Coding the native side with C
Some devices use the C programming language in their native
implementations. If you are targeting your native extension for
such a device, use the native extensions C API to code the native
side of your extension.
The C API is in the file FlashRuntimeExtensions.h. The file is
available in the AIR SDK in the
The AIR SDK is available at
The AIR runtime connects the ActionScript side of an extension
to the native side of the extension.
Using the C API, you do the following tasks:
Initialize the extension.
Initialize each extension context when it is created.
Define functions that the ActionScript side can call.
Dispatch events to the ActionScript side.
Access data passed from the ActionScript side, and pass data
back to the ActionScript side.
Create and access context-specific native data and context-specific
Clean up extension resources when the extension’s work is
For details about each C API function, such as parameters and
return values, see
Native C API Reference
For examples of native extensions that use the C API, see
Native extensions for Adobe AIR