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Controlling Flash Movies

Flash movies may be controlled via software controls added to HTML page.  To do this a knowledge of programming is require which is beyond the scope of this discussion.

The resources described here will provide detailed references and tutorials to the experienced JavaScript developer to add sophisticated controls to SWF movies.

Scripting with Flash is the entry point to the Macromedia Resources for controlling SWF Movies.  The Flash Methods section provides detailed information on JavaScript interfacing to Flash Movies.  Flash Methods are the JavaScript functions supported to control Flash movies: Functions such as:

  • Play

  • Rewind

  • Goto Frame

  • Stop Play

  • Is Playing

  • ..and others

are described in detail.

Note: None of these or any other Flash Methods are available until the Flash Player is loaded.

Not all browsers and platforms support all the same Flash Methods.  Flash Player Browser Support Matrix provides compatibility across platforms and browsers.

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