Information about the .swf (swf) file type

Below is all the information we have available on file about the .swf (swf) file type.

Shockwave Flash file.

A .swf file is a Shockwave Flash file. It is also known as an Adobe Flash file - because Adobe took over the company which originally developed the Flash file. A Flash file is a format for delivering graphics and animation over the internet.

For a Flash file to be incorporated into an html file requires html similar to the following:

<object width="300" height="200">
<param name="movie" value="someflashfile.swf">
<embed src="someflashfile.swf" width="300" height="200">

The following links provide further information related to the .swf file extension:

Where this is available we would like to include file format information on .swf files, as well as information on how to view or open files of type .swf. If you know of any information which we have missed then please let us know.