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Greetings all: I need to give the user the option to save a file (in this case, an Excel file) to the hard drive from within the Director movie. I've seen it done before: basically, you click a button, a Windows Explorer-type directory tree box pops up, asking for the location to which you want to save the file. Once that's done, Director copies the file from the CD to the location you specified in the previous step. So, my question: is this an Xtra? Can it be done w/ native Director code? Is it an MCI call of some ...

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    Default Save file to disk...

    Greetings all:

    I need to give the user the option to save a file (in this case, an Excel file) to the hard drive from within the Director movie. I've seen it done before: basically, you click a button, a Windows Explorer-type directory tree box pops up, asking for the location to which you want to save the file. Once that's done, Director copies the file from the CD to the location you specified in the previous step.

    So, my question: is this an Xtra? Can it be done w/ native Director code? Is it an MCI call of some kind?

    Any help you can provide will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!

    --Ant.


    Antman1313 webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: Save file to disk...

    just use

    fileIO xtra to write the file (already in director)
    and download fileXtra4 to get the dialog for save
    location ([url]www.kblab.net[/url])

    "Antman1313" <webforumsusermacromedia.com> wrote in message
    news:bf9g97$4fi$1forums.macromedia.com...
    > Greetings all:
    >
    > I need to give the user the option to save a file (in this case, an Excel
    file) to the hard drive from within the Director movie. I've seen it done
    before: basically, you click a button, a Windows Explorer-type directory
    tree box pops up, asking for the location to which you want to save the
    file. Once that's done, Director copies the file from the CD to the location
    you specified in the previous step.
    >
    > So, my question: is this an Xtra? Can it be done w/ native Director code?
    Is it an MCI call of some kind?
    >
    > Any help you can provide will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!
    >
    > --Ant.
    >
    >

    Scott Southworth Guest

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    Default Re: Save file to disk...

    Thanks for the reply. I've only had a chance to brielfy look at everything, but on first glance it looks like this is exactly what I need.

    Thanks again!

    --Anthony





    Antman1313 webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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    Default Re: Save file to disk...

    hello
    i have a similar question. i would like to give the user the option to install a director projector
    to their hard drive. i am a newbie to director and don't really know any lingo. can you give me
    step by step directions on how to use the xtras and how the button would be set up in the movie?
    i would greatly appreciate your help.

    thanks
    leanne




    leanne827 webforumsuser@macromedia.com Guest

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