Course info
May 10, 2017
1h 31m

Have you ever wanted to design and develop fully installable, cross-platform desktop applications within a single, fun to use environment? In this course, Animate CC Building AIR Desktop Applications, you'll learn just what you need to get started writing desktop applications with Adobe AIR and Animate CC. First, you'll begin with an overview of the Adobe AIR runtime and how it relates to Animate CC. You'll then proceed in designing your application layout and user interface. Next, you'll explore how to write ActionScript code to fully realize your dektop application functionality. Finally, you'll learn about preparing your application for publication and distribution across Windows and macOS. When you're finished with this course, you'll have a solid understanding of what Adobe AIR is and how to use Animate CC to produce useful desktop applications using this mature and stable runtime technology. Software required: Adobe Animate CC.

About the author
About the author

Joseph Labrecque is primarily employed by the University of Denver as a senior interactive software engineer specializing in the creation of expressive desktop, web, and mobile solutions. He is also the proprietor of Fractured Vision Media, LLC. Joseph is an Adobe Education Leader and Adobe Community Professional.

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Hi everyone, my name is Joseph Labrecque and welcome to my course Animate CC Building AIR Desktop Applications.

I am a Senior Interactive Software Engineer at the University of Denver, the founder of Fractured Vision Media, LLC, an Adobe Education Leader and Adobe Community Professional.

Animate CC is a great tool to design animated content and develop interactive assets - but it’s also a rich and fulfilling gateway into the world of desktop application development!

This course is a great way to get started developing small applications and desktop utilities for both Windows and macOS using Adobe Animate CC and AIR for Desktop.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  1. An introduction to the AIR runtime and how to use it in Animate CC
  2. How to design a new AIR for Desktop application using the tools in Animate CC
  3. The use of ActionScript 3.0 to build an application feature set
  4. How to prepare and publish your application for distribution
By the end this course, you’ll have a solid overview of how to target Windows and macOS with AIR for Desktop using Adobe Animate CC. I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn AIR for Desktop with the Animate CC Building AIR Desktop Applications course, at Pluralsight.