[thelist] Printing from Flash (exe) without confirmation

John Dowdell jdowdell at adobe.com
Wed Oct 4 18:41:56 CDT 2006

Ben Joyce wrote:
> Does anyone know if it possible to print directly from a Flash
> (compiled as an executable) without getting a print confirmation
> dialog (in Windows) ?

In the browser, no... the computer's owner has to consent to the 
printing before it will happen.

But in a standalone, it depends on the standalone shell you're using, I 
think... on Windows, the Adobe Flash Player is delivered as an ActiveX 
Control, and other applications can invoke this control. It seems 
possible to do a printscreen at screen resolution (rather than Flash's 
vectors), where the Player would never know that its content was piped 
to a printer.


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