The Info List - Flash Catalyst

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Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Catalyst (formerly known by its codename Thermo) is a designers' tool for creating the user interface for Rich Internet Applications. Development and sales of Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Catalyst ended on April 23, 2012. Features[edit] With Flash Catalyst, user interface architects can create the user interface for Adobe Flex
Adobe Flex
(now Adobe Flash Builder
Adobe Flash Builder
4) applications using Adobe graphics software. Then developers can use the result to build the rest of the application in Flex. Flash Catalyst can import Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Fireworks, or Flash XML Graphics (FXG) files keeping all their features. The converted artwork can then be used as functional UI components (creating Flex component skins). After importing, users use simple WYSIWYG
techniques to create and edit behaviors (mouse event handling, etc.) without writing code and create animated transitions. Flash Catalyst can also use design-time data placeholders when marking up an application, testing interactivity, and choreographing motion. These placeholders can then be replaced at production-time with final artwork. This same method can be used to create UIs to handle dynamic data without having access to the actual data source. Imported objects are maintained as linked files, so behaviors created in Flash Catalyst are still maintained even after the original file is edited in its originating program (e.g., Photoshop or Illustrator). Flash Catalyst is also compatible with Adobe Flash Builder
Adobe Flash Builder
(formerly called "Flex Builder"), using the same project format. In addition to its primary function of being a GUI composer for Adobe Flex components, Flash Catalyst also features a basic code workspace, which consists of a subset of Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Builder's panels. Both tools being based on Eclipse, the code editor, project navigator and problems view are basically the same in both products. Thus for a simple project Flash Catalyst may even be used as the sole software for the entire authoring/programming steps. See also[edit]

Criticism of Creative Cloud

External links[edit]

Official website Adobe Catalyst Usergroup UK

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Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud

Current products

Acrobat After Effects Animate Audition Bridge Dreamweaver Flash Builder Illustrator InCopy InDesign Lightroom Media Encoder Muse Photoshop Prelude Premiere Pro Spark XD

Creative Cloud services

Behance Business Catalyst Story Typekit

Former products

Contribute Device Central Edge

Edge Animate

Encore Flash Catalyst Fireworks GoLive ImageReady OnLocation Soundbooth Stock Photos Ultra

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Adobe Flash

File formats

(AS) Action Message Format (AMF) Flash Video
Flash Video
(FLV) Flash XML Graphics (FXG) Local shared objects (LSOs) MXML Flash Movie (SWF) Flash Code Library (SWC)

Software (list)


Adobe AIR Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Player OpenFL Gnash Lightspark Gameswf Tamarin

Animation tools

Adobe Animate Toon Boom Moho GoAnimate Stencyl

Programming tools

FlashDevelop Powerflasher FDT Apache Flex Haxe CrossBridge Adobe Scout FlashFirebug


Starling Framework Away3D Flare3D Stage3D PureMVC Ming List of Flex frameworks


Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Media Live Encoder SWFTools swfmill Google Swiffy Adobe Wallaby


Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Media Server

Obsolete software

Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Builder Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Catalyst Adobe Flash
Adobe Flash
Lite SWFAddress SWFObject MTASC Scaleform GFx SWiSH Max Swift 3D Papervision3D Ajax Animator Shumway Swfdec OpenLaszlo

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