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Breaking Out of the Web Browser with Adobe AIR by Nathan Weber, Tom Kaczanko, Peter Dilillo, Mike Nimer, Michael Labriola, Steve Zimmers, Andriy Kupriyenko, Jeff Tapper, Louie Penaflor

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Chapter 7. Customizing the Look and Feel of an Application

One of the most appealing features of AIR is that applications written with it do not need to look like a web application. Existing outside the browser offers a level of creative freedoms that have never before existed for web developers. The Flex framework provides a robust API for controlling the look and feel inside the application window, which is available for applications that run inside or outside a browser. By default, AIR applications use your standard operating system chrome (a particular look used for the windows throughout an OS) to style the application window itself. Regardless of your OS of choice, there is a default look and feel for applications on your OS. However, if ...

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