SWF File Structure

This section describes the SWF file structure - a header element followed by a list of tags.

SWF version files are binary files with different types of elements concatenated together in the order shown below:

Header
FileAttributes tag
Definition tag or Control tag
Definition tag or Control tag
Definition tag or Control tag
... 
End tag

Short descriptions of SWF file elements are:

Last update: 2014.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Adobe Flash

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

 Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

 "mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

 SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

 SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

 Adobe Flex SDK 4

SWF File Structure and Tags

 What Is SWF?

SWF File Structure

 SWF File Example - rectangle.swf

 SWF File Example - Dump Output

 SWF File Definition and Control Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

 SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version