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Hi,
Is it possible to write flash code and compile it without the need for a designeditor. With other words, can I use my text editor to create flash movies / applications?
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Hi CJ_S,

Put this into the first frame of your movie:
#include "my.as"

Then create file "my.as" in the same folder with flash file and edit it with your editor.
You'll need to recompile Flash all the time you are making changes in "my.as"
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Does that mean that I still have to install a Flash editor? Is it perhaps possible to do everything from within that my.as file and not have anything to do the flash designer. Can I recompile using a command line command?

My goal is to not use a flash designer at all, but do everything from code.
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Yes, that means you still need to have a Flash installed.
You'll need it for recompiling your AS.
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Then I cannot use it. Are there other methods?
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You can use PHP to write compiled Flash movies. Take a look at http://php.us.themoes.org/manual/en/ref.swf.php
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Unfortunately it is not available for Windows. :-(

I guess hsmtp's comment to use flash only for compiling is the best method so far. But, because it can be done in PHP, I think it is also possible to use an API or have a command line compiler. There are also programs that create Flash movies on the run. How would they get on with that?
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CJ_S,

Good to see you -- haven't seen your name around for a while.

ep
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Hey ericpete, I am always way too busy with everything that is going on in my world. Besides that, development must be faster every time. Though I'd love to get back here and do the thing again, I need all my spare time for other jobs and to relax.

It's good to see that you still hang out here!

CJ.
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by:prabhukrishnan
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Hi CJ,
        Good to see you back after a long time. :)
        
      I have come across a few projects on Sourceforge that claim to programmatically generate flash movies.
      One of them was
      "Project: Ming - an SWF output library"
      http://sourceforge.net/projects/ming/
     
      It looked good. I haven't been able to get it working completely. Am still trying to
      get the last pieces of the library compiled, before I can start testing it.
     
Prabhu
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