I have for weeks been trying to access/read objects from
external SWF files without any success.
I load SWF file into my Flex application, but how do I go
further to access all objects of that MovieClip?
Is there any way to parse all objects of loaded
MovieClip(SWF) in order to read the text?
I basically want to search SWF files as if it was PDF files.
FlashPaper2 has this function and its only 1 SWF files so some how
it must be possible. I just have no idea where to look or where to
I can get the text out of SWF using swfstring or swfdump -
but that is almost useless as it cant be used to mark words with
Assuming you have already figured out how to use SWFLoader to
load your content in the case of a normal SWF, and your SWF is an
AS3 SWF, you should be able to traverse the children of the stage
using getChildren and getChildAtIndex, recursively.
If these are AS2 based files you are SOL I believe, at least
in Flex 2/3. Otherwise you will need to build some functionality
into your PDF2SWF output to provide the same search internally in
the swf, and use ExternalInterface or LocalConnection to
communicate between the two.
I'm not 100% on this tho, just what I think is