Adobe AIR: Create - Modify - Reuse by Marc Leuchner

By Marc Leuchner

Adobe built-in Runtime (AIR) revolutionizes the way in which wealthy web purposes (RIAs) are deployed and helps basic technologies?Flash and HTML/Ajax?in order to make computer improvement whatever that each net developer can do. This publication walks you thru 11 totally carried out AIR functions with resource code for you to use as they presently exist or customise. every one undertaking starts with a dialogue of structure and layout, via code implementation. You?ll get hands-on wisdom of AIR software layout and improvement for you to then use to construct dynamic RIAs.

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There is probably no better way to learn this than to write the most versatile program of all time: The Almighty Text Editor. Granted, everyone has their own favorite text editing program that they’ve been using for years, especially if you’re any sort of developer. The text editor you’ll develop in this chapter is by no means a program that will replace your existing text editor, but perhaps it will be the start of your own customized text editor that you later extend with all the wonderful functionality that your current text editor is missing!

The openFile()function is now complete, so it is time to get at what you really want: the text. close(); } The onOpenComplete()function is pretty simple. Immediately, the readUTFBytes()method of the fileStream object is called. This method will read the file’s array of bytes and return a string of characters that adhere to UTF-8 (8-bit UCS/Unicode Transformation Format). The method requires just one parameter specifying how many bytes should be read; and because you know that the entire file has been buffered, you can use the bytesAvailable property of the fileStream object.

Xml Your launched application is now running within the AIR runtime. Everything looks perfect and you can see the text ‘‘Hello World’’ rendered in your label. You can run the ADL alone to preview your application, but in developing a more complex application, you need some support for debugging. The ADL has not been utilized to the potential from which its acronym is derived — AIR Debug Launcher. mxml main file and recompile with the -debug option set for the amxmlc. 1. [CDATA[ // window has completed initial layout and is made visible.

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