A while ago, I created a replacement shell to run as a front end for a cybercafe. It was nothing fancy; just a flash movie that had button links to IE and a few trusted applications.
I'm trying to develop it further now and am wondering two things:
1. Is it possible to send an application to a frame within a movie? For example, have a static movie at the top with links, then when a button is pressed, the menu remains but the application opens below without overlapping. I know I can use HTML and frames but really want to keep it all in one movie/swf.
2. Is it possible to build on the above and have some sort of application lister that will allow you to switch between the two applications you have running. For example, a user may open IE, then open Word. Word has now replaced IE and I want the user to have a simple click button to go back to an existing window rather than open another instance from the menu.
Not asking for anyone to do anything, just asking is it a feasible avenue to explore? And what would be a good starting place.
1. i assume your menu is loading a swf. if so yes, you can open that swf to any frame you want. the loaded swf just needs code to ensure that frame is loaded and then directs the playhead (using gotoAndPlay, for example) to the desired frame.