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  1. #1
    UfoPilot Guest

    app.path help

    GlacierI'm using a flash file on a form and am using movie=app.path &
    "\mymovie.swf" in my code. It works but when I copy all the files to a
    floppy it no longer works. Does app.path not work from floppies?




  2. #2
    michiel de bruijn Guest

    Re: app.path help

    Hi Patrick,

    >I'm using a flash file on a form and am using movie=app.path &
    > "\mymovie.swf" in my code. It works but when I copy all the files to a
    > floppy it no longer works. Does app.path not work from floppies?


    App.path works just fine in that case -- it's your code that is causing the
    problem by always appending a backslash to it.

    If your app resides in a subdirectory, App.path will return something like
    'C:\foo'. In the case your app is in the root of a drive, the result is
    'C:\'

    The correct code therefore is:

    Movie = App.Path
    If Right(Movie, 1) <> "\" Then Movie = Movie & "\"
    Movie = Movie & "MyMovie.swf"

    '//mdb




  3. #3
    Larry Rebich Guest

    Re: app.path help

    UfoPilot,

    Some months ago I wrote a tip of the month that I call 'Get Path, Name or
    Extension'. Link to http://www.buygold.net/tips.html then look for the May
    1999 tip of the month. I included a function called 'AddBackslash' which
    tests a folder's name and if it does not contain a right most backslash then
    it adds one.

    In your sample you would change your code to something like:

    movie=AddBackslash(app.path) & "mymovie.swf"

    Cheers,
    Larry Rebich

    More tips link to:
    http://www.buygold.net/tips.html

    Please:
    No personal e-mail questions :-)


    "UfoPilot" <patrickn@grapevine.net> wrote in message
    news:39e8e071@news.devx.com...
    > GlacierI'm using a flash file on a form and am using movie=app.path &
    > "\mymovie.swf" in my code. It works but when I copy all the files to a
    > floppy it no longer works. Does app.path not work from floppies?
    >
    >
    >




  4. #4
    UfoPilot Guest

    Re: app.path help

    Thanks, I knew it had to be something simple. It was late..what can I
    say...
    "Larry Rebich" <lrebich@earthlink.net> wrote in message
    news:39e93565$1@news.devx.com...
    > UfoPilot,
    >
    > Some months ago I wrote a tip of the month that I call 'Get Path, Name or
    > Extension'. Link to http://www.buygold.net/tips.html then look for the May
    > 1999 tip of the month. I included a function called 'AddBackslash' which
    > tests a folder's name and if it does not contain a right most backslash

    then
    > it adds one.
    >
    > In your sample you would change your code to something like:
    >
    > movie=AddBackslash(app.path) & "mymovie.swf"
    >
    > Cheers,
    > Larry Rebich
    >
    > More tips link to:
    > http://www.buygold.net/tips.html
    >
    > Please:
    > No personal e-mail questions :-)
    >
    >
    > "UfoPilot" <patrickn@grapevine.net> wrote in message
    > news:39e8e071@news.devx.com...
    > > GlacierI'm using a flash file on a form and am using movie=app.path &
    > > "\mymovie.swf" in my code. It works but when I copy all the files to a
    > > floppy it no longer works. Does app.path not work from floppies?
    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    >




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