Reading from the camera roll

Depending on the version of the AIR SDK you are using, it is possible to load an image from the device's camera roll. AIR for iOS facilitates this by launching the native Photos application and allowing the user to select an image. The image can then be loaded and added to your display list.

Let us see how to write a simple app that loads an image selected from the camera roll.

The steps covered here are applicable only to those using Flash Professional CS5.5. The AIR 2.0 SDK used by Flash Professional CS5 does not feature an API for loading images from the camera roll.

Getting ready

An FLA has been provided as a starting point for this recipe. From the book's accompanying code bundle, open chapter10\recipe2\recipe.fla ...

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