Macromedia has announced the release of the JavaScript Integration Kit for Macromedia Flash 5.

The free integration kit allows developers to use Macromedia Dreamweaver to create richer interaction between Macromedia Flash 5 content and Web browsers.

Buying The kit is available from the Macromedia Exchange.

Tom Hale, Macromedia’s senior vice president of product marketing, said: "By enabling Macromedia Flash 5 users to add advanced Web browser interaction via Macromedia Dreamweaver, developers get an easy path to increase the functionality between the Macromedia Flash content and the Web browser."

With over 38 unique components, the extensions enable developers to use VCR-like controls to pan, zoom and play Macromedia Flash content. JavaScript Behaviours produce advanced client-side form validations with Macromedia Flash forms.

The Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver, which launched in April, and Macromedia Exchange for Dreamweaver UltraDev collectively offer over 250 extensions.