SWF Scout 1.43 Released
Bytescout Software announced SWF Scout 1.43, an ActiveX library that allows software developers to add SWF Flash movies to their applications from a variety of programming environments, including ASP.NET, Visual Basic, Visual Basic .NET, C#, and others. Bytescout provides detailed tutorials and examples for the programming languages, with images that can help developers begin their work with SWF Scout. The SWF Scout library eliminates the need for the use of additional libraries and applications for SWF output creation. Developers can distribute royalty-free their end-user applications with the library.
The library offers a combination of abilities for creating professional-looking Flash movies. You can load EMF, JPG, PNG, BMP, and other types of images, as well as add shapes, buttons, texts, text edits, morphing shapes, and sprites. You can also add sound (MP3 and WAV) and video (FLV). There is also a built-in ActionScript compiler to let you compile AS source code. Added to this is an ability to generate pre-loaders for Flash movies from existing images.
SWF Scout library lets you load Flash movies created in other Flash authoring tools to use as templates to generate new movies. It also has the ability to automate Flash output creation by using templates created in Macromedia Flash, or any other authoring tool. The library can replace text macros and images in templates with those you specify. The SFW output can be converted to an .EXE, or a Windows standalone screensaver (.SCR). The library also lets you compile SWF to XML (and back).
You can integrate the library to provide export to the Flash format from an existing application using its EMF to SWF feature. SWF output can be easily added to existing applications. SWF Scout is compatible with Windows 98/Me/2000/XP.
Discounts for volume buyers are available. Licensed customers are entitled to free upgrades and technical support for a year. The company offers its products for academic purposes at a 10% discount. Additional information on SWF Scout, examples of its use, and a free evaluation version are available from the Bytescout Web site.
Price: Starts at US$299
Web Site: http://www.bytescout.com/swfscout.html