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Building desktop applications by Using Flex file system

Adobe Flex 3 is a cross-platform development framework for creating rich Internet applications (RIAs).Flex enables you to create expressive, high-performance applications that run identically on all major browsers and operating systems.But Flex NOT only for web applications,we can build desktop applications using flex file system.

Adobe offered the tutorial at here.In this unit, you will learn how to:

  1. Use the File class
  2. Enable visual file system interaction
  3. Remove files from the file system
  4. Use file streams
  5. Work with binary data

After completing this unit, you should be able to:

  1. Use the Flex 3 and Adobe AIR file system components
  2. Work with the file system
  3. Read files from and write files to the file system

Adobe Air complements allows developers to take a Flex based application and add desktop functionality such as drag and drop into the application, file system integration, and a desktop icon.The big advantage of Air is that it allows users to get access to their application while they are offline.Air makes developing in Flex very accommodating since developers can re-purpose the same code they used in their web applications for desktop applications.