The Fireworks API (PDF with methods/propertys) gives you the ability to develop SWF panels, commands and Auto Shapes that designers/developers can use in Fireworks on a day to day basis. One of the things that amazes me the most about developers integrating Flash panels in Fireworks or custom commands is the fact it improves your workflow or gives you new ways of looking at the User Interface in Fireworks.
Here’s a couple resources in case you decide to take on the challenge and manipulate or add new abilites to Fireworks.
- Creating Macromedia Fireworks Auto Shapes
- Creating Auto Shapes for Fireworks MX 2004
- Extending Fireworks
:: Kleanthis Economou
- 10 Minutes with Flash: Creating a Custom Panel
:: Robert Hoekman