More SWFObject 2.0 examples

I just posted a few more SWFObject 2.0 examples:

  • Plain-vanilla SWF embedding using SWFObject 2.0
  • Using SWFObject 2.0 with ExternalInterface
  • Determining whether a SWF was successfully embedded (returning a boolean in JavaScript)
  • Using SWFObject with an ‘onclick’ event

Update: The SWFObject examples list is now located at


SWFObject examples have been updated

Just an FYI: The SWFObject section of my site has been updated with SWFObject 2.0 examples, including:

  • Using SWFObject with ajax (xmlhttprequest)
  • Using ExpressInstall
  • Toggling a SWF’s visibility
  • Passing querystrings to a SWF using PHP
  • Setting the z-index and wmode (allowing page elements to overlap the Flash SWF)

SWFObject has two publishing options: static publishing and dynamic publishing. I’m happy to report that every SWFObject 2.0 example on my site has both a static and a dynamic example. I also included instructions for most of the examples. Hopefully people will find them useful! 🙂

The SWFObject section is located at

The old SWFObject 1.5 examples are still online if anyone needs to see them.

SWFObject is officially at 2.0

Geoff Stearns and Bobby van der Sluis have finalized SWFObject 2.0. It is no longer beta, and SWFObject 1.5 is now considered deprecated.

SWFObject 2.0’s home is located at Google Code, which includes full documentation and downloads. I believe support will be handled by the SWFObject 2.0 Google Group. I’m not sure what will be happening with the SWFObject Support Forum, which has focused on the pre-2.0 versions of SWFObject.

Thank you to Geoff and Bobby (and the late Michael Williams) for all their hard work… SWFObject 2.0 will certainly have a major impact on the Web.

New: SWFObject examples page

I’ve been creating assorted SWFObject examples for a few months now, usually in response to a forum post at the SWFObject forum. These examples have been piecemeal, just kinda floating out there with no clear links to them or documentation explaining what they are. I decided to create a guide for the examples, which gives a little bit of background for each example as well as the URL for each example.