Posted December 03, 2010 by senocular
What I'd like to address is something else that's new with this release that you might not pick up on at first: the SWF version update. To use new features in 10.2, you have to publish a SWF to target "Flash Player 11", or more accurately, give the SWF a SWF version of 11 (SWF11). This marks the first time that the Target Player Version, or SWF version, no longer matches the Flash Player version of the player with which it is associated. So while the SWF version moves up to 11, Flash Player remains in 10, instead moving up to a new dot-release of 10.2.
I've been meaning to do a tutorial on Flash versions; expect something on that sometime soon... or "next", at least.
In related version news, you may have noticed that the context menu in 10.2 also reveals the current Flash Player version. This can come in handy to know what version of Flash Player you're currently running.
Unfortunately this won't get you the SWF version, but you know what will? swfversion.com (which uses my SWFReader class ;)