No background in flash

Posted on 2011-04-23
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I created a flash file and I want no background.  Basically, I want just the images to be shown and no background or color in the background.  I do not want the square backdrop at all.  How would I do so?  I tried to publish without a background or frame and nothing changes.  Please let me know.  Thanks!
Question by:VBBRett
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    Accepted Solution

    It is a combination of how you create the file and how you embed it.

    This thread has helped me in the past.

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    Assisted Solution

    Here is the info straight front adobe.

    Create a transparent background in a SWF fileProducts affected
    What's covered

    Publishing from Flash
    Using Dreamweaver
    Editing HTML code manually
    The background of a SWF file can be set to transparent. The background color or image of the HTML page that contains the SWF file shows through and allows layering of rich media content with DHTML content.

    Not every web browser handles transparency in the same way. Be sure to test your SWF file in all browsers that you want to enable your audience to use. Most Linux browsers do not support Flash transparency. This table lists several browsers that support transparency.

    Publishing from Flash

    The text below explains how to resolve this issue. Alternatively, you can view a video.

    The HTML for a SWF file can be created using the Publish Settings feature in Flash. The Publish Settings dialog box provides an option to affect the WMODE setting. The options selected in the Publish Settings are added to the HTML source code automatically.

    Choose File > Publish Settings. Make sure that HTML is selected.
    Select the HTML tab.
    Choose Transparent Windowless from the Window Mode menu to make the SWF file's background disappear in browsers that support this feature.
    Publish the document.
    Using Dreamweaver

    The text below explains how to resolve this issue. Alternatively, you can view a video.

    Follow the steps below, and Dreamweaver inserts the correct HTML code automatically.

    In Dreamweaver, insert the SWF file into an HTML page.
    Select the SWF file in the Design View.
    In the Properties panel, choose Parameters.
    For the Parameter, enter "wmode" (without quotes). For the Value, enter "transparent."
    Save the document. The HTML page is complete.
    Editing HTML code manually

    To edit an existing HTML page, add the WMODE parameters to the HTML code.

    Add the following parameter to the OBJECT tag:
     <param name="wmode" value="transparent">
    Add the following parameter to the EMBED tag:


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