<title>Flash player detection</title>
		<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html;charset=utf-8"/>	
		<script type="text/javascript" src="./../js/AnyChartStock.js?v=1.9.0r9317"></script>
		<script type="text/javascript">
			// get flash player version
			var flashVersion = AnyChartStock.platform.flashPlayerVersion.join('.');
			// content to show when flash player is not installed
			var wrongVersionMessage = "<br /><br /><br /><a href='http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/' target='_blank'>Go to Adobe.Com to get new Flash Player version.</a>";
			function checkVersion(){
				var message;
				// show chart only if player version is up to date
				if (AnyChartStock.platform.hasRequiredVersion) {
					var chart = new AnyChartStock("./../swf/AnyChartStock.swf?v=1.9.0r9317", "./../swf/Preloader.swf?v=1.9.0r9317");
					message = "Flash player version is correct (" + flashVersion + ")";
				}else {
					message = "Flash player is too old (your version is " + flashVersion + "). Please update it!";
					document.getElementById('chartContainer').innerHTML = wrongVersionMessage;
				// show the message
				document.getElementById('message').innerHTML = message;
		<style type="text/css">
			#chartContainer {
		<!-- table settings --> 
		<style type="text/css"> 
			table.settings {
				border-style: solid;
				border-width: 1px;
				border-color: #D0CDC9;
			table.settings tr th {
				font:normal 60% Verdana;
				background-color: #DCD9D5;
			table.settings tr td {
				background-color: #F8F4F0;
				font:normal 70% Verdana;
	<body onload="checkVersion()">
		<table class="settings">
			  <th>Flash version is checked on page load and appropriate message is shown.</th>
				<td><div id="message"><!-- Message Container --></div></td>
			<tr >
				<td><div id="chartContainer"><!-- Chart Container --></div></td>

Sample Description

How to use this sample?

Source code of this sample features sample code that checks if the required version of Flash Player is installed. Version is displayed and the page and chart is rendered if version allows that.

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How it works

Two things from AnyCharStock Library can be used to determine Flash Player version: AnyChartStock.platform.hasRequiredVersion flag and AnyChartStock.platform.flashPlayerVersion array, the first one is used in conditional check and the last one - to show Flash Player version on the page.

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AnyChartStock JavaScript API

This sample uses the following methods, properties and events from AnyChartStock JavaScript API:

Item Type Description
AnyChartStock.platform Static property (Object) Stores information about end users OS, browser and Flash Player version.
setXMLFile Method Sets chart XML configuration file path.
write Method Adds the chart to HTML DOM as a child of the specified container.

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This section lists all configuration, data and auxiliary files required for this sample.

Configuration file

CSV files

SWF files

  • AnyChartStock.swf - AnyChart Stock component.
  • Preloader.swf - AnyChart Stock helper component that loads the main component (AnyChartStock.swf) and displays loading progress.

JavaScript Libraries

  • AnyChartStock.js - A JavaScript library that is shipped with AnyChart Stock component. It is used to embed the component into HTML DOM and to comunicate with the Flash part.

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