Flex 4.6 SDK and Flash Builder 4.6

This year, Adobe released a great environment with Flex SDK and Flash Builder to support mobile application development with mobile optimized components and framework. Flash Builder 4.5 provides mobile project type, multiplatform device simulations and on device debugging and easy packaging for deployment on range of application stores.

I really like the environment, single framework and tool to build and deploy rich, expressive mobile and tablet apps on Android, BlackBerry Tablet, iPag and iPhone device.

You can get ideas about Flash Builder 4.5 from here :
What’s new in Flash Builder 4.5

Introduction of Flex 4.6

According to Adobe, Flex 4.6 will be released later this year, with new version of the SDK and a corresponding update to Flash Builder with new components and functionality specifically designed to help to create application for latest mobile and tablet device.

New Components

  • SplitViewNavigator : A new top-level application component specifically designed for the tablet experience. With only few lines of code, manage the layout of multiple views and have them adapt automatically based on device orientation.
  • CallOutButton : A versatile component that pops over existing content and can contain text, components or even entire views.
  • SpinnerList : This popular tablet component is an adaption of the existing List component. It not only has a new look, but also gives options like recirculating content and a position based selection model.
  • DateSpinner : A highly flexible component that is not only locale-aware, but provides multiple out-of-the-box configurations to fit most date/time entry needs.
  • Text Enhancements : Flex 4.6 solves the problem of cross-device text input. Flex exposes the native text-editing controls on EVERY platform—this enables the developer to customize the keyboard and the user to experience the native UI of common operations like selection, copy/paste and spelling checking.
  • ToggleSwitch : This simple and much-requested control is now available in Flex 4.6.

Also in addition to supporting the new features in the Flex framework, Flash Builder 4.6 exposes new capabilities that will enable developers to build better cross-platform mobile applications—Native Extensions and Captive Runtime.

Native Extensions allows developers to complement their Flex application with native C, Objective-C, and Java libraries—this new feature opens a world of new possibilities for both mobile and desktop applications. Providing access to Apple iOS, Google Android, and BlackBerry Tablet OS specific APIs, your applications can access native features like notifications or the calendar. Flash Builder provides complete support for both managing and packaging Native Extensions. To read more about the possibilities or learn how to build your own native extension, see Oliver Goldman’s article,Extending Adobe AIR.

Here you will get more information about Flash Builder 4.6 & Flex 4.6.

So Friends, Enjoy RIA 🙂

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  1. José Alejandro Realza
    February 14, 2012 at 10:47 PM

    Flex is a excellent set powerful for develop of ria, only that now, Adobe will think donate it Apache Software Foundation

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