Adding Sound Effects to Your Flex/AIR Application

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It’s easy to add sounds to a Flex/Air application. Here we’ll see how to add whirrs, chirps, and bloops to your application’s button clicks and mouseovers. We’ll also see how to use Air’s EncryptedLocalStore to add mute and volume controls.

The first step is to create a sound manager for playing the sounds. The sound manager will make it possible to centrally apply user preferences like volume to all application sounds.

Intercepting Hyperlinks in HTML Component of Adobe AIR

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AIR’s HTML control provides an easy way to render complex html content. It also gives user flexibility in manipulating events and data it contains. For instance, one can easily react to a hyperlink click in an html document.
Consider the following html snippet:

 

var str:String = ‘Go to <a href=”google.com” id=”linkGoogle”>google</a>’;
html.data = str; // html is of type HTML…

When a user clicks on “google” link, by default, the HTML control will navigate away from the current page and go to google.com. Let’s assume that we’d like to do something different. Let’s say we want to display a native AIR dialog box (called GoogleDialog) that has a text field to accept keywords to search, Search button and Cancel button.