Amethyst 2 - Visual IDE For Flex Developers
Amethyst 2 - Visual IDE For Flex Developers
Written by David Conrad   
Monday, 27 May 2013

Version 2 of SapphireSteel's Flash Platform IDE for Microsoft Visual Studio has been released providing visual design support for Flex, Flash and ActionScript developers.

 

amethyst

 

When Adobe removed the visual designer from Flash Builder 4.7, Flex developers who needed a visual design tool were left stranded. With this new release, Amethyst, has extended its visual design support. It now not only has a drag-and-drop Designer for Flex; it also has a ‘pure Flash’ Designer to support form-based design (with similar capabilities to Windows Forms in C#) for Flash applications that don’t use Flex.

 

amethyst22

 

Amethyst 2 builds upon the existing features of Amethyst 1 providing extensive editing and debugging features for Flash and Flex developers who also use Visual Studio 2010 or 2012. The multi-window editor has code collapsing, extensive refactoring, 76 code color options and fast IntelliSense. It can be used to design, debug and deploy applications for the web, the desktop or mobile devices.

 

amethyst2

 

New features for ActionScript and Flash developers in Amethyst 2 Ultimate include:

  • ‘Bubble-based’ debugger that lets developers step through code in the form of linked call-graphs with each called function shown in a separate popup ‘bubble’.

  • Graphical profiler that analyses the efficiency of a running program and displays a memory map.

  • Developer Scratchpad – a docked panel to store code snippets or even selected methods in popup ‘bubbles’>

  • SWF obfuscator – no need to buy a separate tool to protect your code; Amethyst has one built in.

You can download and install a trial version of Amethyst 2 Ultimate. After the 30-day trial period, Amethyst will automatically degrade to the free Personal Edition, with a restricted feature set unless a license (costing $299) is purchased to unlock the full features.

 

 

 

 

More Information

SapphireSteel - Amethyst 2

Related Articles

Amethyst - Flash for Visual Studio 2010

Apache Flex Rides On       

Mobile Flash Dead & Flex All But Abandoned

 

 

To be informed about new articles on I Programmer, install the I Programmer Toolbar, subscribe to the RSS feed, follow us on, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Linkedin,  or sign up for our weekly newsletter.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Banner


SharePoint Going Mobile
05/05/2016

At the same time as announcing the general availability of SharePoint Server, Microsoft has announced a new app, SharePoint Mobile, that will be on iOS by the end of June and Android and Windows 10 Mo [ ... ]



Visual Basic Reaches 25th Birthday - Microsoft Censors Campaign To Open Source VB6
23/05/2016

Visual Basic was launched by Bill Gates at Windows World on May 20, 1991 and since then has gone through has fourteen releases. The pinnacle release, as far as many of are concerned was VB6, the final [ ... ]


More News

Last Updated ( Monday, 27 May 2013 )
 
 

   
Banner
RSS feed of news items only
I Programmer News
Copyright © 2016 i-programmer.info. All Rights Reserved.
Joomla! is Free Software released under the GNU/GPL License.