The next step for my Top100-application was to make the same screen appear in an Adobe AIR application.
When you install the Adobe AIR extension for Dreamweaver, the Site menu in Dreamweaver has an additional option, called Air Application Settings. I selected that option and got the following screen:
Every AIR package needs to have a digital certificate. Luckily, you can create one yourself, by clicking the Create button. (Go to the Adobe AIR Developer Center for more details on signing an AIR package)
Clicking the Create AIR file gave me an error message about timestamp issues, but I could dismiss that dialog box by clicking Disable (which disables the timestamp check, but I trust myself, so I don’t need that type of security). This finally resulted in a top100.air file.
Double-clicking that file in Windows Explorer resulted in the following warning dialog box:
which did not come as a surprise, because I signed the package myself. I clicked Install, and the application showed on my desktop:
So it kinda worked… although I did not want the window border, the title, the buttons or the scrollbar.
I selected Custom Chrome (opaque) for Window style and 1024×768 for Window size, changed Version to 0.1.1, created a new AIR file, double-clicked to install it, and clicked Replace to install the new version:
This finally resulted in what I wanted:
The next step was to have the application show the next song, when pressing a key. That’s for part 3 :-).