Animate can be extended using HTML extensions. Adobe Extension Builder 3 allows you to create HTML extensions for Animate. Earlier, you could only extend Animate using SWF extensions. However, Adobe Extension Builder 3 allows you to create HTML extensions for Creative Cloud applications. To get started, you need to download and install Eclipse and Extension Builder 3.0. For more information, visit this link.
To create an HTML extension, do the following.
You can run your extension directly from Eclipse:
To distribute your extension, you need to export it as a ZXP package. The ZXP package is then downloaded and run by Adobe Extension Manager on Creative Cloud applications:
Note: To install you will need to access the <extension>\.staged-extension\CSXS\manifest.xml file and update the host tag to set the minimum version of Animate to 13.0.
You can install HTML extensions within Animate using Adobe Extension Manager. HTML extensions can help you extend functionalities and capabilities of Animate. To install extensions, see this link.
You can build an HTML extension to interact with Animate by adding controls, defining behavior, and obtain information about the host (includes Animate and the operating system) environment. This can be accomplished in two ways:
In the above code snippet: