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Chapter 16. Flash Forms > Using Flash Forms

Using Flash Forms

Flash applications can be embedded in any Web pages, including pages generated by ColdFusion. If you were to create a Flash animation using Macromedia Flash, for example, you could embed it in the generated page so that it would be displayed within the browser. Similarly, applications created using Macromedia Flex could integrate with ColdFusion applications.

But it is also possible to leverage Flash (without owning Macromedia Flash or Macromedia Flex) without writing anything more than CFML code. ColdFusion has the ability to write Flash for you, allowing you to use CFML tags to create complete Flash applications. These are not general purpose applications, only a very specific type of Flash application can be created this way, namely forms. Using the same <cfform> and <cfinput> used previously, ColdFusion can do the following:


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