The AIR Developer Tool (ADT) is a multi-purpose, command-line
tool for developing AIR applications. You can use ADT to perform
the following tasks:
Package an AIR application as an .air installation file
Package an AIR application as a native installer—for example,
as a .exe installer file on Windows, .ipa on iOS, or .apk on Android
Package a native extension as an AIR Native Extension (ANE)
Sign an AIR application with a digital certificate
Change (migrate) the digital signature used for application
Determine the devices connected to a computer
Create a self-signed digital code signing certificate
Remotely install, launch, and uninstall an application on
a mobile device
Remotely install and uninstall the AIR runtime on a mobile
ADT is a Java program included in the
. You must have Java 1.5 or
higher to use it. The SDK includes a script file for invoking ADT.
To use this script, the location of the Java program must be included
in the path environment variable. If the AIR SDK
is also listed in your path environment variable, you can type
the command line, with the appropriate arguments, to invoke ADT.
(If you do not know how to set your path environment variable, please
refer to your operating system documentation. As a further aid,
procedures for setting the path on most computer systems are described
Path environment variables
At least 2GB of computer memory is required to use ADT. If you
have less memory than this, ADT can run out of memory, especially
when packaging applications for iOS.
Assuming both Java and the AIR SDK bin directory are both included
in the path variable, you can run ADT using the following basic
adt -command options
Most integrated development environments, including Adobe
Flash Builder and Adobe Flash Professional can package and sign
AIR applications for you. You typically do not need to use ADT for
these common tasks when you already use such a development environment.
However, you might still need to use ADT as a command-line tool
for functions that are not supported by your integrated development
environment. In addition, you can use ADT as a command-line tool
as part of an automated build process.