May 4, 2001 - Finding the Player Version Number | WebReference

May 4, 2001 - Finding the Player Version Number

Yehuda Shiran May 4, 2001
Finding the Player Version Number
Tips: May 2001

Yehuda Shiran, Ph.D.
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With the accelerated development of the Flash player, you may want to access version-specific features. FlashSound JavaScript API supports the playerVersion static property. It is a property of the FlashSound object. To alert its value, you write:

This property is read only and cannot be set. Assigning a value to playerVersion can cause errors.

As a reminder, in order to sonify your page, follow this recipe:

flashsound.js in the HEAD section. Download.
  • Create a flashsound object in the
  • HEAD section.
  • Embed your SWF file in the
  • BODY section.
  • Create an anchor tag and set the
  • onmouseover event handler to the TGotoAndPlay() method.

    To get playerVersion you don't need anything else but to include the FlashSound JavaScript code, flashsound.js. Mouse over the following link to alert the player version:

    What's the Player Version?

    Here is the source code:

    <SCRIPT SRC="flashsound.js"></SCRIPT>
    <P><A HREF="javascript://" 
      onmouseover="alert(FlashSound.playerVersion)">What's the Player Version?</A></P>

    Here is a link you can use to download flashsound.js.

    Download flashsound.js