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Flash (swf) in VB.net??

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Hi,

Just a quick question...

Has anyone used VB.net to play a flash file? and how is it done?
All I need to do is get my VB.NET application to play a flash file until it
gets to the stop command within the flash file

[We currently use Macromedia Director to display Flash files and Video
files, but now want to move onto vb.net as a main language]

Cheers,
TD

tim at keymt dot com
Feb 15 '06 #1
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Have u tried to place a web browser control in your application?

"Tim Dixon" <ng@keymtNOSPAMPLEASE.com> wrote in message
news:dt**********@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
Hi,

Just a quick question...

Has anyone used VB.net to play a flash file? and how is it done?
All I need to do is get my VB.NET application to play a flash file until
it gets to the stop command within the flash file

[We currently use Macromedia Director to display Flash files and Video
files, but now want to move onto vb.net as a main language]

Cheers,
TD

tim at keymt dot com

Feb 16 '06 #2

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JJ
Tim,

This is one way of doing it (using vb .net 2003)

Start with a blank form app;
Right click on your components toolbox menu and choosing add/remove items;
Click on the COM components tab;
Check the 'shockwave flash object' then click ok (not the macromedia flash
object);
Drag the new component to your form, and set the 'movie' property to the
full path of your flash movie;
If you cannot see the 'shockwave flash object' component, download and
install the latest shockwave and flash players (even if you think you have
the latest ones).

I have done a lot of work in Director and I am fairly new to vb .net, though
have programmed in other languages. For a very GUI intensive CD, you will
find trying to achieve similar graphical display elements a lot more long
winded in VB .net. However, obvioulsy vb .net is a lot more flexible in
other ways.

Note that using Flash as a component in VB .net is not supported by
Macromedia (now Adobe).

If you want any more info/advice please let me know,

JJ


"Tim Dixon" <ng@keymtNOSPAMPLEASE.com> wrote in message
news:dt**********@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
Hi,

Just a quick question...

Has anyone used VB.net to play a flash file? and how is it done?
All I need to do is get my VB.NET application to play a flash file until
it gets to the stop command within the flash file

[We currently use Macromedia Director to display Flash files and Video
files, but now want to move onto vb.net as a main language]

Cheers,
TD

tim at keymt dot com

Feb 16 '06 #3

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