Welcome to the official BlackBerry Support Community Forums.

This is your resource to discuss support topics with your peers, and learn from each other.

inside custom component

Adobe AIR Development

Thank you for visiting the BlackBerry Support Community Forums.

BlackBerry will be closing the BlackBerry Support Community Forums Device Forums on April 1st (Developers, see below)

BlackBerry remains committed to providing excellent customer support to our customers. We are delighted to direct you to the CrackBerry Forums, a well-established and thorough support channel, for continued BlackBerry support. Please visit http://forums.crackberry.com or http://crackberry.com/ask. You can also continue to visit BlackBerry Support or the BlackBerry Knowledge Base for official support options available for your BlackBerry Smartphone.

"When we launched CrackBerry.com 10 years ago, we set out to make it a fun and useful destination where BlackBerry Smartphone owners could share their excitement and learn to unleash the full potential of their BlackBerry. A decade later, the CrackBerry community is as active and passionate as ever and I know our knowledgeable members and volunteers will be excited to welcome and assist more BlackBerry owners with their questions."

- Kevin Michaluk, Founder, CrackBerry.com

Developers, for more information about the BlackBerry Developer Community please review Join the Conversation on the BlackBerry Developer Community Forums found on Inside BlackBerry.

Posts: 15
Registered: ‎12-19-2010
My Device: Not Specified

Flex Mobile Project vs Actionscript Mobile Project



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?



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.


If you find this post helpful please "like" it and accept as a solution.