[REBOL] Re: newbieQ: How to launch an external application from Rebol ?
From: matt:blis at: 28-Sep-2001 21:52
What you'd need to do is launch the flash player and pass the filename
of the movie as an argument.
E.g. "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MACROMEDIA\FLASH 5\PLAYERS\FLASHPLA.EXE
> > Have you tried changing the file extension from "swf" to
> "exe" to see
> > if that does the trick?
> > --Gregg
> thanks. tried it. Didn't work.
> I would not want it to either - it would wreak havoc with the
> Flash publishing scheme.
> ie: you create and edit source content in the native .FLA
> format. Then select a number fomrats to export under: HTML,
> SWF, JPG, QUICKTIME etc. Edit the default templates and prefs
> for each iof these media, then issue a single 'Publish'
> command and simultaneous versions are rendered. This is grest
> for workflow becuae you stay inside the authoring tool
> [Flash5] and just keep banging the hot keys CTRL+S: SAVE and
> SHIFT+F12: PUBLISH to test and improve the project.
> Ironically, I can easily do what IU want in the other
> direction: launch rebol from a standalone Flash5 excutable.
> Thre are also some excellent 3rd party add-ons increasing the
> feature set. Best of them for Win32 appears to be SWFStudio:
Now looking into this as a viable way to install and launch rebol from
seamless Flash interface. Both the platforms are very small, and
minimally may even fit on a single floppy together.