How to transform SWF Flash Projects into EXE applications?

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How to transform SWF Flash Projects into EXE applications?

This tutorial will show you what you should do to create standard windowed and transparent EXE applications out of SWF flash projects.

Do the following to create an EXE application:

  1. Open Chameleon Flash. If you do not have it, you can download it at http://www.chameleonflash.com/
  2. Click New to create a new project with the help of the Wizard. Specify the following information in the New Project wizard:
  3. Application type: EXE application
  4. Application name: Enter the name “My first application”
  5. Application publisher: Specify your name
  6. Application files: Specify the path to the SWF file(s) of your flash project you want to transform into EXE
  7. Application appearance: Specify one of the window styles for your application
    - Standard Window: It is a resizable window containing a border around it and a caption with the minimize/maximize/close buttons.
    - Non-resizable Window: It is a non-resizable window containing a border around it and a caption with the minimize/maximize/close buttons.
    - Window-less: It is a windowless application displaying the flash project.
    - Transparent: It is a windowless application completely based on the image of the SWF file with the full transparency support.
    - Full-screen: Set this option if you want to launch the application in fullscreen mode.
    If you want something more customizable, you can open the project editor after you complete the wizard.
  8. Flash Player: Specify the oldest version of Flash Player that can be used to start the application.
  9. Custom Application Icon: If you want to set your own icon for your application, specify the path to the ICO file with an icon or with a group of icons. Chameleon Flash supports icons and groups of icons in any formats with any color palette and alpha channels.
  10. Output application file: Specify where the final executable EXE file of the menu should be saved to
  11. Click Finish.
  12. Click Save to save the project.
  13. Click Preview to view the application.
  14. Close the Preview window and click Compile to compile the application.
  15. You can use the Run button to run the application after the compilation.

 

© 2007 ChameleonFlash.com Updated October 11, 2007.