Archive for February, 2013

ActionScript Reference features in Flash Player 11.6/AIR 3.6

Hi all,
Yesterday, we shipped Flash Player 11.6 / AIR 3.6. To see the new features in this release, check out the Flash Player and Adobe AIR feature list. You can also get a quick view into API updates from the ASR What’s New page.

Also, and this is the point of my post, we’ve delivered some nice enhancements to the filter UI. Filtering is an important aspect of the ActionScript Reference, as it lets you customize your view to the products you’re currently using. That said, developers found the filter UI non-intuitive and often found themselves searching for API elements that were hidden by filter settings. So, I’m thrilled to tell you about the updates in our new release:

  • Re-designed Filter UI – A completely revamped design for Product/Runtime filters. The new design and color scheme make the UI more intuitive and aesthetically pleasing.
  • Expand/collapse filter area – You can now collapse and expand the filter area to increase the real estate on the main page.
  • New defaults – Now, by default, you see the current player and AIR versions and don’t see some of the other products.

This is all due to the great work of the ASDoc team: Dhwaj Agrawal (who really stepped it up for this release!), Paul Robertson (who did a great job with the user interface design!), Shashi Ranjan, Rachit Gupta, Sushant Gupta, Bhanu Kumar, Nitin Arora, and Anup Rav. They are an amazing team!

All the best,

-Randy