More Improvements and Features in the ActionScript API Reference (ASDoc)

Hi all,
Today, we shipped Flash Player 11.4 and AIR 3.4. In addition to all the great features, bug fixes and enhancements, we also upgraded the technology behind the ActionScript® 3.0 Reference for the Adobe® Flash® Platform (also known as ASDoc). This ASDoc release contains:

  • Copy example to clipboard – I’ve been working on my ActionScript chops over the past 8 months and would find myself repeating the same steps over and over again: select a code example, copy it to the clipboard, paste it into Flash Builder, rinse, repeat. I asked the ASDoc team if we could implement one-click Copy to clipboard for our examples, and Vivek did a great job implementing this useful feature. All code examples now include a Copy link in the upper-right-hand corner. To see what I mean, go to any page with a code example (for example, flash.geom.Rectangle), scroll down to the example, click Copy, and paste into your IDE or text editor.
  • Printing – We now provide a revamped printing option that prints only the main right-pane contents and leaves out unrelated information, such as Class/Package list, Filter info etc. This enhancement also works for PDF print-to-file. Thanks, Dhwaj!
  • Jive integration – We replaced our previous commenting system with the Jive forum-based commenting used in other Adobe learning pages. Most of the comments we get are questions, so redirecting commenting to the forums will help ensure that these questions get answered.

As usual, I need to acknowledge the fine work of the ASDoc team: Vivek Reddy Polem, Dhwaj Agrawal, Shashi Ranjan, Suman Kumar Thakur, Rachit Gupta, Sushant Gupta, Bhanu Kumar, Nitin Arora, and Anup Rav are the best team a Product Manager could ask for! I’d particularly like to acknowledge Suman Thakur and the great work he’s done on QE over the years. Suman has left to pursue an opportunity outside of Adobe and he will be missed.

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