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01-01-2011, 06:02 PM

I would like to know whether actionscript allow us to load external ".exe", applications file?

01-01-2011, 06:37 PM
Yes, but there are restrictions. You can have a projector that loads an exe from a folder named 'fscommand' that is in the same folder as the projector. There are also restrictions on the filename of the exe you want to launch: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/flash/system/package.html#fscommand()

The other way is to create an AIR application and use NativeProcess, which isn't as restrictive as fscommand: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/FlashPlatform/reference/actionscript/3/flash/desktop/NativeProcess.html

There are also 3rd party solutions like Zinc that can launch an exe.