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Posts: 15
Registered: ‎12-19-2010
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Flex Mobile Project vs Actionscript Mobile Project

Hi,

 

Can someone explain if the difference between Flex Mobile Project vs Actionscript Mobile Project? I am using Burrito Preview 4.5. Can we use the Flex Mobile Project to develop app for playbook? If so, how do I access the QNX components in the toolbox to drag and drop?

 

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Posts: 157
Registered: ‎12-16-2010
My Device: Torch 9800, PlayBook
My Carrier: I carry it myself

Re: Flex Mobile Project vs Actionscript Mobile Project

You can use either.

 

  • Flex is a "framework" of libraries and components which allow you to build applications faster (either by using HTML/XML - like syntax or graphyical WYSIWYG designer/editor). 
  • Flex mobile (aka "Hero") is a variation of the Flex framework which is optimized for mobile devices
  • Action Script is a java script like langauge to write application programmatically - you do not get WYSIWYG designer editor and you need to declare all elements yourself. 
  • You can access QNX API from both - actually when you create Flex Mobile project you can still use Action Script and thats how you access the QNX API.
I found this article very helpful in understanding the Flex Mobile
Hope this answers your questions.

 

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