Dumping SWF Files Generated from MXML Applications

This section provides a tutorial example on how to dump and disassemble SWF files generated from Flash applications written in MXML format. '-D' and '-asm' options should be used.

In this example, let's dump and disassemble a SWF file generated from a Flash application written as an MXML file, sqft_converter.swf. See previous chapter on how sqft_converter.swf was created.

First dump it with the SWFTools SWF dumper using "-D" option:

C:\herong>\local\swftools\swfdump -D sqft_converter.swf

[HEADER]        File version: 10
[HEADER]        File is zlib compressed. Ratio: 49%
[HEADER]        File size: 80395
[HEADER]        Frame rate: 24.000000
[HEADER]        Frame count: 2
[HEADER]        Movie width: 500.00
[HEADER]        Movie height: 375.00
[045]         4 FILEATTRIBUTES usenetwork as3 symbolclass
[04d]       459 METADATA
[041]         4 SCRIPTLIMITS
[009]         3 SETBACKGROUNDCOLOR (ff/ff/ff)
[029]        26 SERIALNUMBER
[02b]        42 FRAMELABEL "_sqft_converter_mx_managers_SystemManager"
[052]     56432 DOABC "frame1", lazy load
#name: frame1
#Metadata "Bindable":
#  =change
sealed interface class <q>[public]mx.core::IFlexModuleFactory{
     staticconstructor * =()(0 params, 0 optional)
    [stack:0 locals:1 scope:3-3 flags:]
        00000) + 0:0 returnvoid 

     constructor * <q>[public]mx.core::IFlexModuleFactory=()
        (0 params, 0 optional)
     getter <q>[public]flash.utils::Dictionary 
        (0 params, 0 optional)
[04c]        86 SYMBOLCLASS
                exports 0002 as "_sqft_converter_Styles__embed_css...
[001]         0 SHOWFRAME 2 (00:00:00,042) (label "sqft_converter")
[000]         0 END

Then disassemble it with the Flex SWF disassembler using "-asm" option:

C:\herong>\local\flex\bin\swfdump -asm sqft_converter.swf

<!-- Parsing swf file:/C:/herong/sqft_converter.swf -->
<!-- ?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"? -->
<swf xmlns='http://macromedia/2003/swfx' version='10' 
  framerate='24' size='10000x7500' compressed='true' >
  <!-- framecount=2 length=80395 -->
  <FileAttributes hasMetadata='true' actionScript3='true' 
    suppressCrossDomainCaching='false' swfRelativeUrls='false' 
    <rdf:RDF xmlns:rdf='http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#'>
    <rdf:Description rdf:about='' xmlns:dc='http://purl.org/dc/ele...
  <ScriptLimits scriptRecursionLimit='1000' scriptTimeLimit='60'/>
  <SetBackgroundColor color='#FFFFFF'/>
  <ProductInfo product='Adobe Flex' edition='' version='4.1' 
    build='16076' compileDate='11/13/10 10:42 PM'/>
  <FrameLabel label='_sqft_converter_mx_managers_SystemManager'/>
  <DoABC2 name='frame1'>
                      <AttributeListNode public='true'>


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

 Downloading and Installing Flex SDK 4.1

 "mxmlc" - Adobe Flex Compiler

 Spark Component Architecture

 MXML Example Using Spark Components

 Compiling ActionScript 3 Scripts with 'mxmlc'

 SWF Disassembler in Flex SDK

 Dumping Simple SWF Files

 Dumping SWF Files Containing ActionScript 3 Statements

 Dumping SWF Files Generated from ActionScript 3 Classes

Dumping SWF Files Generated from MXML Applications

 SWF File Structure and Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

 SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

 Outdated Tutorials


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