[osflash] swfobject 2.0 prerelease testing
Robert M. Hall
rhall at impossibilities.com
Tue Sep 19 02:02:27 EDT 2006
I¹ve been using your swfObject on every project I¹ve pumped out recently
(thanks for making my life easier!)
I have an idea/question (and possibly a feature request) about something I¹m
going to try tackling later this week on a project.
I¹ve got a new site I¹m working on that has multiple .swf elements on each
page of the site, all have at least 3 flash elements/ instances of
I havent tried it yet to see how it might work out but is there a built in
method in swfObject (current or 2.0) to allow the .swfs to communicate
that would allow all the flash elements to ³agree² upon which of them would
present the Express Install window should a user happen upon the site that
needs to upgrade?
I want to make sure that the experience of the site is very smooth.
Should I simply make sure that only one of of the .swfs on the page allows
express install to be invoked by including the expressinstall.as and proper
dialogs in the first frame, and let that one .swf do its magic, and use
localconnection to communicate from that .swf to the others on the page to
halt in the first frame as they are loaded if the main .swf needs to invoke
the express install dialog?
If its not already in there this might be a nice feature: a master .swf
for pages with multiple pieces of flash, that can be designated as the one
that will handle the express install and a mini-framework to include in
the others that uses localconnection to halt them on the first frame as the
main .swf does its work for upgrades.
If this is already in there and I¹ve missed it somehow or its a non-issue
my apologies. If not, let me know if you think this is something worthwhile
to pursue should be fairly simply to implement since localconnection was
introduced in Flash player 6, and the code to register the other .swfs
should be fairly simple and straightforward with just a few lines to
register/listen and halt just not sure about the timing and instantiation
of the the .swf elements via swfobject, if that would have any impact at
From: Geoff Stearns <geoff at deconcept.com>
Subject: [osflash] swfobject 2.0 prerelease testing
.....Also: If anyone has new feature requests for this next version, now is
the time to get them out there, so if there is one killer feature that you
would like to add in, let me know what it is and i'll see if it's cool
enough to make it in the next build :) .......
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