Runtime shared libraries in Flash only seem to work if there
is a direct import link into the file that wishes to use the shared
library item. Why can't the main swf dynamically load a shared.swf
containing the shared library items into itself and therefore allow
all child swf's that are loaded after that event to access the
items? Or why can't you load the shared.swf containing the shared
library items into the requesting file on the fly and grant access
to the items from the requesting file that way? Creating direct
import links to shared libraries in all child flash documents is
very annoying in larger applications!
Ideally it should work like this...
All cross domain security issues have been dealt with.
I have a main container.swf.
The main container loads a remote shared library swf that
contains the shared library items.
After the load, the main container loads swf files that will
need to access shared library items.
One of the loaded child swf's contains a TextField with a style
sheet attached. We need to have access to a shared font from the
shared.swf library to enable us to set embedFonts to true and to
have the TextField render correctly. Unless the import link to the
shared library was created manually within the child swf containing
the TextField, the TextField will not render the text with the
embedFonts set to true.
This also seems to be the case when dynamically attaching
shared move clips with linkage id's to the stage. Unless a direct
import link to the shared library was created within the requesting
file or should I say the file that is running the script, the
script fails. It seems that libraries are kept isolated from one
another, probably to stop linkage id confliction etc. the same way
as the _global scope isn't shared between swf's originating from
Using something like, libraryName.linkageID could combat
this, but I need to know if I'm wasting my time...
I hope this makes sense. There wasn't a solution last time I
checked, but it's been awhile and I was hoping someone out there
has come up with a solution at this stage or even knows the
official word on the subject.