I know when packaging AIR for mobile devices, you can load external swfs as long as they contain no code, but I was wondering if the same limitation exists for AIR on the desktop.
Building a kiosk application and would like to organize and load the various 'views' similar to how I would create and organize a flash based web application.
In AIR for desktop, you can definitely load external swfs and they can contain code (works on Android also).
There's a in-depth discussion of how to accomplish this here:
This article talks about security considerations, etc - and is worth understanding.
However, if you want to just test it out without worrying about security:
var stream:FileStream = new FileStream();
var bytes:ByteArray = new ByteArray();
var context:LoaderContext = new LoaderContext();
context.allowCodeImport = true;
var loader:Loader = new Loader();
_content = DisplayObject(e.target.content);
Hope this helps! Good luck with your application.