Flash Development Capabilities Added to Microsoft Visual Studio

WEBINAR: On-demand webcast

How to Boost Database Development Productivity on Linux, Docker, and Kubernetes with Microsoft SQL Server 2017 REGISTER >

SapphireSteel has set out to add Flash development features to Microsoft Visual Studio giving developers a viable alternative to Microsoft's Silverlgith RIA offering. Monday is the expected release date for this IDE, Amethyst ithat includes Flex, Flash, and ActionScript development capabilities for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and 2010.

Prior to this release there just hasn't been a lot of choices for using Flash with Microsoft Visual Studio. The Flash Platform is arguable the most widely used platform used for video on the web so it was a matter of time. It's report from Adobe that 99% of Internet capable comuters have a Flash player installed on them and as developers we all want to reach the most people. Developers are able to drag components from the Microsoft Visual Studio toolbox and drop them onto the Amethyst Designer for building Flash user interfaces.This product is reported to work like C# and Visual Basic environments. SapphireSteel aims to give developers a real choice.

Amethyst Professional costs $249. A free 60-day trial is available. After the trial period, the software upgrades to the Amethyst Personal free, limited version of the software unless a license is purchased.

SapphireSteel sets themselves up as an alternative to Microsoft's Silverlight RIA platform in Visual Studio.

View Article



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Read the ebook Hybrid Cloud & Data Fabric for Dummies to learn how a Data Fabric can ease data management complexity within a hybrid cloud and help you maximize the control of your data — from anywhere at any time. Find out how to: Seamlessly and dynamically move data across private and public cloud resources Keep data secure and minimize business disruptions …

  • This IDC study assists senior IT leaders in assessing the current state of their hybrid cloud management processes, governance models, technologies, and skills to identify gaps and create a road map for better aligning the organization's management model and tools with the emerging needs of complex, dynamic self-service hybrid cloud environments. This IDC MaturityScape identifies five maturity stages for hybrid cloud management based on a set of specific people, process, and technology dimensions and outcomes. …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

RSS Feeds

Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date