[Mono-winforms-list] Play swf files in WinForms?

Dan Shryock dan.shryock at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 11:32:08 EDT 2008

The only way I know to make this work is to use a browser component.
There may be an easier way as the method I used was a little
convoluted.  I started by using SWT through IKVM to create the window,
and the SWT Browser component.  The SWT browser on linux ended up
depending on xulrunner, so I had to make sure that xulrunner was setup
correctly to use the flashplayer plugin (possibly using
nspluginwrapper if you are on a 64bit system).

I know that the winforms webbrowser control has recently been
receiving some great improvements, so that may be an easier route (at
least on linux, I don't think it works on osx yet).

Another alternative would be GTK, and either the Gecko control, or the
WebKit control.

I haven't tried anything other than the SWT route, so you may have to
dig further on the other alternatives to get anywhere. HTH.


On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 5:00 PM, dotnetdev <michaelhball at gmail.com> wrote:
> Currently I have a windows based winforms app that can plays macromedia flash
> (.swf) files directly without using a browser component. This was
> accomplished by directly referencing a native .dll on windows and it works
> great. Now I am looking to get this running in a linux environment.
> Is it possible to play swf files directly using mono on linux? Any
> suggestions are appreciated.
> Thanks!
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