BlackBerry 10 SDK for Adobe AIR

Release: BlackBerry 10 SDK for Adobe AIR 3.2.1 Gold.

New in this Release

Adobe AIR Runtime 3.5

Adobe AIR runtime 3.5 is now available for developers using the beta release of BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2. You can now create applications with Stage3D.

Adobe Scout profiling in Adobe Flash Builder

If you are developing an app in Flash Builder using the Adobe AIR runtime 3.5, you can now use Adobe Scout to profile telemetry data for your application. For more information, check out Using Adobe Scout.

SDK installation update site

You can now install the BlackBerry 10 SDK for Adobe AIR SDK directly into Flash Builder and FDT using an update site. For more information, check out Install the BlackBerry 10 SDK for Adobe AIR using the update site.

Improved code signing account setup

Your code signing account is now associated with your BlackBerry ID, making account setup easier than ever. For more information, check out Signing your application.

New APIs


The in line Text Selection Menu is now available. Use it to make menu options more accessible.


Custom embedded fonts are now available and can be used in Labels.

Fixed issues


 If you set an acceptAction on a frame after the TitleBar was created, TitleBar buttons are now added in the right order. 


Slider will now animate back to its starting position when disabled and then reenabled. This corrects an offset error in the x axis.


Fixed issue where expandable content overlaps a button. Previously, you had to set the expandedParent if you wanted it to open upwards, but some code paths would not position the content correctly.


Fixed issue where a single action on the action bar is off center. Issue occured when there is no back button on the action bar.


Fixed issue where list items are not visible if the row count*row height of the content is greater then the maxExpandedHeight of the DropDown.


Fixed action and tab overflow button size for the BlackBerry Q10 screen resolution. This caused a slight size difference when going from reserved action space to action overflow button.


Fixed issue with Fine Cursor Control. This issue occured when the FCC is exactly x=0 on the first line, causing it to move the cursor to the end of the line.


Fixed issue where selecting a word and tapping another misspelt word would not clear the selection.


Fixed issue where tapping down or up on the FCC does not move it.


Corrected size of action bar hit area. Action bar hit area is no longer overlapping the back button's hit area.


Fixed shape redraw issue. Issue occured when you resized a text input, either by rotating the device and having it lay out or by explicitly setting the width. The shapes wouldn't get redrawn. This made them appear in the incorrect locations. Redrawing these shapes when the display is validated resolves the issue.


Reserved space in ActionBar is now calculated based on 4 tab slots, instead of 5.


Fixed action bar button spacing. One action bar button is now centered on the entire bar.


With the keyboard set to URL and auto correct on, it should now show predictions.

Known issues

The BlackBerry AIR Project in the Adobe Flash Builder sample project does not build.

Workaround: Manually add the QNX platform-specific ANEs to the project using the project properties.


In Adobe Flash Builder 4.7, Export Release creates a broken SWF file when using the Fuse UI components.

Workaround: Configure Flash Builder to use the sdks/4.6.0 legacy compiler.


The notifications area of the BlackBerry Hub constantly flashes the red LED when a notification, such as entering Development Mode, is sent.

Workaround: Wait until the blinking times out after 10-15 minutes, or turn the LED off in device Settings.


On a 64-bit Windows machine, the SDK installer points to C:\Program Files (x86). Projects created in previous versions of the SDK point to C:\Program Files. This could cause projects to import incorrect versions of the ANE files.

Workaround: Remove ANE files, and re-import them using the new SDK.


Flash Builder displays an error message when the Adobe AIR SDK is not version 3.4 even though the BlackBerry 10 SDK for Adobe AIR supports version 2.6 and higher.


After installing the BlackBerry 10 SDK for Adobe AIR, the SDK is not recognized on a Windows 7 32-bit computer.

Workaround: Launch Flash Builder with Administrative permissions. 


Setting application permissions using Flash Builder and FDT is out of date.

Workaround: Manually set application permissions in the bar-descriptor.xml file.