68 Small but Useful Open Source ActionScript Libraries(misc) help Flex/Flash Developers Improve Work Efficiency

Folder-Library-icon We prepared a list of Misc Class in pervious article 8 Useful Misc ActionScript Class. There are more and more open source projects floating around all over the place, it’s real beauty for all Flex/Flash developers. Here is a new list open source ActionScript 3 MISC libraries – all of them are small but very useful. Please don’t stint your time to try, these libraries can help you to improve your develop efficiency faster.

Please left you comment to help consummate this list if you feel I missed anything.

1. appcorelib

Open Source Flex Application Core Library, AppCoreLib is a collection of useful classes that facilitate easy RIA development with regards to XML based data being pulled in. The general approach is that an application needs to load various content/setting files prior to loading the UI. Through a series of simple checks, an application can then load the UI once those dependencies have been loaded or alert the user if they have not.

AppCoreLib provides simple XMLDataBroker classes with convenience methods that allows easy traversal of the XML data using simple IDs.


2. as3awss3lib 

as3awss3lib is an AS3 library for accessing Amazon’s S3 service. It only works in Apollo because of restrictions in the browser player. It supports managing buckets and objects.


3. as3barcodelib

as3barcodelib is a library for reading and decoding barcodes in Actionscript 3. Initially it will be able to read and decode the one-dimensional EAN 13 symbology from bitmaps.


4. as3bloggerlib

AS3BloggerLib is an Actionscript 3.0 library that allows installed (AIR) applications to access the Blogger Data API. This library also contains functionality to authenticate a Google account using Google’s ClientLogin protocol.


5. as3cannonball

Cannonball is an implementation of the DOM Level 3, HTML and CSS3 core specifications written in ActionScript 3.0.


6. as3csslib

as3csslib is an CSS engine separated from as3cannonball for ActionScript 3.0


7. as3corelib

as3corelib is an ActionScript 3 Library that contains a number of classes and utilities for working with ActionScript 3. These include classes for MD5 and SHA 1 hashing, Image encoders, and JSON serialization as well as general String, Number and Date APIs.


8. as3crypto

As3 Crypto is a cryptography library written in Actionscript 3 that provides several common algorithms.


9. as3ebaylib

The eBay ActionScript 3.0 library provides an interface between the eBay XML API and ActionScript 3.0. This open-source library will allow developers to create novel and innovative applications leveraging both eBay’s marketplace services and Adobe’s Flash Player 9 runtime!


10. as3facebooklib

The Facebook API provides an ActionScript 3.0 for interacting with the Facebook Platform API.


11. as3fedexlib

This is an ActionScript 3.0 wrapper on top of the FedEx XML APIs. It also provides a solid framework on top of which you can easily add additional functionality.


12. as3flexdb

AS3FlexDB project is a open source lib that allows Adobe Flex applications to connect to a MySQL server.


13. as3flickrlib

The Flickr library is an ActionScript 3.0 API for the online photo sharing application, Flickr. It provides access to the entire Flickr API.


14. as3gamelib

Library of useful gaming classes for game development on the actionscript/flash platform


15. as3isolib

As3isolib (v1.0) is an open-source ActionScript 3.0 Isometric Library developed to assist in creating isometrically projected content (such as games and graphics) targeted for the Flash player platform. As3isolib includes utilities, primitives and views. As3isolib was developed with simplicity, speed and performance in mind so that developers can focus on actual implementations rather than having to learn a complex API.


16. as3mathlib

The Flex/Actionscript Math Library (as3mathlib) is intended to provide a rudimentary numerical analysis toolkit for the Actionscript/Flex programming environment.


17. as3mp3streamplayer

This project requires Flash player 10 and allows you to play shoutcast mp3 streams without memory problems.


18. as3nativealertlib

as3nativealertlib is an AIR alert that appears in a native window.

In Flex, we have alerts, but they are Flex windows rather than native OS windows. This is fine in the browser, but doesn’t make much sense in AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime). In AIR, we want our alerts to show up in their own native windows. This project creates Flex-like alerts, but they are native windows.


19. as3notificationlib

as3notificationlib is a notification framework written in AS3 for the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR).

This project makes it easy to add cross-platform notifications to your AIR application. It handles "native system notifications" like the dock icon bouncing and the taskbar icon flashing, and it allows you to easily create alert "pop-ups".


20. as3plsreader

as3plsreader is a PLS (Playlist) reader for Adobe AIR / Actionscript 3 which allows you to read and write PLS and M3U files.

PLS files and M3U Files are Playlist files used by alot of audio programs. Programs like iTunes, Real player, Winamp, VLC media player and Foobar play these formats without any extra codecs required.


21. as3powncelib

The as3powncelib is an interface between the Pownce API and ActionScript 3. It does all the grunt work of parsing the XML from the API and turning it in to AS3 objects.


22. as3scribdlib

The Scribd library is an ActionScript 3.0 API for the online document sharing application, Scribd. It provides access to the entire Scribd API.


23. as3soundeditorlib

as3soundeditorlib is an Actionscript 3.0 library for sound playback, spectrum display, and cue point display.


24. as3syndicationlib

as3syndicationlib is an ActionScript 3.0 library for handling syndication feeds.

Use the syndication library to parse Atom and all versions of RSS easily. This library hides the differences between the formats so you can parse any type of feed without having to know what kind of feed it is.


25. as3webservice

as3webservice is an open-source Webservice class implementation in AS3 for Flash CS3 IDE.


26. as3xls

as3xls is an library which allows you to read and write Excel files in Flex.


27. as3youtubelib

as3YoutubeLib is an ActionScript 3.0  library which provides an interface to search videos from YouTube.


28. as3-bits(prior version: adobe-air-util)

Miscalleneous AS3 bits, Adobe AIR AS3 utility classes


29. as3-rpclib

As3 RPC lib is a set of libraries that can be used with Flex 2 or AS 3 to invoke remote procedure calls using:

  • AMF0 (Flash Remoting MX)
  • JSON-RPC (Coming Soon)


30. ascollada

ascollada is an actionscript library for parsing Collada files.


31. assql

asSQL is an Actionscript 3 Mysql Driver aimed towards AIR projects to allow Mysql database connectivity directly from Actionscript.


32. assqliteutils

assqliteutils is an actionscript 3 SQLite utils library.


33. beziercurve

beziercurve is an ActionScript 3 library which lets you create and on the fly edit bezier curves with an easy syntax. You can add as many anchor and control points as you want.


34. bigroom

bigroom is an actionscript 3 library from Big Room. Various Flash/Flex Actionscript 3 source code released to the community by Richard Lord of Big Room


35. birdeye

BirdEye is a community project to advance the design and development of a comprehensive open source information visualization and visual analytics library for Adobe Flex. The actionscript-based library enables users to create multi-dimensional data visualization interfaces for the analysis and presentation of information.


36. bulk-loader

BulkLoader is a minimal library written in Actionscript 3 (AS3) that aims to make loading and managing complex loading requirements easier and faster.


37. csvlib

csvlib is a csv parser for actionscript 3.


38. degrafa

Degrafa is a declarative graphics framework for Flex, which allows you to use MXML markup to draw shapes, make complex graphics, create skins and also includes advanced CSS support.


39. displaylistmonitor

dispalylistmonitor is a panel for use inside of the Flash IDE to monitor objects within the display list.


40. efflex

efflex is an Designer Effects library for Flex.


41. everythingflexairlib

These free components and classes will help with your development of AIR applications. EverythingFlexAIR1.swc includes the ContextWindow, AlertWindow, NativeAlertWindow, SuperWindow, ConnectionManager, and UpdateManager classes.


42. facebook-as3

facebook-as3 provides AS3 API to access Facebook’s Platform API(Implementation of Facebook’s REST API in Actionscript 3.).


43. fastas3

FastAS3 is an ActionScript 3.0 Library inspired by jQuery which is a new type of JavaScript library for fast and fun development.


44. flexfiltering

FlexFiltering is an Controls and Collections for AS3 and Flex that support fast filtering across large datasets.


45. flexircclient

FlexIRCClient is an ActionScript 3 based IRC library which aims to be a Flex / Flash based IRC Client.


