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Chiranjeevi Kanthraj
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Hi all
Please solve.
1. Can we use the Adobe AIR for developing the Desktop application as like Swings.
2. if NOT why?
3. if yes give me some Site where i can learn.
[ September 13, 2008: Message edited by: Chiru Raj ]

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Ulf Dittmer
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No, because AIR relies on the Flash Player browser plugin.


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Chiranjeevi Kanthraj
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So if i have flash playar we can use as like swing applications?
Gregg Bolinger
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
No, because AIR relies on the Flash Player browser plugin.


Actually, Air relies on the Adobe Air Runtime which is a tad different than the Flash Player browser plugin in that it doesn't run in a browser. Though it is launched from a browser much like Java Web Start.

So if i have flash playar we can use as like swing applications?

No, not really.

So you can use Adobe Air to create rich desktop like applications. They are like Swing in that they run on the clients computer. Not like a web application which runs inside the browser. But both Swing and Air use gui widgets/controls to display forms and content in a frame much the same way.

However, while the presentation of the content can be similar between Air and Swing, the methods of developing an Air application are much different than that of Swing development.


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