Join Paul Trani for an in-depth discussion in this video Sending data to an email address, part of Creating a First Web Site with Flash Professional CS5.
The last step in my contact form is taking all of this data that the user enters…and then sending it out to an email address.…So I'm going to double-click on this Contact movie clip.…And as you can see right in here, I have my input text fields, even a…feedback text field.…And then associated to this button, I have some ActionScript.…So let's take a look at that.…In this first frame of the Actions layer, I can open up the Actions panel and…view all of that code.…
So currently, I'm tracing out that data, which means it's just appearing in my…Output panel, but what I want to do is I want to take all of this data.…And I want to package it up into one variable package.…And then send it to a specific URL.…So the nice thing is is I can replace these comments with my own comments if I want to.…And that's what I want to do right now.…I'm going to just create a variable container, okay.…And I'll just delete this line real fast.…
All right, and this is basically going to be called var.…I'm creating a new variable, and it's called allVars.…
- Understanding web design
- Creating buttons and web graphics in Photoshop
- Formatting text with the Text Layout Framework
- Using the Timeline
- Creating a custom looping animation
- Loading images in a gallery
- Creating invisible buttons
- Adding music and video to a site
- Customizing video playback controls
- Optimizing and publishing a web site
Skill Level Beginner
Q: I followed all the steps and suggestions in the "Adding a progress bar" video, but when I add the progress bar to my web site, I can’t remove it once the index.swf file loads up. The progress bar remains on the homepage and the rest of the pages. How do I make it disappear once the site loads?
A: To make it disappear, just make sure the progress bar is only in frame 1. If it’s on its own layer, then right-click on the 2nd frame in that same layer and select "Insert Blank Keyframe." That will make it disappear.
Q: Despite following the steps in the "Adding a progress bar" video, I cannot figure out how to keep the progress bar from appearing on a movie that has finished loading. How can I make the progress bar disappear?
A: Just add the red line below to the preloader.fla file. This will make the progress bar invisible: