AIR for TV application documentation updates

Updates are now available to Developing AIR applications for television devices in Building Adobe AIR Applications on Adobe.com.

These updates include:

  • Design considerations. Remember all the entries on this blog that talked about various design considerations for AIR for TV apps? Now those tips plus others are available in the online documentation.
  • How to use Adobe Flash Professional CS5 and Adobe Flash Builder 4.5 to develop your AIR for TV application. This information includes how to build an application that uses an ActionScript extension.
  • How to use ADT to package an AIR for TV application that uses an ActionScript extension.
  • How to use ADL to test an AIR for TV application that uses an ActionScript extension.
  • General information on how to remotely debug an AIR for TV application running on the device. However, detailed steps depend on the device.

3 Responses to AIR for TV application documentation updates

  1. Jack says:

    What are the steps to create a “Air for TV” project within Flash Builder? Do you create an ActionScript project with a Desktop Application type? No where in Flash Builder do I see “Air for TV”.

  2. Jackie Levy says:

    Hi Jack,

    Please take a look at this section in “Building Adobe AIR Applications”:
    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/air/build/WSf7686cf3fe2694657acf913e12e2572daf7-8000.html

    Use Flash Builder 4.5 and see if the procedures at the above URL help you.

    You are correct, by the way, that you won’t see “AIR for TV” in Flash Builder. However, when debugging, if you’ve set your application descriptor file’s supportedProfiles element to TV, and use desktop for your debug profile, the AIR Debug Launcher provides a menu for remote control buttons.

    Thanks,
    Jackie Levy
    AIR for TV documentation team

  3. Jack says:

    I was finally able to get my app on a Samsung TV. Here’s some more info on this subject. You actually have to overlay the Air 2.6 SDK – not the 2.5 SDK.
    Also make sure when you finally package the TV app to change the application XML to point to 2.5,. During development you can leave it as 2.6.

    @see http://learn.adobe.com/wiki/display/airquestions/AIR+for+TV

    What tools do developers use to create AIR 2.5.1 apps for TVs?
    Developers can use the following tools:
    AIR 2.6 SDK
    Flash Professional CS5 Extension for AIR 2.5 (now an integral feature in Flash Professional CS5.5)
    Flash Builder 4.5
    Note: Developers can use the AIR 2.6 SDK for developing apps for AIR 2.5.1 for TV. In Flash Professional, set the publish settings to Adobe AIR 2.5. In Flash Builder, set the AIR namespace to 2.5 in the app descriptor file:
    .
    If you are using Flash Builder 4.5, you must do the following:
    Download the Flex 4.1.0.16076 SDK.
    Download the AIR 2.6 SDK.
    Copy each file from the AIR 2.6 SDK into the corresponding directory within the Flex 4.1 SDK, replacing the Flex original variants.
    To use this SDK within Flash Builder, select your project in the Flash Builder package explorer.
    Choose Project > Properties to open the project’s Properties dialog box.
    Select Flex Compiler in the list and then click the “Configure Flex SDKs” link to open the Preferences dialog box.
    Click the Add button, browse to the SDK, and then click OK until you get back to the project’s Properties dialog box.
    Click the “Use a specific SDK” option and then pick Flex 4.1 from the drop-down menu.
    You must also replace the default WindowedApplication element with Application in your project’s MXML file.