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Using the URLVariables and FileReference classes to pass data from Flex to a server-side script

We’ve already seen examples of using Flex to upload and download files (see “Uploading files in Flex using the FileReference class” and “Downloading files in Flex using the FileReference class”), but I’ve seen a lot of bugs/questions centering around the FileReference class lately so thought I’d try and do another example or two.

The following example shows how you can use a combination of the URLVariables, URLRequest, and FileReference classes to pass GET or POST variables to a server-side script while doing a file upload. In this example, we just happen to pass a simple text userID and the user’s Flash Player version, but it should be easy enough to modify the script slightly to pass more unique information to the server (such as a unique user token stored in a SharedObject or a browser cookie). I also added a crude little timer on the example to make it a bit classier.

Full code after the jump.

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