How to "Browse" with Flash MX?

Does anyone know if it’s possible to make a “browse” applet in Flash MX? That is, bring up a window that lets the users navigate through their computer’s directories, and have it return the path to the file they select?

i think that’s not possible :slight_smile:

you might be able to do something similar to navigate through a server (not a client) with php and flash, but as far as browsing the client’s machine, i really can’t think of a way to do it…

correct me if im wrong :slight_smile:

Hmmm… It probably isn’t possible using just Flash. Could there be any way to do it with a script in another language or something?

Search the flashcoders archives, I think it’s been discussed there.

You’re right, I found it there. I guess this is the closest thing to what I want - thanks for the info.

For anyone else who’s interested, the component for the flash “Browse” button is located here: