Flash Professional CC – Toolkit for Dart

Toolkit for Dart

With Flash Professional CS6, Adobe released an extension called “Toolkit for CreateJS” which allowed Flash Professional content to be exported for use in the HTML5 canvas element via CreateJS libraries. With Flash Professional CC – the toolkit is actually integrated into the core product.

Why stop at CreateJS?

Along with Flash Professional CC – Adobe is also releasing an additional toolkit as an extension… “Toolkit for Dart“. From the FAQ:

The Toolkit for Dart is an extension to Flash Professional CC to publish artwork and animation to the Dart language, which is a class-based, object-oriented language and compiles to efficient JavaScript that is being developed as open source by Google. The extension creates a fully functional and cleanly organized Dart project, leveraging the StageXL for Dart library to reproduce Flash runtime features.

Learn more at http://toolkitfordart.github.io/.

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2 comments on “Flash Professional CC – Toolkit for Dart
  1. Jason says:

    The performance of the http://toolkitfordart.github.io example on my Galaxy S4 is abysmal, which kinda defeats the purpose of using the HTML5 technologies doesn’t it? Or am I missing something here?

    There’s no doubting the Flash work has dried up (incredibly so over the last year) but who’s actually doing that sort of work on mobile now in the browser?

    • Most HTML5 stuff on mobile browsers runs terrible, yes.

      I think the exciting thing about this direction is that Flash Professional can be used to generate content to be integrated within other technologies alongside the traditional runtimes. The Flashification™ of HTML5 via CreateJS and Dart… and who knows what other areas in the future?

      Also – I wouldn’t say that Flash work has dried up. I have plenty of Flash work – it’s just found in more focused areas whereas it used to be all over the place.

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