Month: April 2008

How to add basic SCORM code to a Flash movie

Here’s a quick tutorial for adding basic SCORM functionality to an existing Flash file. This tutorial aims to demonstrate just how easy it can be to add SCORM functionality to an existing Flash movie.

Please note that this tutorial uses ActionScript 3 and SCORM 1.2, but the same principles apply for ActionScript 2 and SCORM 2004.

IE’s “Click to activate” a thing of the past

In case you hadn’t already heard: The “click to activate” behavior, formerly required for ActiveX controls embedded in some webpages, is now permanently removed from Internet Explorer. You’ll need to get the April 2008 Internet Explorer Cumulative Update. I believe the proper response is “woot!” ๐Ÿ˜‰ [ Read the full Official IEBlog announcement.]

SCORM ActionScript 3 ZIP file fixed

A few people have contacted me to let me know the ZIP file for the SCORM ActionScript 3 example was missing the FLA file. Whoopsies! I’ve added the source files back to the FLA. You can download it from the downloads page. Thanks to everyone for letting me know. I usually work on this stuff at night after I get home from work, so sometimes I get sleepy and mix my files up. ๐Ÿ™‚

LegacyCaptivateLoader: dealing with pre-existing scripts in your Captivate SWF

When I designed the LegacyCaptivateLoader, I was focused on giving the ActionScript 3 SWF the ability to control the ActionScript 2-based Captivate SWF; I hadn’t given much thought to how the situation affects Captivate SWFs using one of the workarounds I just described. Can the embedded SWFs still work? Will JavaScript calls from Captivate still work with ActionScript 3’s ExternalInterface system? The short answer is yes, but it may take some tweaking on your part.

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