46. flexwires

FlexWires is a Wires UI control library for Adobe Flex.


47. flexlib

flexlib is an Open Source Flex Component Library which efforts to create open source user interface components for Adobe Flex 2, 3 and 4.

48. flexsurverylibrary

flexsurverylibrary is an ActionScript 3 library which allows you create survey for Flex applications.


49. flvplayerlite

FLVPlayerLite is a simple and lightweight FLV Player.


50. flvrecorder

FLVRecorder is an library which record BitmapData to an FLV-encoded file for Adobe AIR.

The class offers the user to record via inputting BitmapData, Bitmaps and even your custom components, Flex component, like your VideoDisplay and also Flash components, like the FLVPlayBack or your custom Sprites and MovieClips.


51. foam-as3

FOAM is a two-dimensional rigid body physics engine written in ActionScript 3.0.


52. googleas3api

GoogleAS3API is a simple collection of Google’s API features, there is a class per feature, like Google Web search, Images Search, Google Suggest etc which help you to integrate the power of Google in your Flash/Flex/AIR application (searches, translation, suggest, weather, feeds).


53. icodecoder

icodecoder is an ActionScript 3.0 library(one class) icon file decoder.


54. lastfm-as3

lastfm-as3 is an Actionscript 3.0 API to access all the available Last.fm web services.


55. masapi

The target of the Masapi is to provide a complete framework dedicated to the management of the massive loading into a flash/flex application. It is designed to be as easy as possible to use but also to be as flexible as possible.


56. MinimalComps

MinimalComps are a set of minimal user interface components for use in ActionScript 3.0 based projects.


57. openzoom

open-zoom is an open source Toolkit for Multiscale Images and Zoomable User Interfaces (ZUI).


58. PdfUtil

PdfUtil is a simple AS3 library based on AlivePDF, which helps to create PDF out of a complex component, Parse HTM.


59. popforge

The Popforge library is the sum of several free time and research activities. Each piece in its own a project itself.


60. queueloader-as3

QueueLoader is an actionscript library for sequential asset loading and monitoring which designed to be used with Actionscript 3.0.


61. redherring

RedHerring is a light duty HTTP proxy for AS3.


62. reflexutil

This open source utility allows Adobe Flex developers to debug and alter properties of components while running an application.


63. snackr

Snackr is an RSS feed ticker for Windows/Mac/Linux built with Adobe AIR and Flex.


64. splinklibrary

splinklibrary is an actionscript 3 library to ease the daily work.


65. splinkresource

splinkresource is an actionscript 3 resource loading framework which aims to ease the workflow with resources in actionscript3 multilanguage applications.


66. swfin

swfIN is a javascript toolkit for flash developers.


67.  swiz

Swiz is a framework for Adobe Flex that aims to bring complete simplicity to RIA development. Swiz provides Inversion of Control, event handing, and simple life cycle for asynchronous remote methods. In contrast to other major frameworks for Flex, Swiz imposes no JEE patterns on your code, no repetitive folder layouts, and no boilerplate code on your development.


68. urlkit

UrlKit supports Adobe Flex applications that need to expose URLs and window titles in the browser to represent their state. These URLs can be bookmarked, accessed via the Back button, etc.


69. BabelFx

BabelFx is an open source localization framework for Flash & Flex RIAs. You can easily add the BabelFx engine to inject all localized content into your views, UI controls, and models.


70. flex-extensions

Flex-extensions provides a collection of useful Adobe Flex user interface components, charting controls and elements, behaviors, data types and utility classes and methods.

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8 Responses to “68 Small but Useful Open Source ActionScript Libraries(misc) help Flex/Flash Developers Improve Work Efficiency”

  1. Great stuff, thanks! Did not know about googleas3api

  2. It would be great if you would include:

    [BabelFx Localization Ioc Framework for Flex/Flash](http://www.babelfx.org)

  3. beej says:

    Awesome list – thanks

  4. Mj says:

    Great Collection

  5. You still have not added BabelFx nor FlexExtensions as formal entries to your listing. Can you please add these for the benefit of the developer community?

  6. Chrisiek says:


    A very nice and usefull trace display list component



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