As a free application, this ability to create a library of offline API documents would be enough to make me recommend Doc? to every Flex/ Flash developer. However, it has another feature up its sleeve that just makes it an awesome product: it has plugins for Flex/Flash Builder and Flash CS3/CS4. These plugins allow you to rapidly access the API documentation for a class you are trying to use.
Let’s take a (very) quick walkthrough of the process using the AutoSortDataGrid class I created. Firstly I pointed Doc? at the online API documentation for my class, so that it was aware of the docs for that class. Then:
Step 1: Highlight AutoSortDataGrid in the code
Step 2: CLick on the “Doc?” icon in Flash Builder
Step 3: Doc? launches with AutoSortDataGrid selected
Now that’s what I call a useful application!