Flash Professional CS6

Flash Professional CS6

Summary: Flash Pro CS6 adds more tools for building hardware-accelerated games that work across multiple platforms, as well as tools for designing and testing mobile applications, without leaving your PC.


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  • Device simulation
    Testing device features can be complicated, especially if you have to load each build onto test hardware each time you make a change. If you're using the device simulator built into Flash, you can access hardware-specific features — like geolocation and accelerometer — from your development PC. Fire up the simulator, open the control panel and use your mouse or trackpad to set a position.

  • Touch simulation
    Similarly you can apply a touch layer to a simulation and use your mouse to simulate one of a range of different gestures and actions. First choose the mouse or trackpad action you want to use, and then select the gesture it simulates. Select Swipe here to make a mouse click-and-drag behave just like a finger swipe, triggering the touch actions you've added to your code. Changing the gesture lets you simulate a range of different interactions without having to load development code onto a test device.

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Simon Bisson

About Simon Bisson

Simon Bisson is a freelance technology journalist. He specialises in architecture and enterprise IT. He ran one of the UK's first national ISPs and moved to writing around the time of the collapse of the first dotcom boom. He still writes code.

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