Downloading and Installing Flex SDK 4.1

This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install Adobe Flex SDK 4.1 on Windows system.

What Is Adobe Flex? Adobe Flex is a Software Development Kit (SDK) released by Adobe Systems for the development and deployment of cross-platform rich Internet applications based on the Adobe Flash platform. Adobe Flex is free and open source.

Let's download a copy and try it:

1. Go to

2. Click "Download now" button. The file is big. It will take some time to complete the download.

3. Unzip the downloaded to folder \local\flex.

4. Open a command window and try this command:

C:\herong>\local\flex\bin\mxmlc -version

Version 4.1.0 build 16076

Ok. Download and installation is done.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction of Adobe Flash

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Firefox

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Chrome

 Adobe Flash Player Plugin for Safari

 Adobe Flash Player ActiveX for IE

 Using "object" Elements for Flash Files

 Using "embed" Elements for Flash Files

 "mp3player" - MP3 Music Player

 SWFObject - Hidding "object" behind JavaScript

 Flash Player Projector

 SWFTools - SWF File Manipulation Tools

 SWFC Script to Generate Flash SWF Files

 ActionScript Embedded in SWFC Script

 AS3Compile - ActionScript 3 Compiler

Adobe Flex SDK 4

Downloading and Installing Flex SDK 4.1

 "mxmlc" - Adobe Flex Compiler

 Spark Component Architecture

 MXML Example Using Spark Components

 Compiling ActionScript 3 Scripts with 'mxmlc'

 SWF Disassembler in Flex SDK

 Dumping Simple SWF Files

 Dumping SWF Files Containing ActionScript 3 Statements

 Dumping SWF Files Generated from ActionScript 3 Classes

 Dumping SWF Files Generated from MXML Applications

 SWF File Structure and Tags

 SWF File Processing Rules

 SWF Files for Video and Audio Streams

 Outdated Tutorials


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