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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 9. Using HTML Content in a Flex/AIR Application

In the previous chapters, we explored how Flex gives you access to the core pieces of the operating system allowing for a true desktop experience. Next, you are going to switch gears and look at what makes AIR such a valuable desktop runtime for the web-based developer.

By choosing to use AIR, you gain the ability to leverage your existing web-based skills and knowledge to create applications for the desktop. This does not limit you to only Flex and Flash because AIR also has the ability to build HTML and JavaScript directly into an application. An AIR application can consist of a seamless blend of Flex and HTML.

This chapter will explore how to use HTML in an AIR application, how to combine ...

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