Adobe AIR in Action by Joseph Lott, Kathryn Rotondo, Samuel Ahn, Ashley Atkins, Max

By Joseph Lott, Kathryn Rotondo, Samuel Ahn, Ashley Atkins, Max Jackson

Yeah, appears like a very good book...if you are already acquainted with SQLite. however the writer did not make a concerted attempt to ensure the entire resource documents have been integrated on their web site, therefore, resource code for a helper dossier is lacking. Who is aware what else is lacking. i am merely attracted to the database elements of AIR and their SQLTutorial software wasn't integrated within the downloads. extra, the booklet used to be released July 2008, this can be 2010, they usually nonetheless have not fastened the matter. They it appears do not concentrate on their discussion board at the topic simply because they have not provided ANY support whatever. The extra I write, the extra annoyed i think.

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We’ll talk about all these types of menus in this chapter. With what you learn in this chapter, you’ll have much of what you need for the building of all sorts of amazing AIR applications. In fact, in this chapter you’ll start work on an application that uses the YouTube service to allow users to search YouTube videos and play them back from their desktop. You’ll be able to accomplish all of that using just the material contained in this chapter. We’ll get started by looking at the metaphor that AIR uses for how it organizes an application into an application object and window objects.

CREATING WINDOWS Every window in an AIR application is fundamentally a NativeWindow object. While the initial window is automatically created when the application starts, it’s your responsibility as the application developer to programmatically create any additional windows your application requires. You can create new windows by constructing new NativeWindow objects and then opening them. NativeWindowInitOptions object that the NativeWindow constructor uses to determine a handful of initial parameters such as the type of window, the chrome the 36 CHAPTER 2 Applications, windows, and menus window should use, and so forth.

This is a requirement for Flex-based AIR applications. You’ll notice that we are using an AIR-specific component called FileSystemTree D that displays the contents of the local file system. When the user clicks on an item in that component, the selectedItem of that component is a File object with an extension property C that will return the file extension of the selected file. That’s all there is to the quick-start application for Flex. Go ahead and run the application. 13 shows the result. 13 The quick-start application allows you to browse your local disk for image files.

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