Build mobile applications

Use Adobe® Flash® Builder™ 4.5 software to build mobile Flex and ActionScript® applications for leading mobile platforms using a common codebase.
 
Mobile app development for multiple platforms
 
Mobile app development for multiple platforms
Build standalone Flex/ActionScript® applications for one or more mobile platforms (Android™, BlackBerry®, or iOS). Design and Code views support mobile development using mobile-ready components.
Mobile app debugging
 
Mobile app debugging
Debug and test applications on locally connected mobile devices or a mobile emulator.
Mobile application packaging and signing
 
Mobile application packaging and signing
Deploy, package, and sign required resources as platform-specific installer files for upload to a mobile application distribution site or store.

Mobile apps for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, and iOS
 
Mobile apps for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, and iOS
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. 
 

Code faster

Accelerate coding using powerful, improved intelligent code editing.
 
Metadata code completion
 
Metadata code completion
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. 

Code generation
 
Code generation
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. 

Additional coding improvements
 
Additional coding improvements
Accelerate your coding with block selection and edit mode; next/previous subword navigation, code formatting of MXML documents; CSS class reference content assist, navigation, and refactoring, and more.

Customizable Flash Builder
 
Customizable Flash Builder
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. 

Powerful code editing
 
Powerful code editing
Speed coding through syntax coloring, statement completion, code collapse, refactoring support, live highlighting of invalid references, and interactive
step-through debugging.
Refactoring and ASDoc support
 
Refactoring and ASDoc support
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.
Data-centric development
 
Data-centric development
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.
Invalid reference live highlighting
 
Invalid reference live highlighting
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.
Code templates
 
Code templates
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.
Integrated development and debugging
 
Integrated development and debugging
Develop and debug Flash, Flex, and PHP application components in an integrated development environment.
 

Design-develop workflow

Speed up development by working in parallel with designers using Adobe Flash Catalyst® software.
 
Bidirectional designer/developer workflow
 
Bidirectional designer/developer workflow
Take advantage of new support in Flash Builder 4.5 and Adobe Flash Catalyst® CS5.5 software that enables designers to open, make changes to, and save Flex projects that were either created or previously edited in Flash Builder. 

Custom Spark components for designer skinning
 
Custom Spark components for designer skinning
Rapidly prototype user interface elements and build component business logic by creating customSpark component classes. Then use Flash Catalyst to convert visual artwork and skin components.

Roundtrip editing in Flash Catalyst
 
Roundtrip editing in Flash Catalyst
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.

 

Large project development

Work with large projects more efficiently to speed development.
 
Design View improvements
 
Design View improvements
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.

Improved large-application performance
 
Improved large-application performance
See up to a 65% reduction for refactoring operations on projects with a large number of dependent libraries, a significant reduction in memory used when profiling complex applications, and improved profiler responsiveness. 

 

Expanded platform support

Get the latest platform support in Flash Builder 4.5.
 
Updated platform support
 
Updated platform support
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.
New Spark components
 
New Spark components
Use powerful new Spark components in Flex SDK 4.5, including the new Spark Datagrid, Form, and Image controls for web/desktop applications.
Desktop Adobe AIR applications
 
Desktop Adobe AIR applications
Build, debug, package, and sign AIR applications. Adobe AIR lets you quickly develop rich Internet applications (RIAs) for the desktop with the same skills and codebase you use to build RIAs for the browser.
 

Rich application design

Lay out and customize expressive user interface behaviors and controls.
 
Rich visual layout
 
Rich visual layout
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. 
Interactive data visualization
 
Interactive data visualization
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.
Skinning and styling
 
Skinning and styling
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.
Superior user experience
 
Superior user experience
Differentiate your data-driven PHP applications with superior user experiences. 
 

PHP development

Speed up development using Flash Builder with Zend Studio software thanks to integrated Flex/PHP tooling.
 
Integrated copy of Zend Studio 8
 
Integrated copy of Zend Studio 8
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.
Quick problem finding and resolution
 
Quick problem finding and resolution
Benefit from comprehensive PHP and JavaScript debugging, PHP profiling, built-in PHP unit testing, and Zend Server integration for seamless application monitoring and troubleshooting.
PHP developer collaboration
 
PHP developer collaboration
Improve collaboration between project members with the robust, team-oriented PHP development features in Zend Studio.