Sorry if this is too recent, but back when I was first getting into programming in ~2002-2004, there was some Flash/SWF-to-EXE tool that provided ActionScript bindings to Windows desktop APIs. Does anyone know what that tool might have been called?

I would have used it with Macromedia Flash MX 2004 or maybe Macromedia Flash 8

Google-ing has been fruitless thanks to the recent death of Flash.

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    Given the recent death and entombment of Flash, I would say that this is now definitely retro! I also remember some encapsulation tool that put a wrapper around a Flash 'movie' and produced a Windows exe. In fact, I continue to use many of these files in my day job, as their Flash equivalents no longer run. Jan 20 at 8:42
  • I know it was possible to export to those flash projectors with embedded movies from inside the Flash authoring environment way back in the Macromedia days, but I'm not familiar with how it would be accomplished otherwise.
    – ssokolow
    Jan 20 at 11:20
  • This was 15 years ago, so my memory is hazy... I definitely remember it being an external / third-party tool. It somehow let me interface with the OS in a way that standard Flash did not allow. Jan 20 at 12:08
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    @MarkWilliams I don't think "death" necessarily means "retro". For example Office 2013 is dead (I hope) but not retro, and Amiga is not dead but is Retro. I am not sure about Flash.
    – OmarL
    Jan 20 at 15:10
  • there where small standalone win32 player: flashplayer.exe out there which might be used for this just by adding/linking it and your swf file into single executable (resources) and calling it with argument from there .... but that is just my wild guess
    – Spektre
    Jan 20 at 15:48

NativeWindow - Adobe ActionScript® 3 (AS3)

Flash EXE Builder By IncrediTools

Adobe Flash Builder

SWF2EXE Converter by ApecSoft Inc.

VaySoft SWF to EXE Converter Pro

A-PDF Flash Package Builder

These were the only ones that fits to your description, found on Internet. I'm not sure if you meant them.

  • There's also Macromedia^W Adobe^W Apache Flex Apr 6 at 21:18

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