supporting flash swf file playback


  • a few answers on this board seemed out of date so i wanted to run this by the experts: i have not yet developed any apps for weindows 8 store, so excuse my ignorance. we have a few apps developed in flash and currently they are packaged for other app stores and i was wondering if i embed the ocx (this is how we did it back in the day to make desktop executables) and play a local SWF this way (not though a web view, but actually distributing the flash ocx and embedding it in the application) is this allowable in the windows 8 store?

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 4:56 AM


  • No, that won't work. You cannot embed an ocx in a Windows Store app. There is no way to play a SWF short of writing your own SWF interpreter. Nobody to my knowledge has done such a thing.


    Thursday, February 27, 2014 5:16 AM