How To Download & Install Adobe AIR SDK in Windows 10

In this tutorial, learn how to install Adobe AIR SDK in Windows 10.

The Adobe AIR SDK contains the following command-line tools that you use to launch and package applications:

AIR Debug Launcher (ADL) Allows you to run AIR applications without having to first install them. See AIR Debug Launcher (ADL).
AIR Development Tool (ADT) Packages AIR applications into distributable installation packages. See AIR Developer Tool (ADT).
The AIR command-line tools require Java to be installed your computer. You can use the Java virtual machine from either the JRE or the JDK (version 1.5 or newer). The Java JRE and the Java JDK are available at

At least 2GB of computer memory is required to run the ADT tool.

Note: Java is not required for end users to run AIR applications.
For a quick overview of building an AIR application with the AIR SDK, see Creating your first HTML-based AIR application with the AIR SDK.

How To Download and install the AIR SDK in Windows 10

1. Visit this site to download and install the AIR SDK.

2. Extract the contents of the SDK to a folder on your computer (for example: C:\AIRSDK or C:\Program Files\Adobe\AIRSDK).

The ADL and ADT tools are contained in the bin folder in the AIR SDK; add the path to this folder to your PATH environment variable.

What’s included in the AIR SDK

The following table describes the purpose of the files contained in the AIR SDK:

SDK folder Files/tools description
bin The AIR Debug Launcher (ADL) allows you to run an AIR application without first packaging and installing it. For information about using this tool, see AIR Debug Launcher (ADL).

The AIR Developer Tool (ADT) packages your application as an AIR file for distribution. For information about using this tool, see AIR Developer Tool (ADT).

frameworks The libs directory contains code libraries for use in AIR applications.

The projects directory contains the code for the compiled SWF and SWC libraries.

include The include directory contains the C-language header file for writing native extensions.
install The install directory contains the Windows USB drivers for Android devices. (These are the drivers provided by Google in the Android SDK.)
lib Contains support code for the AIR SDK tools.
runtimes The AIR runtimes for the desktop and for mobile devices.

The desktop runtime is used by ADL to launch your AIR applications before they have been packaged or installed.

The AIR runtimes for Android (APK packages) can be installed on Android devices or emulators for development and testing. Separate APK packages are used for devices and emulators. (The public AIR runtime for Android is available from the Android Market.)

samples This folder contains a sample application descriptor file, a sample of the seamless install feature (badge.swf), and the default AIR application icons.
templates descriptor-template.xml – A template of the application descriptor file, which is required for each AIR application. For a detailed description of the application descriptor file, see AIR application descriptor files.

Schema files for the XML structure of the application descriptor for each release version of AIR are also found in this folder.

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