The Adobe Integrated Runtime, or AIR as it is more commonly known, has taken RIA development by storm. The ability to create OS-neutral desktop applications from the familiar Flex environment has opened the door to new and exciting applications that combine the ease of data access and update-ability of the internet with the security and stick-ability of the desktop. AdvancED AIR Applications takes you step-by-step through what's possible with AIR, not only teaching you the advanced techniques, but also providing case studies to show them in action.* Teaches AdvancED AIR techniques, such as multi-user and multi-window applications.* Step-by-step case studies show you the technology in the real world.* Reveals how to make AIR applications secure.What you'll learn* Use the File API for advanced file system manipulation.* Learn how to drag and drop files from your desktop and upload them to a website. * Work with the Operating System to allow things such as Clipboard access and manipulation.* Use the Windowing API to create multi-window applications.* Utilize binary sockets to create an email application.* Create multi-user applications, such as instant messaging clients.Who is this book for? AIR developers who have learned the basics and want to take their skills a step further. This book will take the skeleton of technologies that you've learned so far, and show you how to apply them to real-world projects.
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