0 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2009 3:43 PM by voomstudio.com

    Embedded .swf's calling javascript from air container

    voomstudio.com Level 1

      1) I have an html/ajax air app version 1.5.1


      2) This air app embeds .swf files from an external source / web server & plays the embdded .swf inside air.


      3) The embedded .swf file has a button with an onClick event


      function onClick(event:MouseEvent):void {
      ExternalInterface.call("someJavascriptMethod()" );


      4) The javascript method to be called is already parsed inside the containing Air app and is waiting to be triggered.


      5) When the onClick is triggered, the following error is thrown.


      Error: Error #2067: The ExternalInterface is not available in this container. ExternalInterface requires Internet Explorer ActiveX,
      Firefox, Mozilla 1.7.5 and greater, or other browsers that support NPRuntime.
      at Error$/throwError()
      at flash.external::ExternalInterface$/call()
      at stress_fla::MainTimeline/onClick()

      6) On investigation I found on your livedoc's website that Air does not support the ExternalInterface.call method.




      Look for Note: Adobe AIR currently does not support the ExternalInterface class.


      7) Does anyone here know how I can get an embbeded .swf file to call javascript methods in the containing air application? I have had a look at the getUrl method but this is now longer supported & even the FS command but still to no avail. I may have a work around by inserting a DOM element over the top of the embedded .swf but this is not an elegant solution & want the .swf to talk directly to the air app container.


      All help & comments welcome




      Additionally I have found


      http://help.adobe.com/en_US/AIR/1.5/devappsflash/WS5b3ccc516d4fbf351e63e3d118666ade46-7ed4 .html


      Using the Html Loader so that Actionscript can call/manipulate the dom objects. At first I was whopee but then I tried the examples listed in the help. The HTMLLoader class is only available in Air. When trying to use import flash.html.HTMLLoader; Flash C4 complains that the Definition cannot be found on compile time & therefore does not export my movie correctly. Has anyone else had this problem or have a solution??


      More additions:


      The reason the htmlLoader class was not compiling was due to the source action script provided being ActionScript 2.0 - the htmlLoader class is a 3.0 library.


      However, after more investigation I have found the current structure.

      The air app has an html base/root doc. On periodic javascript events - .swf files are downloaded via


      videos = new air.Loader();

      netStream     = new air.URLRequest(path + file);



      So now I have a html container in my air app that creates a new air.Loader which downloads the external .swf file in which I want an onClick event in the action Script of the downloaded .swf file to call a Javascript method of the parent air container. Simple yea?


      Or am I making life to hard for myself? Have been looking at the security snadboxes but I don't see how I can get the .swf file to talk nicely with the outer air container. Please help if able.