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Programming in VB or VC++ and incorporating Flash objects as a skin or movies or buttons

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I have aproject where I am supposed to make a form where much of the skin will be in Flash.  I also have to make containers where I can play Flash movies that contain buttons and perform actions on those buttons.  Can someone lead me to a guide on how to do this?
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by:Santino_k
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All you will need to do is embedd an Flash ActiveX control on your form. Choice of Language would be dependent on the language you are most comfortable with. While using VC++ you will need to know some basics of COM and also the Event Sink mechanism etc. VB on the other hand will be easier to use
Hope this helps
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Where do I find a Flash ActiveX object?
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you will find it in following path if your OS is installed on C Drive
C:\WINNT\system32\macromed\flash\Flash.ocx

You can download it from Macromedia site www.macromedia.com  (I think you download and install Flash Player and it comes with it)

You will find it as "Shockwave Flash" in Components Under VB

Let me know if you need any more information

Have a great day ahead
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by:ddepuemd
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Actually, is there a way to run just the Flash movie without having to make a form and embed the movie in the form?
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Yes. Lets say you have myMovie.swf file that you need to run. Every known file type is registered with corresponding applications for example a .DOC file is associated with Ms Word . If you open .DOC file, it will open in MS-Word app.
Similary, an .SWF file is registered with Flash Player.
Use ShellExecute(...) API. If a player is installed you can use "Open" method of ShellExecute that will open your movie file in default registered appllication ie: Flash player
Else you can open IE and specify the file path as commandline parameter to it.

Look for details on ShellExecute(...) API.

Have a great day!
 and thanks for the Points :-D

Regards,
Santino
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