I have a situation where my AIR app is displayed to users on a projected display. At times the person controlling the app has to change settings. Currently the person running the app has to open up the settings display (another state) and change a setting, then go back to the main display and continue on.The problem with this is that the people watching sees the setting screen. Not the best option for the viewing audience. It woudl be great to be able to lauch a second air app and have that be what controls the settings. This way the audience doesn't see the settings screen at all.
I am wondering if it is possible to launch another windowed AIR app and have it communicate with another windowed AIR app?
You can use LocalConnection to communicate between two AIR apps (as well as any running Flash Player instances).
FWIW, you can also open more than one window in a single AIR application.
Great information Joe. That is exactly what I needed. I did a quick search on LocalConnection and this showed me what I needed. http://learn.adobe.com/wiki/display/Flex/Local+Connections