The first video below shows how simple it is to install the AIR SDK.
- Step one: In google, search for ‘adobe air sdk’
- Step two: Select the second result www.adobe.com/products/air/tools/sdk/
- Step three: Download the files for you Operating System (currently Mac OSX or Windows)
- Step four: Extract all the files from the downloaded zip file to a folder on your local machine (for example: c:\air\)
Note: The download file will be zipped-up, you can use something like winzip or winrar to extract the files.
This second part shows how to configure the program.
- Step one: Right Click on ‘My Computer’
- Step two: Select ‘Properties’
- Step three: Select the ‘Advanced’ tab
- Step four: Select the ‘Environment Variables’ button
- Step five: Select ‘New’ under the ‘System Variables’ section
- Step six: Enter ‘adl’ in the ‘variable name’ field and ‘c:\air\bin\adl.exe’ in the ‘variable value’ field.
- Step seven: Click OK
- Step eight: Enter ‘adt’ in the ‘variable name’ field and ‘c:\air\bin\adt.bat’ in the ‘variable value’ field.
- Step nine: Click OK
- Step ten: Restart your computer so the changes will take effect
The above steps will now allow you to call the commands ‘adl’ and ‘adt’ from any directory.
This make things easier when developing applications as you do not have to specify the full path
each time you call ‘adl’ or ‘adt’.
Note: Installing the AIR SDK will allow you to run and compile applications, however it will not register the standard AIR runtime on your system which is required to install AIR applications. Visit the Adobe website and get the AIR runtime.