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How to create a Flash DLL, for use in ASP.NET?

I am a ASP.NET developer and have no real knowledge of Flash, although my colleague does. Basically, we want to know how to go about wrapping up a Flash movie in a DLL, so as I can reference methods/properties of the Flash object within the ASP.NET code behind.
For example, in exactly the same way that you can buy 'Charting' components for .NET, you import the charting component DLL into your .NET project, and you then have access to all of its methods and properties - The end result, a dynamic Flash Chart in your web browser that was entirely manipulated via the ASP.NET code.

Can anyone give me some info on how this is achieved, as I've not been able to find any documentation on it.

Thanks in advance.
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Starnzy
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CyanBlueCommented:
Howdy...  :)

I could be wrong, but I don't think you can do that...

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StarnzyAuthor Commented:
Hi CyanBlue - Thanks for the quick reply.

Here's a site that sells a Charting component for use in .NET (which I have used) :

http://www.aurigma.com/Products/FlashChart/

It's literally a DLL that you reference within the .NET project, and from that, can then create an instance of the 'FlashChart' class in code, and access all of its properties and methods. At runtime, a nice Macromedia Flash chart is rendered based on the properties etc that were set in the .NET code (see the demos on the above site to see what I mean).

So it would appear there is a way of accomplishing it, but I'm guessing from the lack of documentation etc. it's probably not going to be that simple to develop.
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CyanBlueCommented:
Well...  That product was made of .NET not Flash...

I know pretty much nothing about the .NET but the question needs to be placed into that section because Flash cannot create the DLL file...  

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StarnzyAuthor Commented:
OK thanks for the advice. I will put the question in the .NET section instead.
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CyanBlueCommented:
Cool...  Don't forget to post what you will find out...  ;)
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mixartCommented:
You can insert a flash object into VS.net and communicate from flash to any component of .net. which you should then be able to compile your DLLs with.

Do a google and there should be some tutorials... I quickly found some info here...
http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/mx/flash/articles/stock_history03.html

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BillystyxCommented:
I don't about asp.net, but maybe a place to start looking is at the flash.ocx stored by default in everyone's system folder, in macromed->flash->flash.ocx

This is the necessary file for embedding flash into applications - (vb/c++.delphi,msaccess etc)

Maybe that's a starting point?

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BillystyxCommented:
Did this help?
in the above mentioned programming languages (with vc++ and borland interfaces at least), you can talk to the flash and back again with a combination of flashvars and fscommands...
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