SpaceD

Hi all,
is it possible to embedd a Flash movie in a Sidebar gadged



Re: Sidebar Gadget Development Flash movies

Jonathan Abbott

It is, through an IFrame - but it will probably crash Sidebar. Flash suffers from a lot of buffer overruns, which cause DEP to close Sidebar. Sun Java suffers the same problem.




Re: Sidebar Gadget Development Flash movies

Designing_Webs

Does anyone know if there are any workarounds to get flash to work without crashing sidebar If not do you forsee sidebar and Flash ever playing nicely together regardless of who is to blame There are so many cool apps built in Flash that would scale to sidebar, just thinking of flashlite/phone apps for one.

Thanks





Re: Sidebar Gadget Development Flash movies

Jonathan Abbott

Try your app see if it works with the latest version (v9.0.28.0)

I just tried the first flash game I could find in a Gadget and it worked okay - well it ran, I didn't try playing it.

<html>
<body style="width:150px; height:150px; margin:0px;">
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=9,0,28,0" width="150" height="150" title="SimpleFlash">
<param name="movie" value="3DspaceInvader09.swf">
<param name="quality" value="high">
</object>
</body>
</html>






Re: Sidebar Gadget Development Flash movies

Bruce Williams

As Jonathan mentions, I believe the latest version of Flash fixes those DEP issues, and should work fine with the sidebar.



Re: Sidebar Gadget Development Flash movies

Designing_Webs

I've just downloaded and confirmed this version of flash player is working as it should when in use with sidebar. Thank you Jonathan and Bruce for letting me know! Let the games begin!