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axShockwaveFlash from Jan 2021?

Community Beginner ,
Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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Hello,

I currently have a VB.NET app that uses an axShockwaveFlash object to display Flash/actionscripted swf content. Will this stop working from Jan 2021? Just wondering as it does not depend on a browser ...

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Colm,

Dublin, Ireland.

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Most Valuable Participant , Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020
I imagine it's using the ActiveX Flash Player. That is installed to Windows 10 by Microsoft. I imagine there is every chance that Microsoft will remove it after closing it down in browsers. So you'd need to install it yourself, except Microsoft won't let you do that before it's removed, because it's a system component. After Microsoft remove it, the chances are Adobe will no longer offer it...

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Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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Does it depend on Flash Player? My guess is it does. After browsers close down Flash Player, Flash Player will then move to end of life, and we guess it will no longer be available to anyone (though it may continue to work on systems where it was installed).

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Jan 22, 2020 Jan 22, 2020

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Thanks ...

Yes it does depend on Flash Player, but what you say is what I am wondering ... if I have a system where FP is already installed, can I continue to use it via axShockwaveObject, ie no browser involvement, after EOL? Assuming that Microsoft don't simply block FP from working ... (it's a windows system, stating the obvious!! :-))

 

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I imagine it's using the ActiveX Flash Player. That is installed to Windows 10 by Microsoft. I imagine there is every chance that Microsoft will remove it after closing it down in browsers. So you'd need to install it yourself, except Microsoft won't let you do that before it's removed, because it's a system component. After Microsoft remove it, the chances are Adobe will no longer offer it...

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Sadly you're telling me what I suspect! 🙂

Thanks Test_Screen_Name.

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