Building Standalone Applications With FDT & Zinc 4.0
From FDT Documentation
This tutorial will give a short introduction to using Zinc builder and FDT.
Download & Install Zinc Builder
Get started by downloading Zinc builder and then installing it (all you have to do is expand the zip file).
Download & Install The FDT Zinc Template
While this step is optional, many will find it helpful when doing Zinc development.
After downloading the template (above) place it in your FDT home folder.
Creating A Zinc Project
After installing the template, create a new project using the new template.
Once the project is created, move the Zinc API SWC into your libs folder (this example is not using Flex).
With your API ready, add some sample code. This example uses Keith Peter's MinimalComps as a button that will trigger Zinc's API to open a native system dialogue box.
Last compile your application, creating a .SWF. You'll notice that nothing is visible on the stage. This is because the application is waiting for Zinc to startup via this line of code:
When building your application, it's suggested to not do this until you're ready to package it via Zinc Builder.