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

Adobe AIR is likely one of the most popular subject matters in wealthy software improvement. This interesting new know-how continues to be in beta, yet it is already being followed by means of such internet giants as eBay. With AIR, internet builders use their present abilities to construct wealthy purposes that move seamlessly among the net and the computer. Adobe AIR in motion introduces AIR to builders accustomed to Flex and JavaScript, exhibiting them the way to construct sturdy AIR-driven computing device and hybrid purposes. utilizing small examples, the specialist authors stroll net builders throughout the new subject matters they'll have to increase AIR functions for the machine. Readers will study the basic positive aspects of the AIR API with examples and code samples that net pros can use to wake up and operating in AIR quick. The publication describes how you can create and customise local home windows, learn and write documents and folders at the neighborhood dossier process. net builders who learn this publication should be in a position to take rapid good thing about the elevated assets on hand to machine functions. Sometimes-connected, web-enabled purposes are gaining in recognition, and net builders of all stripes probably want to upload those talents to their toolbox.

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In fact, in this chapter you’ll start work on an application that uses the YouTube service to allow users to search YouTube videos and play them back from their desktop. You’ll be able to accomplish all of that using just the material contained in this chapter. We’ll get started by looking at the metaphor that AIR uses for how it organizes an application into an application object and window objects. In the next section, you’ll learn how to work an application object and window objects using both Flash and Flex.

9 Quick-start AIR application for Flex In this section, you’ll build a quick-start application using Flex Builder. This application is simple, and not very practical. The point in this exercise is not to build a really useful application, but to walk through the steps of building an AIR application using Flex. This application simply uses a tree component to list the contents of a user’s file system, and allows the user to select image files and display them. The first step is to create a new Flex project, selecting Desktop application as the Application type.

2, all AIR applications must have a digital signature. When building an AIR application using Flash, you specify the certificate using this option in the form. 11. Select the Sign the AIR file with a digital certificate option, then select a certificate to use. If you’re using a certificate from a certification authority or an existing self-signed certificate you already created, you can immediately browse to find that certificate file. In that case, you can skip ahead to step 6. Otherwise, if you need to create a new self-signed certificate, continue to step 3.

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