6 Replies Latest reply on Oct 15, 2010 3:49 AM by Harbs.

    CS SDK/CS Extension Builder

    Olav Martin Kvern Level 3

      Fellow Scripters,

       

      Ten years ago, I started this forum to write about InDesign scripting. These days, the forum pretty much runs itself, thanks to an incredible group of scripters who donate their time to answering questions and posting their discoveries.

       

      Long-time forum denizens have probably noticed that I haven't been around much in the last year or so--it's because I've been working on something new: the cross-application Creative Suite SDK and Creative Suite Extension Builder. These tools provide a bridge between the world of Flash, Flex, and ActionScript and the scripting DOMs available in the CS applications. Extensions built using the CS SDK run as CSXS panels inside Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. These panels are mini-AIR applications, look like any other panel in the user interface. They can contain any controls that you can build with Flash and Flex.

       

      I don't think of the CS SDK/CS Extension Builder as replacements for our existing scripting languages and UI building capabilities--I think of them as a way of extending those capabilities. If you need to build an InDesign panel, they're definitely the way to go. If you're curious, you can find more information at:

       

      http://www.adobe.com/devnet/creativesuite/sdk

       

      I've got a blog post up about creating a (fairly) complete InDesign panel at:

       

      http://blogs.adobe.com/cssdk/2010/08/makesideheads-a-complete-indesign-cs5-panel-2.html

       

      Hope at least some of you find this useful, and keep on scripting!:-)

       

      Thanks,

       

      Ole