Chapter 9. Desktop 2.0 with AIR

This chapter covers

  • Creating a common SWC library
  • Making an AIR version of a Flex application
  • Creating a key for signing the application
  • Packaging the application for distribution
  • Distributing the AIR application via the web

Although your Flex application is rich and engaging, some power users will want a version that they can download and install locally as a desktop application. Adobe AIR allows you to easily accomplish this otherwise daunting task. RIAs blur the line between traditional web applications and desktop client applications, especially when you can convert the Flex application to a desktop application running in the Adobe AIR runtime by changing only a couple of lines of code. Yes, you heard that ...

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