This section provides basic information for how to download and work with Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder
Creative Suite extensions can be developed on both Windows and Mac OS X platforms. Before developing extensions, make sure your development environment has these applications installed.
To install Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder, download the ZIP file and unzip it into a root location (SDKRoot). Alternatively, download the latest SDK directly into Flash Builder from the Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder update site.
Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder is an Eclipse plug-in that you can install in Flash Builder to help you develop extensions. The Extension Builder includes Project and Export wizards, as well as the SDK documentation (guides and reference).
In Eclipse, choose Help > Install New Software.
In the Install dialog, click Add.
In the Add Site dialog, click Local... to browse to the SDK root folder or enter the URL of the update site.
Name the site CS SDK and click OK to confirm the changes.
Select the new CS SDK site in the "Work with"
-- Select all the Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder components.
-- Click Next to confirm the selection.
In the Install Details review dialog, click Next to confirm that you want to install all the components listed.
Accept the terms of license agreements and click Finish.
Re-start Eclipse as recommended.
Once the plug-ins have been installed successfully, you can access the Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder start page from within Flash Builder or Eclipse. This page contains links to the documentation and samples as well as other useful resources.
To launch the Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder start page, choose Help > CS Extension Builder Start Page. From the start page, click any of the Guides to get started or API Reference links.
To launch the documentation directly from the application menu, choose Help > Help Contents in Eclipse and Help > Eclipse Help in Flash Builder. Adobe Creative Suite SDK appears in the contents side bar.
Documentation resources include:
Getting Started Guide
API references for the libraries provided with the Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder
To import the sample projects into Flash Builder:
Click on File > Import > Other.
In the Import dialog select Adobe Creative Suite Extension Builder > Remote Creative Suite SDK Examples and click Next.
In the Sample remote project names dialog, select all the projects that you want to import, then click Finish.
Verify that you see the selected projects imported into your workspace and no errors are shown.
To run the samples:
Make sure that the application in which you want to run the sample is closed.
Right click in the project you want to run, choose
Run As, and choose the application you want
to run in.
This installs the extension and launches the selected application.
In the host application,
choose Window > Extensions and the name of the extension you have
The extension launches and its window appears on the application's workspace.