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Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook Solutions and Examples for Rich Internet Application Developers

Thoroughly vetted by Adobe's AIR development team, Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook addresses fundamentals, best practices, and topics that web developers and application designers inquire about most. The hands-on recipes in this cookbook help you solve a variety of tasks and scenarios you may encounter using Adobe AIR to build Rich Internet Applications for the desktop.

Contents of this Adobe AIR 1.5 Cookbook Solutions and Examples for Rich Internet Application Developers
Chapter 1 AIR Basics
Creating and Running an AIR Application with Flex Builder 3
Creating and Running an AIR Application with Flash
Creating and Running an AIR Application with HTML and JavaScript
Debugging an AIR Application with JavaScript
Signing and Exporting an AIR Application
Signing an AIR File with a Trusted Certificate
Understanding Synchronous and Asynchronous Programming in AIR
Chapter 2 Application Settings
Targeting a Specific Version of AIR
Setting the Application ID
Setting the Application Name and Filename
Setting the Application Version
Editing the Application Description and Copyright Information
Editing the Initial Window Settings
Setting the Installation Folder for an Application
Setting the Default Program Menu Folder
Setting a Custom Application Icon
Allowing an AIR Application to Interact with the Browser
Setting the Application to Handle All Updates
Determining the Application Version at Runtime
Creating Multilingual AIR Installations
Chapter 3 Application Windows
Changing the Main Application Window
Launching a New Window in ActionScript
Launching a New Window (Flex)
Launching a New Window (JavaScript)
Creating Utility Windows
Creating Lightweight Windows
Creating a Full-Screen Window
Managing Multiple Windows
Creating Windows with Custom Chrome
Minimizing and Maximizing a Window
Resizing a Window
Closing a Window
Displaying a Prompt Before Closing a Window
Closing All Open Windows at Once
Adding a Drop Shadow to a Custom Chrome Window in ActionScript
Applying a Pixel Bender Filter to a Custom Chrome Window in ActionScript
Chapter 4 Screens
Positioning Windows on the Desktop
Positioning Windows Across Multiple Monitors
Determining the Monitors on Which an Application Is Currently Displayed
Chapter 5 HTML Content
Displaying HTML Content
Accessing JavaScript from ActionScript in an HTML Container
Accessing ActionScript from JavaScript in an HTML Container
Scripting the DOM from ActionScript
Accessing and Editing an HTML Style Sheet from ActionScript
Accessing the HTML Container History List
Bridging Content from Different Security Sandboxes
Creating JavaScript Functions from ActionScript
Scrolling HTML Content in ActionScript
Using ActionScript Libraries Within an HTML Page
Chapter 6 PDF Support
Detecting Whether PDF Support Is Available
Loading a PDF Document
Communicating from AIR to PDF
Communicating from PDF to AIR
Chapter 7 Clipboard Support
Working with the Clipboard Data Types
Adding Data to the Operating System Clipboard
Retrieving Data from the Operating System Clipboard
Clearing Data from a Clipboard
Using Deferred Rendering with Clipboard Data
Creating Custom Clipboard Data Formats
Chapter 8 Drag and Drop Support
Dragging Data Out of an Application in ActionScript
Dragging Data Out of an Application in JavaScript
Dragging Data Into an Application in ActionScript
Dragging Data Into an Application in JavaScript
Dragging and Dropping Within an Application in ActionScript
Dragging and Dropping Within an Application in JavaScript
Chapter 9 File System Integration
Accessing Directory Aliases in the File Class
Creating a New File or Directory
Deleting a File or Directory
Copying a File or Directory
Moving a File or Directory
Moving a File or Directory to the Trash
Prompting the User to Select a File or Directory
Reading Data from a File
Writing Data to a File
Creating a Temporary File or Directory
Caching Images to Disk in ActionScript
Searching for Files of a Given Extension in a Directory in ActionScript
Migrating Serialization Changes in ActionScript
Chapter 10 Embedded SQL Database Programming
Creating a Database
Connecting to a Database in Synchronous Mode
Connecting to a Database in Asynchronous Mode
Creating an In-Memory Database
Creating an Encrypted Database
Encrypting a Database with a Password
Creating Tables in a Database
Querying a Database Synchronously
Querying a Database Asynchronously
Retrieving Results from a Query
Using Parameters in Queries
Including a Database in an Application
Persisting Application Settings
Chapter 11 Encrypted Local Store
Storing Data in the Encrypted Local Store
Retrieving Data from the Encrypted Local Store
Removing and Resetting Data in the Encrypted Local Store
Storing Application-Specific Data in the Encrypted Local Store
Safeguarding Files with Encrypted Local Store
Chapter 12 Application and Window Native Menus
Creating a Native Menu
Responding to Menu Events
Adding a Menu Separator
Creating Nested Menus
Creating a Native Window Menu (Windows)
Creating a Native Window Menu (Mac)
Creating a Context Menu (ActionScript)
Creating a Context Menu (JavaScript)
Assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Menu Items
Enabling and Disabling Menu Items
Toggling Menu Items
Chapter 13 Taskbar and Dock Integration
Adding an Icon to the System Tray (Windows)
Adding a Custom Menu to the System Tray Icon (Windows)
Adding a Custom Menu to the Dock Icon (Mac)
Changing the System Tray or Dock Icon
Notifying the User Through the Dock (Mac)
Notifying the User Through the Taskbar (Windows)
Chapter 14 File Types
Registering Custom File Types
Determining Whether an Application Is the Default Application for a File Type
Setting and Removing an Application as the Default Application for a File Type
Getting the Path of the Default Application for a File Type
Chapter 15 Service Monitor Framework
Including the Service Monitor Framework in an Application (JavaScript)
Including the Service Monitor Framework in an Application (Flash)
Monitoring the Connection to a URL
Reading Only the Head of a URL
Monitoring the Connection to a Specific Port on a Server
Chapter 16 Application Updates
Creating Applications with Update Capabilities
Creating Custom Update Interfaces for Applications with Update Capabilities
Chapter 17 AIR Application Distribution with the Browser API
Including the Browser API
Detecting the Installed Version of AIR
Launching an AIR Application from the Browser
Installing an AIR Application from the Browser
Using the Included Seamless Install Badge


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Posted By : airman
On date : 03.16.11

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