Last post Jan 18, 2008 11:36 AM by Suprotim Agarwal
Jan 18, 2008 08:08 AM|.NET|LINK
I need to find some way of detecting if the browser has Flash installed. I can check if the ActiveX control is enabled but this obviously doesn't work with anything other than Internet Explorer (e.g. Mozilla Firefox and Safari do not use ActiveX for embedding
There appears to be lots of paid for commercial components but surely someone knows how to do this without having to pay for it?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Jan 18, 2008 09:09 AM|Suprotim Agarwal|LINK
Take a look over here
Jan 18, 2008 09:15 AM|ca8msm|LINK
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Jan 18, 2008 09:16 AM|Suprotim Agarwal|LINK
Another one that could be useful
EDIT : Oops looks like we posted at the same time.
Jan 18, 2008 09:22 AM|.NET|LINK
Thanks for the replies but unfortunately I need a "server-side" solution (such as is used by
http://www.aspnetmedia.com/) but I want to hand code this solution, I don't want to have to purchase a .dll component as I don't have the budget for that.
I'm currently waiting feedback from Google Code regarding this issue to see if there is any way of working around this issue which I doubt there is, hence I a solution where the code is run on the server and then the correct type of content is sent to the user.
Waiting for the user to download the content and then having a client-side script decide if they have the facilities to view Flash isn't suitable and in this case is ruining the flow of the website.
Any help appreciated.
Jan 18, 2008 10:29 AM|ca8msm|LINK
Thanks for the replies but unfortunately I need a "server-side" solution
the server (like the one above does) or you can read information provided by the user's browser (like agent, supported mime types etc).
Jan 18, 2008 11:36 AM|Suprotim Agarwal|LINK