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Author Topic: Load file using native application  (Read 3924 times)
eball
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« on: March 31, 2009, 12:18:57 »

Is there a way to load a file (ie: doc, pdf, etc) in its native application?

Right now i am able to load a word doc file in word using navigateToUrl in an AIR applicaiton.
But this uses a web browser to load the file before a popup then asks if you want to load the file in Word.

Isnt there a way to open documents using whatever application they are derived from. (doc, pdf, excel, etc)???
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 03:33:05 »

A better communication between an AIR application and the underlying operating system ( launching native executables from an AIR application ) has been on my wishlist forever!

You cannot open MS Office documents in your Flex/AIR application. I wish someone proved me wrong about it.

For PDF look at these links:

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/air/flex/quickstart/scripting_pdf.html

http://raghuonflex.wordpress.com/2006/12/07/flex-i-frame/

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/communityengine/index.cfm?event=showdetails&productId=2&postId=10183
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