AIR for Javascript Developers Pocket Guide by Mike Chambers, Daniel Dura, Kevin Hoyt, Dragos Georgita

By Mike Chambers, Daniel Dura, Kevin Hoyt, Dragos Georgita

If you are already acquainted with HTML and JavaScript and would need to enhance computing device purposes utilizing Adobe AIR then this is often the ideal e-book for YOU.In a nutshell, there are a number of techniques to constructing AIR functions: 1. utilizing HTML and JavaScript 2. utilizing Flex three. utilizing FlashObviously, this e-book focuses mostly at the first merchandise. i am coming from Java internet improvement historical past and i've simply began with Flex. I additionally became interested in Adobe AIR after seeing a few examples on the net. yet because i am already constructing Flex purposes for the internet, I want constructing AIR functions utilizing Flex additionally (so will probably be more uncomplicated to port the applying from net to computer and vice versa).Even so, i locate the booklet very informative. such a lot specially the cookbook part the place it indicates you ways to connect with the embedded database, read/write documents etc. provided that this publication is a Pocket consultant, i used to be fast in control with the features of Adobe AIR in a few hours.

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Default is true. For our example, we will use the operating system's window chrome. NOTE Notice that the default value of the visible element is false. This means that if you do not explicitly set the element to true, your application will have no UI when it launches. In this case, you will have to programmatically set the visible property to true. This can be useful if the application needs to perform some initialization or layout when it first launches. You can allow the application to do its layout first, and then only display the UI to the user once the layout is complete.

3. HTML/JavaScript IDE or Editor Building AIR applications with HTML and JavaScript requires that you have a way to create the HTML and JavaScript files. You can use any tool that supports creating and editing text files (such as VIM or Notepad), although it's recommended that you use a tool that has richer support for working with HTML and JavaScript files, such as Adobe Dreamweaver, Panic's Coda, or Aptana Studio. com. 4. Supported Operating System Although it is possible to develop and package AIR applications on virtually any operating system (including Linux), you can test and deploy AIR applications only on operating systems supported by Adobe AIR.

Xml files. 3. xml This should launch your application within the standard system chrome of your operating system (see Figure 22). Figure 2-2. AIRHelloWorld application running from ADL on Mac OS X If the application does not launch correctly, or if you get an error, do the following: Make sure you have configured the SDK correctly so that the ADL tool can be found. xml file. Make sure your application descriptor file contains well-formed XML. Make sure the information in the application descriptor file is correct.

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