The sample applications contained in the Quick Start topics for Flash demonstrate some of the most important or popular features of Adobe AIR. They give you a quick tutorial-style introduction to how these features work and how you can use them in your own applications. This section gives you an overview of how to access and install the Adobe AIR Quick Start applications for Flash Professional.
To work with the sample code and run the AIR Quick Start applications for Flash follow these steps:
- Set up your development environment so that you can work with the sample code and compile and test the applications. For more information, refer to Using Flash Professional. (Note: Flash Professional CS3 users must have the Adobe AIR update for Flash CS3 installed.)
- Download the sample application source files from the online location linked in each of the quick-start topics to a folder on your computer. You may want to create a folder for each topic to keep things organized.
- The installer (AIR) file for each sample application is included with the download files. To install the application, double-click the AIR file in the same folder where you saved the quick-start application.
- To examine the inner workings of the sample application, extract the source files from the ZIP file into the project folder that you created. Open the FLA and AS files to view the elements and source code. You can also use the AIR related items in the Flash Professional File menu to inspect the AIR application descriptor properties and to generate a new AIR file.
Read the individual quick-start topics to gain an understanding of how each of the applications work and for an explanation of its ActionScript code.