SWFAddress, if You Aren’t Using it for All Your Flash, Start to

We’ve been using SWFAddress for a while now, and while I was cleaning old project files out of Flex I came across my first Flex Test using it. It’s simple, and in fact, SWFAddress has been improved a bunch since this test was made (mostly involving SEO, and fallback links + Google Analytics). Now we’re using it for running our entire navigation schemes for all Flash sites, mini-sites, components, and even in our pitches.

Check out my example (click anywhere to move the box, then use the back/forward buttons for undo/redo).

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package {
	import com.asual.swfaddress.SWFAddress;
	import com.asual.swfaddress.SWFAddressEvent;
 
	import flash.display.Shape;
	import flash.display.Sprite;
	import flash.events.MouseEvent;
 
	public class SWFAddress_test extends Sprite
	{
		private var _square:Shape;
 
		public function SWFAddress_test()
		{
			SWFAddress.addEventListener(SWFAddressEvent.INIT, init);
		}
 
		private function init(evt:SWFAddressEvent):void
		{
			SWFAddress.addEventListener(SWFAddressEvent.CHANGE, handleSWFAddressChange);
			stage.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, gotoAddress);
 
			_square = new Shape();
			_square.graphics.beginFill(0x0);
			_square.graphics.drawRect(0,0,50,50);
			this.addChild(_square);
		}
 
		private function handleSWFAddressChange(evt:SWFAddressEvent):void
		{
			trace(evt.path);
			var address:Array = evt.path.split("/", 3);
			var xLoc:Number = Number(address[1]);
			if(!isNaN(xLoc)) moveSquare(xLoc);
 
		}
 
		private function gotoAddress(evt:MouseEvent):void
		{
			SWFAddress.setValue(this.mouseX.toString());
		}
 
		private function moveSquare(loc:Number):void
		{
			_square.x = loc;
		}
	}
}