Welcome to the AIR Runtime and SDK version 27 beta! We've been hard at work adding new features to AIR and we're looking forward to receiving feedback from our development community.
This beta release includes new features as well as enhancements and bug fixes related to security, stability, performance, and device compatibility for AIR Runtime and SDK 27. For full details, please see our release notes
New and Updated Features
Asynchronous texture upload for AIR Desktop
Till AIR 26, the texture upload was synchronous on AIR desktop. Therefore, developers had to wait till the new texture was uploaded successfully.
With AIR 27, you can now upload textures asynchronously while the current texture is being rendered. This ensures a better UI performance for AIR applications and a smoother user experience.
On successfully completing an asynchronous texture upload, a TEXTURE_READY event will be generated. Asynchronous upload of texture data for all the texture formats is done using the following two new APIs:
- uploadFromBitmapDataAsync( source:BitmapData, miplevel:uint = 0)
- uploadFromByteArrayAsync( data:ByteArray, byteArrayOffset:uint, miplevel:uint = 0 )
This feature supports Normal and Rectangular texture for miplevel 0 only.
Enable DirectX 11 for AIR Win
AIR 26 and below used DirectX 9 for hardware accelerated rendering on Windows. Beginning with AIR 27.0, AIR will use DirectX 11 for the hardware accelerated rendering for Windows 8.0 and above.
For Windows 7 and below, hardware accelerated content will continue to use DirectX 9.
The AIR application will load the respective DirectX 11 DLL i.e. d3d11.dll to render any hardware accelerated content. If hardware acceleration is disabled, or the hardware is unavailable the rendering falls back to the Software mode. If the specific DLL for DirectX 11 is missing on the system, the rendering again falls back to Software mode.
This feature is supported with SWF version 38 and above.
Adding support for new languages in AIR Mobile
Starting with AIR 27, we have added support for the following languages:
- Finnish (fi),
- Greek (el),
- Indonesian (in),
- Malay (ms),
- Thai (th)
- Vietnamese (vi)
To use these languages, the Namespace value in application descriptor must be 27.0 or greater.
<supportedLanguages>fi el in ms th vi</supportedLanguages>
- [iOS ]AIR app rotation broken on iOS Beta 3 when using -platformSDK (AIR-4198406)
- AIR application jerk around when trying to move them. (AIR-4198340)
- [tvOS ]ADT error 303: Icon banner320x180.png is missing from package (AIR-4198396)
- [iOS] Audio gone after playing an embedded Youtube Video (AIR-4198383)
- [iOS] Interruptions such as incoming calls break audio (AIR-4198386)
- [AndroidTV] TV banner is now required/mandatory for all Android TV apps.
Authoring for Flash Player 27 and AIR 27
- Update application descriptor namespace to 27
- SWF version should be 38
For system requirements of the current release of AIR in production, visithttp://www.adobe.com/products/air/systemreqs/
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