Join James Talbot for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding AIR 2, part of AIR 2 with Flash and Flex Essential Training.
It also specifies if we use any default icons. And then we have a framework for the Adobe AIR APIs in the SDK, and we have to actually install the SDK, and that's done in another lesson. We also have an AIR installation badge and a command line tool for building and deploying AIR Applications. So AIR itself is a free technology. You can purchase tools from Adobe, for example Flash builder or Flash Catalyst - Adobe charges money for those tools, but AIR itself is a free technology, and if you want to just use Microsoft Notepad and compile the application via the command line, you're able to do that simply by downloading the free SDK and installing the free software development kit.
So you can publish these AIR projects from Flash Builder, Flash CS5, and this creates an installer package and the export wizard. There is also a developer tool that will enable you to build a native operating system installer package. So, for example, a .exe file for Windows or a .dmg file for Macintosh. That's called ADT, known as the Adobe AIR Developer tool, and that is available for free in the SDK. There is also an Air Debug Launcher that will enable you to test AIR Applications, and the AIR file format itself is just simply a compressed file format for installation.
- Explaining runtime applications
- Installing and using the Adobe AIR 2 SDK
- Compiling a project in Flash Builder
- Packaging an AIR application in Flash Professional
- Converting a Flex project to an AIR project
- Creating application windows
- Moving and copying files across the operating system
- Opening files in default applications
- Displaying HTML content
- Interacting with other AIR applications
- Using the built-in database
- Securing applications