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[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 c:\myfiles\mymovie.swf" Matt
> > 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: > $139 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. - Jason