The doc says:
You might be able to use Air Native Extensions to communicate with a Java applet.
Maybe what I need to do is create a little swf that contains the flex-iframe, put that swf in an html page (thereby giving it something concrete to 'externalinterface' to), and in my AIR application I use an HTML control to host that webpage.
My primary concern is being able to position the window with the applet running in it in the proper z-order (over the AIR background window, but below some UI controls in the AIR application.)
If I could just make the bl**dy thing topmost all the time, I'd wrap the applet up in a frameless C# application window and use TCP/IP to tell it where to go, what size to be, what URLs to load, et cetera... Sadly, I can't do that.
I couldn’t tell you if that would work or not. Seems like another option is to embed the java applet in an html page and use HTMLLoader on it?
HTMLLoader ends up using Adobe AIR's webkit right? The only plugins supported in Adobe AIR's implementation of webkit are flash and pdf as far as I know, no JRE support.
I would be so happy if that were wrong, lol!
You are correct. I never use this functionality so I don’t know its limitations. How often does the Java UI update? Can you open a socket and push bitmap data?