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    Compatibility query ?

    Are there any compatibility issues with the SWF's that Swish produces and the latest Flash Player.

    I read somewhere that "tell target" is a no-no in MX and it should all be dot syntax.

    If I produce a Swish SWF, will it work on all Flash Players ?

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    Are there any compatibility issues with the SWF's that Swish produces and the latest Flash Player.from what i gather, the latest flash player doesn't allow execution of exe files from within an swf

    If I produce a Swish SWF, will it work on all Flash Players?i haven't heard anything to the contrary

    I read somewhere that "tell target" is a no-no in MX and it should all be dot syntax.i think our moderators would prefer this question to be asked in the flash forum. also, i haven't touched mx. otherwise, any others with the answer and willing to provide it might want to?

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    Flash Player 6 & MX are different as I'm sure you know, if your tell target is in your Swish produced .swf, you've no worries..MX does indeed use a different syntax, but guessing you using SWish, here.

    Swish produced .swf's will work on Flash Player 4 & up..& yes some people do still have Flash Player 3 only LOL

    Nope, all Swish swf's should run fine fine within the latest Flash Player (I'm assumming you are building your Swish swf for a website), no .exe is executable from the web, any .exe will be treated as a download same as a .zip, say...........

    I think the moderators are not that picky....these are Swish usability questions......
    Last edited by Lambretta; 11-30-2002 at 03:55 AM.

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    Swish exports to swf 4

    All players are backyard compliant meaning if it works in 4,5 it will work in 6

    Swish handles it's own functions not in the way you see them but in the way it processes the instructions.
    I've yet to see a swf 4 that didn't run with the swf6 plugin.

    And finally I don't know where you heard about tell target being a no no in MX they just use a different method of attaining the same result. Swish is not MX does not operate as MX.
    Tell target is a method of one sprite/mc/level/ comunicating with another. Not using tell target would make MX less not more effective as an swf authoring tool.
    using a / is just a visual reference in swish for the users (it's easier to invision parent/sprite/subsprite then parent.sprite.subsprite) in swish 2.0 this acually has little to do with the actual coding swish translates it into the proper formating when the swf is produced.

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    Last edited by Frets; 11-30-2002 at 04:34 AM.

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    Thanks everyone.

    I was having difficulties doing certain things in Flash, which proved to be so easy in Swish e.g. text panel sliding in from the side, etc.

    I can now publish my website with confidence, knowing that people won't have problems viewing it - except those with Flash Player 3 !

    Swish is excellent. Obviously not as powerful as Flash in some respects, but a hell of a lot easier to use.

    I think it's going to be fun ... and I now know where to come for help.

    Cheers

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    Errrr......yeah thanks..... Frets always nice to have the facts and my invisible suit's capabilities confirmed......

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    Hi h11tsr,

    If anything SWiSH is *more* compatible with older Flash Players than Flash MX. By default Flash MX exports SWF6, but SWiSH exports SWF4. That means your SWiSH animation will run on Flash Players than a Flash MX animation.

    As for tellTarget(), Flash MX and Flash Player 6 still support it. Macromedia would rather you use dot syntax or with (target) {...}, but that's just another way of saying tellTarget(target) {...}

    Cheers, David.

    BTW Frets, I don't think you meant "backyard compliant", I think you meant backward compatible
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