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From Alex Harui <>
Subject Re: Design View AIR App (Was: Re: Apache Flex GUI Designer tools)
Date Wed, 03 Oct 2012 05:00:44 GMT

On 10/2/12 2:51 PM, "Michael Schmalle" <> wrote:

>> The current design view in Flash Builder is implemented as an AIR app.
>> Look inside: \Adobe\Adobe Flash Builder
>> 4.6\eclipse\plugins\com.adobe.flexbuilder.designview_4.6.0.328916
>> I have no idea how it is integrated into Eclipse as a view though.  My best
>> bet is that the AIR runtime is invoked inside an Eclipse plugin.  The AIR
>> runtime in turn invokes the design view air app.
>> Sounds like fun :-)
> I would put time investigating this if I knew where to start looking.
> Or if Adobe could give some pointers, what ever they figured it out so
> we should be able to as well.
I didn't think it was AIR in FB DV.  There is a special "authoring" player
that Flash Pro uses that I thought was being used in FB.  It has special
APIs.  Apache Flex wouldn't be able to use it.  The main question is whether
a plugin can open a portal to "something else".  I would think someone has
solved a plugin opening a browser window by now.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.

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