Build standalone Flex/ActionScript® applications for one or more mobile platforms (Android™, BlackBerry Tablet OS, or Apple iOS). Design and Code views support mobile development using mobile-ready components.
Debug and test applications on locally connected mobile devices or a mobile emulator.
Deploy, package, and sign required resources as platform-specific installer files for upload to a mobile application distribution site or store.
Benefit from new support for mobile application development and testing, enabling the use of a common codebase to build apps for Android™, BlackBerry® Tablet OS, and iOS while sharing code from web applications.
Benefit from metadata code completion that enhances existing content assist functionality by providing suggestions for both Adobe Flex® Software Development Kit (SDK) and custom metadata tags.
Use QuickAssist/Fix to rename and manipulate variables, generate getters/setters and event handlers, organize imports, and more. Use the override/implements feature to define methods from a superclass or interface.
Customize how Flash Builder generates MXML/ActionScript code using code templates, specify trigger keys for content assist and auto-complete suggestions, and specify Flash Player versions for launch/debug.
Speed coding through syntax coloring, statement completion, code collapse, refactoring support, live highlighting of invalid references, and interactive step-through debugging.
Quickly navigate through code or restructuring by renaming all references to a class, method, or variable thanks to refactoring support. Display comments in MXML and ActionScript editors using ASDoc.
Introspect Java, PHP, Adobe ColdFusion®, REST, and SOAP services to display methods and properties in the new Data/Service Explorer. Drag and drop to bind methods to user interface components.
See references to invalid variables, methods, classes, and interfaces as you are typing in the code editor, and then use the Quick Assist/Fix features to generate stub code.
Use over 100 best-practice code templates (aka snippets) for ActionScript, MXML, and CSS. Review and insert templates using code assist. Create custom templates and import or export them for sharing within teams.
Accelerate coding and testing of Flex and ActionScript projects using extensive new and improved tooling features.
Take advantage of new support in Flash Builder 4.5 and Flash Catalyst CS5.5 that enables designers to open, make changes to, and save Flex projects that were either created or previously edited in Flash Builder.
Rapidly prototype user interface elements and build component business logic by creating custom Spark component classes. Then use Flash Catalyst to convert visual artwork and skin components.
Use the new edit in Flash Catalyst feature to quickly make changes to component skins. Changes made in Flash Catalyst CS5.5 are automatically reflected in Flash Builder.
Speed up development with Design View enhancements such as rendering improvements for complex projects, auto-collapse of data-binding expressions, warnings for incompatible SWCs, visual feedback for drag/drop operations, and improved performance.
Take advantage of new platform support for Eclipse™ 3.6 (Helios) and the standard Eclipse for Java™ distribution; the Cocoa version of Eclipse on Mac OS X; and Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe AIR 2.5, and Flex SDK 4.5.
Use powerful new Spark components in Flex SDK 4.5, including the new Spark Datagrid, Form, and Image controls for web/desktop applications.
Visually design and preview user interface layout, appearance, and behavior using a rich library of built-in components. Extend the built-in Flex framework components or create new ones as needed.
Create data dashboards and interactive data analysis by dragging and dropping a chart type and linking it to a data source. Use the powerful Advanced Datagrid to enable users to explore complex data.
Customize application appearance using CSS and graphical property editors. Set commonly used properties and preview the results in Design View. Browse themes and apply them to projects with the Theme Browser.
Create Flex/PHP projects using a wizard, introspect PHP classes, and debug using the integrated debugger. Develop, test, and debug faster, troubleshoot issues quickly, and improve team collaboration.
Improve collaboration between project members with the robust, team-oriented PHP development features in Zend Studio.
Benefit from an optimized Flex/PHP development experience using the integrated copy of Zend Studio 8 software included in Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP.
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