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Programmatically edit SWF files.

Hey Experts,

I'm looking for an ActiveX component or assistance with programmatically (via vb.net) editing/creating a flash .swf file. I have explored the SWFGen ActiveX component offered at www.swfkit.com, I'm just looking for some alternatives. Do any even exist!?

Thanks in advance.
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Mikal613Commented:
the easiest thing may be to import the .swf into a new .fla file (which will remove all actionscript) and rewrite the code
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AgentSmith007Author Commented:
Looking for a programmatic solution. For example, a component that would allow me to replace a text string with one in a vb.net application, or replace an image file, similar to the SWFGen component available at www.swfkit.com
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AgentSmith007Author Commented:
That is an interesting solution Ranjeet, unfortunately though this requires a republish from flash. Include files are processed at publish-time not run-time and would hence require an accompanying .fla file.
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RanjeetRainCommented:
I reckon you didn't intend to process inlude files. And that is not bad for a free solution. Also there are more links on the page. Check them out. They might need some work, but if you want a good solution, you need to work towards it.
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AgentSmith007Author Commented:
I have searched the web for something comparable to SWFGen. I am not looking for a free solution and I am aware of using include files. Let me just reclarify exactly what I'm looking for for all future respondents. The correct solution will be a component that I can include in my VB.net application that will allow me to take SWF A and output SWF B, with the ability to edit the following:

 - Replace Text
 - Replace Variables
 - Replace Images
 - Replace Audio

SWFGen ActiveX component is capable of all these things, I am just looking for alternative if any exist. I would also be interesting in talking with a programmer that has the aptitude and potential to write such a component.
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RanjeetRainCommented:
Have you taken a look at the SWF file format? http://www.openswf.org/ has good info. Look here: http://www.openswf.org/spec.html With the help of a capable programmer you should be able to do what you want. But on the second thoughts, it wouldn't be worth the effort to develop a tool for your personal usage. You might better be off buying one that suits your need at minimum cost.
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AgentSmith007Author Commented:
I have looked closely at the SWF File format. I am basically looking for either a component that has already been developed to edit this or a programmer who would be willing to contract. Maybe I should be looking @ rentacoder.com, just thought i might find some insight here. This isn't for personally use, it's for a product that my organization is developing.
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RanjeetRainCommented:
Then you should straight head for a C++/MFC/VB programmer.
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AgentSmith007Author Commented:
I guess I'll explore those channels and see what I can scout out. Thanks for your time.
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RanjeetRainCommented:
Glad to be of some assistance.
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