How to Test an SWF File

By Brendan O'Brien

Small Web Format (SWF) files are Flash animation files that can be played in any browser with an Adobe Flash plug-in. When you are creating Flash animation, you will want to view the file the same way the end user will view it: through a browser. To test an SWF file, you can open it in your browser, a process that takes a few moments.

Step 1

Save your SWF file to your desktop.

Step 2

Launch your Web browser.

Step 3

Click "File" in the main menu bar. Scroll down and click "Open."

Step 4

Browse for the SWF file you saved on your desktop. Click the "Open" button.