Developing AIR applications
Adobe ColdFusion Builder provides you with tools to create
Adobe® AIR® projects, debug, package, and digitally sign Adobe AIR
Create an AIR project
Select File > New > Project.
In the Create Project wizard, select HTML Projects > Adobe
AIR Project, and click Next.
Enter the project name and the location of the files in the
Specify the HTML start page that contains the sandbox application
code. You can also select non-application sandbox code. Click Next.
Specify the following properties of the application XML file,
and click Next.
ID: Unique application ID that is
the identifier string for the application.
Name: Application name
Filename: Name of the file and folder where the application
Version: Application version
Icon: Icon files that represent the application. If you don't
specify an icon, the operating system uses a default icon.
Specify the window style, dimension, sizing options, and
Select the AIR frameworks to import into the project, and
and click Finish to create your AIR project.
Run and debug an AIR application
From the Navigator view, open the source file (Application.XML)
for the application.
Click Run on the main toolbar to launch the AIR application.
To debug the application, click in
the workbench toolbar.
The application launches and runs in the ADL application (AIR
Debugger Launcher). The ColdFusion debugger catches any breakpoints
or runtime errors and you can debug the application like any other
ColdFusion application. For more information, see Debugging Applications
Package and digitally sign an AIR application
When your application is complete and ready to be distributed,
you package it into an AIR file. Packaging consists of the following
From the Navigator view, right-click the AIR project
that you want to package, and click Export.
In the Export wizard, select Adobe AIR > Adobe AIR Package,
and click Next.
Select the AIR project and the application descriptor file.
You can select the default AIR SDK or configure a different
Adobe AIR SDK, and click Next. To configure a different AIR SDK,
click Configure Adobe AIR SDKs, and select an AIR SDK. You can also
add a new AIR SDK, or edit and remove an existing AIR SDK.
You can digitally sign your AIR application by selecting
an existing digital certificate or by creating a self-signed certificate.
Digitally signing your AIR application provides assurance to the
users that the application has been signed with a trusted certificate
and displays the publisher identity.
Sign Exported AIR Application.
Select an existing digital certificate, or click Configure
Certificates to select a different digital certificate. Click Add
to create a self-signed certificate.
Specify the password for your digital certificate.
If you select TimeStamp AIR Package, when signing the installation package,
the AIR Developer Tool (ADT) automatically contacts a time-stamp authority
to verify the time. The time-stamp information is included in the AIR
file. An AIR file that includes a verified time stamp can be installed
at any point in the future.
Select Migrate AIR Application to migrate an AIR application
to a new certificate. When you do so, sign the AIR file with both
new and old certificates. Select the previous certificate from which
you want to migrate and the previous certificate password.
also have the option of packaging your AIR application without a
digital signature. To do so, deselect Digitally Sign Exported AIR
Application. When you package your AIR application without a digital
signature, an intermediate AIR file (.airi) is created. An intermediate
AIR file cannot be deployed or installed. It is generally used
for testing (by the developer) and can be launched using the AIR
ADT command-line tool.
Click Next to optionally select files to exclude from the
exported AIR file. By default, all the files are included.
Click Finish to generate the AIR file.