Author Archive: Maria Gutierrez

Localizing Adobe Creative Suite 5 Extensions

If you are developing extensions for Creative Suite CS5, you might want to adapt your software to your audience based on their language or specific region. The Creative Suite host applications have been localised to many languages and now you can also localise your extensions so your users will be able to interact with them in their native or preferred language.
Adding multiple locale support doesn’t have to increase your engineering effort. This cookbook recipe explains you how you can localise not only your extension user interface but also the extension configuration.
There is also a sample that puts in practice the steps explained in the cookbook recipe. This image below shows how the same extension can be localised to different languages and also how we can change it’s configuration based on specific locales. The same sample extension is running in an English version of Illustrator, a Japanese version of Flash Pro and a Spanish version of Photoshop.
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If you are using Extension Builder, you can download the “Localised” sample by selecting:
File > Import > Other > Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder > Remote Creative Suite SDK Samples > Localised

Building Creative Suite 5 extensions using the Creative Suite SDK and Flash Builder 4

As part of Creative Suite 5, we are introducing a new SDK that allows developers to create Flash based extensions for most of the Creative Suite 5 products.

The following recording walks you through the process of getting set up with this SDK and gives you step by step instructions on using Flash Builder 4 to create an extension. You will learn:

  1. How to set up your development environment to work with the Creative Suite SDK
  2. How to create a new extension project in Flash Builder 4
  3. How to run the extension in development mode
  4. How to debug the extension while running in the application
  5. How to package and sign the extension for distribution

Click on the image to play the tutorial.

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The CS SDK and Extension Packaging and Signing Toolkit used in this video can be downloaded for free from the Adobe Developer Connections portal Creative Suite page.