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Fundamentals of ActionScript 3.0: Develop and Design by Doug Winnie

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19. Desktop Applications with Adobe AIR

Projects you create in Flash Professional CS5.5 and ActionScript 3.0 aren’t limited to the browser. With the Adobe AIR runtime that users can install on their computers, you can make projects that users can run on Windows and Mac OS X as desktop applications.

This chapter will introduce you to some of the basics of Adobe AIR so you can explore this platform. In the next chapter, you’ll go even further with AIR and learn how to make mobile applications for the iOS and Andorid mobile platforms.

Getting Started

Adobe AIR is a runtime that you can install on Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. To get the Adobe AIR runtime, download it at http://get.adobe.com/air/. When installed, applications that are based ...

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