This is the first post of 2012 and an attempt to get the year started off well! I wasn’t able to post nearly as much “useful” information in 2011 since I was tied up with so much other stuff… but am definitely working toward changing that by producing more content like this. Happy New Year, all!
Adobe AIR 3 allows a developer to package an AIR app along with the AIR runtime for distribution. This is known as “captive runtime” and is useful because it provides a method of application distribution that does not require a separate runtime installation. With Windows, an additional step must be taken; we have to package the application files into a custom installer for the best user experience on that platform. Thankfully, to do this is a fairly simple task as demonstrated in the recording below.
Here’s an additional recording on other options within Advanced Installer: