Did you know…

… that with Adobe AIR you can easily exchange data between the desktop and AIR applications? For example, you can drag cells of a spreadsheet and drop them onto a DataGrid or drag a chart to the desktop.

If you have Flex 3 Beta, check the help documentation for the flash.desktop package and read up on the ClipboardManager, the DragManager, and more.

See Christophe Coenraet’s blog for an example of dragging images and data from an AIR application to the desktop.

15 Responses to Did you know…

  1. Would it be a waste of blog space if I just said…. wow.
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    Peter: Thanks!

  2. sohbet says:

    thanks……

  3. sohbet says:

    Would it be a waste of blog space if I just said…. wow.Would it be a waste of blog space if I just said…. wow.

  4. sohbet says:

    … that with Adobe AIR you can easily exchange data between the desktop and AIR applications? For example, you can drag cells of a spreadsheet and drop them onto a DataGrid or drag a chart to the desktop….

  5. saglik says:

    thank you nice blog..

  6. sohbet says:

    I attended your Cairngorm session at MAX (it was great), and I would very much like a copy of the slides. I went to the MAX Presentation Library, but the links to the PDFs for your session are inactive. Will you be posting them soon? My employer wants me to provide a write-up of what I learned at MAX – and after all, he paid for my trip!!

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    Peter: I think you have me mixed up with someone else; I wasn’t at MAX :-(. Perhaps you meant Ted Patrick?

  7. haber says:

    haber thanks you

  8. sarah h says:

    Hi Peter, I can’t find the flash.desktop package anywhere. Can you give me any tips where this would be? I have downloaded all the Flex 3 builder / sdk & Air packages I can find but the sample application I am trying to run is reporting that the import of flash.desktop is not possible…
    Thanks for your help.
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    Peter: Make sure you create an AIR (desktop) project, not a web project.

  9. music lover says:

    Thanks for this info, I needed it.