Mobile app development for multiple platforms
Build standalone Flex/ActionScript® applications for one or more mobile platforms (Android™, BlackBerry®, or iOS). Design and Code views support mobile development using mobile-ready components.
Previewing and debugging of mobile applications
Test mobile applications on the desktop using a mobile Adobe AIR® runtime emulator, or test on locally connected mobile devices using a one-click process to package, deploy, and launch.
Mobile application packaging and signing
Deploy, package, and sign required resources as platform-specific installer files for upload to a mobile application distribution site or store.
Mobile apps for Android, BlackBerry Tablet OS, and iOS
Benefit from new support for mobile application development and testing, enabling the use of a common codebase to build apps for Android™, BlackBerry® Tablet OS, and iOS while sharing code from web applications.
Metadata code completion
Benefit from metadata code completion that enhances existing content assist functionality by providing suggestions for both Adobe Flex® Software Development Kit (SDK) and custom metadata tags.
Use QuickAssist/Fix to rename and manipulate variables, generate getters/setters and event handlers, organize imports, and more. Use the override/implements feature to define methods from a superclass or interface.
Customizable Flash Builder
Customize how Flash Builder generates MXML/ActionScript code using code templates, specify trigger keys for content assist and auto-complete suggestions, and specify Flash Player versions for launch/debug.
Invalid reference live highlighting
See references to invalid variables, methods, classes, and interfaces as you are typing in the code editor, and then use the Quick Assist/Fix features to generate stub code.
Use over 100 new best-practice code templates (aka snippets) for ActionScript, MXML, and CSS. Review and insert templates using code assist. Create custom templates and import or export them for sharing within teams.
More productivity, more power
Accelerate coding and testing of Flex and ActionScript projects using extensive new and improved tooling features.
Bidirectional designer/developer workflow
Take advantage of new support in Flash Builder 4.5 and Adobe Flash Catalyst® CS5.5 software that enables designers to open, make changes to, and save Flex projects that were either created or previously edited in Flash Builder.
Custom Spark components for designer skinning
Rapidly prototype user interface elements and build component business logic by creating custom Spark component classes. Then use Flash Catalyst to convert visual artwork and skin components.
Roundtrip editing in Flash Catalyst
Use the new edit in Flash Catalyst feature to quickly make changes to component skins. Changes made in Flash Catalyst CS5.5 are automatically reflected in Flash Builder.
Design View improvements
Speed up development with Design View enhancements such as rendering improvements for complex projects, auto-collapse of data-binding expressions, warnings for incompatible SWCs, visual feedback for drag/drop operations, and improved performance.
Updated platform support
Take advantage of new platform support for Eclipse™ 3.6 (Helios) and the standard Eclipse for Java™ distribution; the Cocoa version of Eclipse on Mac OS X; and Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe AIR 2.5, and Flex SDK 4.5.
New Spark components
Use powerful new Spark components in Flex SDK 4.5, including the new Spark Datagrid, Form, and Image controls for web/desktop applications.
Integrated copy of Zend Studio 8
Create Flex/PHP projects using a wizard, introspect PHP classes, and debug using the integrated debugger. Develop, test, and debug faster; troubleshoot issues quickly; and improve team collaboration.
Quick problem finding and resolution
PHP developer collaboration
Improve collaboration between project members with the robust, team-oriented PHP development features in Zend Studio.
New integrated PHP tooling support
Benefit from an optimized Flex/PHP development experience using the integrated copy of Zend Studio 8 software included in Flash Builder 4.5 for PHP