Monday, February 16, 2009

How To: Demo Flex Apps On Blogger or Google Sites

While working on my new Flexins Project and blogging accordingly, I discovered that you can embed you Flex application into your page quite easily. Here are the rawest of raw instructions on how to do it.
Flex on Blogger
<object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
    id="Main" width="100%" height="100%"
    codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab">
    <param name="movie" value="https://sites.google.com/site/flexinsproject/flexins-catalog/dndmixin/dnd-mixin-demo-0.2.swf?attredirects=0" />
    <param name="quality" value="high" />
    <param name="bgcolor" value="#869ca7" />
    <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
    <embed src="https://sites.google.com/site/flexinsproject/flexins-catalog/dndmixin/dnd-mixin-demo-0.2.swf?attredirects=0" quality="high" bgcolor="#869ca7"
        width="100%" height="100%" name="Main" align="middle"
        play="true"
        loop="false"
        quality="high"
        allowScriptAccess="sameDomain"
        type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
        pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer">
    </embed>
</object>
UPDATE, 27.02.2009: It seems Blogger ignores the <object>...</object> tags, so the nested <embed>...</embed> is sufficient. While I would not normally recommend removing robustness... parts of the <object>...</object> code was showing in my blog, so I got rid of it altogether. Also make sure the remaining <embed>...</embed> is format correctly i.e. no erroneous newlines; this was causing some of the parameters e.g. width and height, to be ignored.
Flex on Google Sites
<Module>
    <ModulePrefs title="__UP_title__"
    width="600"
    height="450"
    scrolling="true"
    author="Darren Bishop"
    author_email="dbishop81@gmail.com"
    description="GG to help embed Flex applications into Blogger or Google Sites">
        <Require feature="flash" />
    </ModulePrefs>
    <UserPref name="title" display_name="Title" default_value="Flex Application Embedder" />
    <UserPref name="swf_url" display_name="SW URL" />
    <Content type="html">
    <![CDATA[
    <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"
        id="Main" width="100%" height="100%"
        codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab">
        <param name="movie" value="__UP_swf_url__" />
        <param name="quality" value="high" />
        <param name="bgcolor" value="#869ca7" />
        <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain" />
        <embed src="__UP_swf_url__" quality="high" bgcolor="#869ca7"
            width="100%" height="100%" name="Main" align="middle"
            play="true"
            loop="false"
            quality="high"
            allowScriptAccess="sameDomain"
            type="application/x-shockwave-flash"
            pluginspage="http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer">
        </embed>
    </object>
    ]]>
    </Content>
</Module>
Wordpress
Sorry, you are on your own. Somehow, I don't think it would be that hard to do. If you can't figure it out, feel free to ask for help. Cheers

3 comments:

Rich said...

Excellent! Thanks for that.

Darren Bishop said...

No probs (",)

YosiYosi said...

Quite useful! Thanks!