A standalone Flash player app vs IE

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A standalone Flash player app vs IE

Post by andrewn » Tue May 08, 2012 11:11 am

Hi,

I have a tiny app done in C# that hosts Adobe Flash Player ActiveX control and plays some flash content.
The Ranorex Flash instrumentation is enabled, but the automation doesn't work for the custom app. It works however when I play the same flash content in IE.

I confirmed (with process monitor) that mm.cfg and RanorexAutomation.swf both get referenced by the Flash player within my app, but it doesn't help. Ranorex Spy can't access Flash controls either (it can for IE). Is there any programmatic way to enable Flash instrumentation for my app?

Thanks,
Andrew.

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Re: A standalone Flash player app vs IE

Post by Support Team » Wed May 09, 2012 4:06 pm

Hi,

If you want to start it outside a browser you have to use the Ranorex Automation Lib as described in the following link.

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Re: A standalone Flash player app vs IE

Post by andrewn » Mon May 14, 2012 3:30 am

Thanks for replying, Markus. Unfortunately I have no direct control over the Flash content.
I have ended up hosting WebBrowser object which in turn hosts Flash. There's some overhead, but that works.
Support Team wrote:Hi,

If you want to start it outside a browser you have to use the Ranorex Automation Lib as described in the following link.

Regards,
Markus
Ranorex Support Team