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Flash Pro CC – Performance | Faster | Streamlined

Hello everyone!

Flash Pro CC is released and you must have noticed the big boost up to the performance. With a completely new 64-bit modularized architecture, native cocoa: modularized, Flash Pro CC is faster and more reliable. With this, we could achieve faster start time, file opening and saving, timeline scrubbing, and more.

Please watch the video for complete information!

Flash Pro CC | User Interface | Then and Now

The UI of Flash Pro CC has been completely redesigned to provide a crisp, focused, and fresh experience. Some of the key changes are:

Dark UI Theme

The dark UI theme allows you to focus completely on the stage and your content when working with Flash Pro. Although you can switch over to a lighter theme, Flash Pro CC is available to you with the Dark UI enabled.

fl_dark_UI

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • (A) The Keyboard Shortcuts panel is now equipped with a Search facility that allows you to drill-down to the right Command, easily.
  • (B) You can also copy the entire list of Keyboard Shortcuts to the clipboard and then, to a text editor for quick reference.
  • (C) In a conflict, when setting a keyboard shortcut for a command, a warning message is displayed. And you can quickly navigate to the conflicting command, modify it to resolve the conflict.
  • (D) You can modify a set of shortcuts and save them as a preset. You can then select and use the preset per your convenience.

KeyboardShortcuts

Preferences Panel

  • Sync Prefernces to Creative Cloud and download on another machine.
  • Fully streamlined options for handling Flash Pro Warnings.
  • Code editor related preferences integrated into one tab.

Preference

ActionScript Editor

  • New and completely streamlined editor
  • Intelligent commenting
  • Integration with Scintilla

Find and Replace dialog

  • Ability to search across all open documents(both  fla’s and scripts)
  • Ability search test fields and code (i.e in actions panel and in scripts) separately
  • Limit search to current frame
  • Streamlined UI for better usability

FindAndReplace

Flash Professional CS6 Update2 | Now Available

We are happy to announce the availability of Flash Professional CS6 Update 2 (Ver:12.0.2)! As promised earlier, the update brings you several exciting features, but importantly, Flash Professional CS6 will now extend support for AIR 3.4 and Flash Player 11.4, courtesy the Update! Quite an incentive to revise your target versions when developing AIR applications, no?

  • The Direct Deployment to iOS Devices feature allows you to deploy an AIR application on iOS devices without having to use iTunes. (Please note that iTunes 10.5.0 or greater must be installed on the user’s machine to use this feature.)
  • The Native iOS Simulator Support feature facilitates testing and debugging AIR applications for iOS devices on the native iOS Simulator. This is a MAC only feature, where Flash Pro can be integrated with the Simulator by installing XCode.
  • The High Resolution Retina Display Support feature provides High-resolution Retina Display support for newly introduced iOS devices like iPAD3. Earlier, this feature was available only for iPhone and iPod devices but now richer content, with the concept of pixel doubling, is available for iPAD devices too.

Detailed descriptions for the new features is available in the What’s New for Flash Professional CS6 doc. Also, look at the Release Notes and Known Issues docs to avoid surprises, should you encounter any issues while trying the new and exciting features. The update also has Toolkit for CreateJS 1.1 bundled along with it. Soon as the update completes installing, the Adobe Extension Manager CS6 is launched to install Toolkit for CreateJS 1.1. The new version of the Toolkit has added support for converting Shape Tweens, Motion Tweens, Mask Layers, and Multiframe bounds to HTML5. The update includes fixes for several critical bugs you reported to us on Adobe Flash forums and various other channels:

  • Flash Professional CS6 crashes on launching – without warnings! An issue that occurred due to the presence of corrupt fonts, and one that several users reported on forums.
  • Rendering content using Stage 3D targeting Starling framework rendered content inappropriately.
  • ANEs would go unrecognized when referenced using relative paths in Flash Professional CS6, throwing compilation errors.
  • XML files generated by XFL files have an inconsistent end of lines between the CDATA section and the rest of the file.
  • Adobe Debug Launcher crashes when publishing AIR application for desktop with AIR 3.2.

For a complete list of all issues fixed in this Update, see this link.

[Updated on October 19th, 2012]  The Flash Professional CS6 Update 2 now facilitates silent installation. See this link.