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By Joseph Lott, Kathryn Rotondo, Samuel Ahn, Ashley Atkins, Max Jackson

Adobe AIR is likely one of the most well liked subject matters in wealthy software improvement. This intriguing new know-how remains to be in beta, yet it truly is already being followed by way of such internet giants as eBay. With AIR, internet builders use their current talents to construct wealthy purposes that circulate seamlessly among the net and the computing device. Adobe AIR in motion introduces AIR to builders accustomed to Flex and JavaScript, exhibiting them how one can construct reliable AIR-driven computing device and hybrid purposes. utilizing small examples, the professional authors stroll internet builders throughout the new themes they'll have to improve AIR purposes for the machine. Readers will examine the fundamental good points of the AIR API with examples and code samples that internet pros can use to wake up and operating in AIR fast. The booklet describes the way to create and customise local home windows, learn and write documents and folders at the neighborhood dossier method. net builders who learn this e-book should be in a position to take fast benefit of the elevated assets on hand to machine functions. Sometimes-connected, web-enabled functions are gaining in attractiveness, and net builders of all stripes probably want to upload those talents to their toolbox.

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6 The name element The name element is a sibling of initialWindow, meaning it should be nested as a child of the application tag. The name value is used to determine the default installation directory. The name value is also displayed in the title bar when the application is running. 1. If no name value is specified, the value of filename is used instead. 7 The title and description elements The title and description elements are all siblings of initialWindow, meaning they should be nested as children of the application tag.

However, there are a few items that are probably new to you since they are AIR-specific. Don’t worry. We’ll explain many of these items in more detail throughout this book. For now, we’ll just briefly explain each of these unfamiliar pieces. The first thing you’ll note is that the root tag is WindowedApplication B instead of Application. This is a requirement for Flex-based AIR applications. You’ll notice that we are using an AIR-specific component called FileSystemTree D that displays the contents of the local file system.

The only thing you’ll do differently is select Desktop application as the application type from the first screen of the wizard. 3, this option is selected. 4 The Navigator pane listing the files for a new AIR project tion descriptor XML file. 4 shows the Navi- lists the source files for the AIR gator pane from Flex Builder listing these files for a application as well as the descriptor XML file. new project. Building AIR applications using Flex Builder 17 Of course, you can edit the descriptor file in the way that you learned earlier in this chapter.

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