Generating a swf at runtime - what's the best approach

Posted on 2004-12-01
Last Modified: 2010-04-07
i have a whole bunch of apps, the one outputs xml, the other requires a swf. so now we need to build a "plug-in" of sorts, which will take the xml, layout the screen accordingly, and then output a swf.

currently i have it so the xml is pulled in, the pictures are placed accordingly, but now what? - what do i use to allow the exe or swf to generate another swf?

ta much
Question by:blue-genie
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    nish, i just had a look, does this mean bypassing flash entirely?

    thing is, i only know flash really, so i'm hoping for a way to build a standalone app that the user inputs or locates the xml file, presses a button, and it generates the swf.
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    yes that program would bypass flash entirely. Its impossible to generate swf's without some sort of flash compiler installed (i.e Flash MX 2004) or something like bukoo which is prettymuch the dll files used to generate a flash swf.

    You would prettymuch have to use some sort of external program and use pscommands to somehow output to the program what your going for. You can also do it with PHP/MING libraries but again that would be an external method. I think no matter what you are looking at learning another language cause flash alone isnt going to cut it
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    thanks ppl.

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