Configuring Flex Applications to Run in Adobe Flash Player

To run an Apache Flex application in Flash Player, one or both of the following must be true:
  • The developer who creates the Flex application must compile the application as an EXE file. When a user launches the application, it will open in Flash Player. Install Windows Flash Player from
  • The user must have Windows Flash Player Projector installed. When a user opens a Flex .SWF file, he can configure it to open in Flash Player. Windows Flash Projector is not installed when Flash Player is installed unless you install the Apache Flex developer suite. Install Windows Flash Projector from
  1. For Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, configure Flash Player to run as administrator. Perform the following steps:
    1. Right-click the Adobe Flash Player program shortcut or the FlashPlayer.exe file, then click Properties.
    2. In the Properties dialog box, click the Compatibility tab.
    3. Check the Run this program as an administrator check box and then click OK.
  2. Start the .SWF file in Flash Player from the command prompt (cmd.exe) by typing: "<Application_Install_Directory>\ApplicationName.swf" By default, the <SilkTest_Install_Directory> is located at Program Files\Silk\Silk Test.