Flash in Metro IE and my app RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    In the RTM version of Win8 the Metro IE supports flash (although some flash videos cannot be rendered). I wonder if it is possible to embed a flash control in a app? I tried but it seems it doesn't work... (have tried iframe too)

    Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:58 AM


All replies

  • no you cant do this...
    Thursday, September 13, 2012 7:14 PM
  • Hi

    Windows 8 will have two versions of Internet Explorer 10: a conventional browser that lives on the legacy desktop, and a new Windows 8-style, touch-friendly browser that lives in the Windows 8 world. The second of these, the Windows 8 style browser, will not support any plugins. Whether Flash, Silverlight, or some custom business app, sites that need plugins will only be accessible in the non-touch, desktop-based browser.

    Please refer to this blog:http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2012/01/31/web-sites-and-a-plug-in-free-web.aspx.

    • Marked as answer by Dino He Tuesday, September 18, 2012 1:20 AM
    Friday, September 14, 2012 2:03 AM
  • Hi Dino, thanks for your detailed reply. But can you try this in Metro IE: http://v.163.com/zixun/V7M3CBCH5/V8AE0J3OO.html

    The video there is in flash not in html5 video tag (right click the video and I can see the context menu of flash).

    Friday, September 14, 2012 3:28 AM
  • Windows Store apps cannot use Flash, or other, 3rd party plugins/activeX controls.

    MetroIE does not support any 3rd party plugins.   IE10, both Metro & Desktop versions, now use an integrated Flash player, not the old plugin.  See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ie/archive/2012/06/22/developer-guidance-for-web-sites-with-flash-content-in-windows-8.aspx for details.

    Friday, September 14, 2012 5:58 PM
  • Hi,

    Actually I have the same issue with my metro app since retargeting to windows 8.1, is there any way to still get displayed a youtube video in win 8.1 metro app ? 

    Monday, June 2, 2014 9:15 AM