering many free projector extension tools useless.


The EXEC fscommand could be used to launch a helper application, but unfortunately the EXEC fscommand doesn’t allow you to pass parameters to external applications so you have no way to tell the outside world which file you want to open.

This is the same command as I have used before and it worked fine. There are four key restrictions that you have to keep in mind when working with the EXEC fscommand and standalone Flash projectors. Now all you have to do is create a BAT file for every file you want to open and call it from Flash like this: Opening external exe file via fscommand Ask Question.

This is a security measure. It just doesn’t work. Give your button the following actions: But it works, probably wrong syntax of giving folder path. Yes unfortunately I have to use Flash Projector. We make the best swf2exe tool on the market and we create custom software solutions for clients all over the world.