Can you build a web browser that is contained within an SWF
file? Here's what I'm shooting for:
1. Building a scavenger hunt that asks learners to answer a
question by browsing the company Intranet.
2. The first approach was to use frames - Question and
answers in top frame, web page navigation in bottom frame
BUT - some pages in the intranet load/refresh the _top or
_parent property and jump us out of our frameset. The questions and
answer are no longer there, it's just a browser, cats and dogs
sleeping together . . . you get the picture.
SO, we're trying to find a way to control the loading of
pages in the bottom frame when those pages are set to fill the
entire frameset (_top or _parent). We're looking into some of other
Can you browse web pages from within an SWF? - all
self-contained? - no browser? I know you can control browser
behaviors from Flash, but that's not what I'm asking for here.
I searched on Flashkit.com and found some examples, but none
of them worked. I searched the knowledgebase and this forum, but
haven't found any difinitive approach to creating a "Flash
The advantage of the Flash browser is that we can create the
browser to have a question and answer area at the top and a web
page area at the bottom. Theoretically - when a page that is set to
load the entire browser window is navigated to it will only fill
the page area in the Flash browser.
Any thoughts, suggestions, comments, criticisms?
Creating a Flash-based web browser so that you can control
its behavior strikes me as major overkill. But, if you find/figure
out anything, would you post it here? I have an occasional wild
hair to create a Flash OS (running on a hardware JVM, so as to
avoid writing a supporting OS for the flash player), and one
obvious required app would be a web browser.
As to the solution of your problem, could you use entirely
browser windows at will, and it's definitely able to open pages at
will. Why not just have two windows open at the same time, each
taking up half the screen?