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Make SWF fullscreen or stretch to fill window

SWF fullscreen

2:26 am on Nov 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have searched and tried many things but I can't figure out how to make my SWF's full screen or even stretch to fill the window.

I am putting together a Flash arcade site for my daughter. There are thousands of SWF game files so variables are used to load them on the page. Many of the files do not contain a fullscreen button so I'm trying to figure out how I can give the option of stretching the SWF to full screen.

Is there such a thing as a SWF wrapper that can give fullscreen capabilities to any SWF without having to edit the action script of all of those game files?

I've even tried adding a "Full Screen" button to the page that opens the SWF in a new window but none of the examples I've come across scale or stretch the SWF to full screen.

The code below only stretches the SWF in width, not height:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en">
<script type="text/javascript" src="swfobject.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">
swfobject.embedSWF("MySwf.swf", "swf_container", "100%", "100%", "10.0.0");

<div id="swf_container">

Anyone able to help me? I'm totally stumped.

The SWF must be embeded on a page because the page contains code that submits the score when it's done playing. So using a link to the SWF instead of a page will not work.

The best solution would be for me to use a wrapper if such a thing exists. However, another issue is that the site uses Smarty so I a wrapper will need to andle Smarty variables for the file name.
4:43 pm on Nov 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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You first have to allow full screen via a parameter from the page, like

your_video_object.addParam("allowFullScreen", "true");

The from within your SWF, code the full screen button to set the stage to full screen.

function fullScreen()
Stage.displayState = "fullScreen";
5:01 pm on Nov 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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When you say "from within your SWF" are you saying edit the SWF itself?

If so, that would mean editing thousands of files.