Tutorial :Control-F5 Browser Refresh (Flash object not refreshing)



Question:

Under the hood, I was wondering what Control-F5 for a browser does.

To me, it clears the cache and refreshes images/text/controls/etc. I get that.

Question:

What about Flash objects? I've been trying to refresh a page with a Flash control and it doesn't seem to refresh to the latest. It would only refresh after I manually clear the cache.


Solution:1

Alright so after some investigation it appears that clearing the cache with Control-F5 in IE7 does not delete/clear the xml file that the flash object reads from.

It appears to check if the file exists and if so, it will use that file instead regardless if there's a newer version.

One way to get around this was to make the browser treat each request as if it is requesting a new file and so I had to generate a random number and append it as:

In ActionScript:

var xmlPath = "/settings.xml?rand=" + getTimer();  

Also, if there are flash component changes, you can also do the same by appending a random number to the flash SWF file that is being loaded.


Solution:2

<body onkeydown="   document.onkeydown = function(e)    {        if(e) document.onkeypress = function(){return true;}        var evt = e?e:event;      if(evt.keyCode==116)       {           //your code        }  } ">  

you must put the code in the body event, when you press any key, this function handle every key, in the case of F5 the code is 116


Solution:3

Seems like you're using Firefox try control-shift-R ;)


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