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What is Swiz?

Swiz is a framework for Adobe Flex, AIR, and Flash that aims to bring complete simplicity to RIA development. Swiz provides:

  • Inversion of Control / Dependency Injection
  • Event handling
  • A simple life cycle for asynchronous remote method invocations
  • A framework that is decoupled from your application code
  • Compatibility with both Flex and non-Flex AS3 projects

In contrast to other major frameworks for Flex, Swiz:

  • Imposes no JEE patterns on your code
  • No repetitive folder layouts
  • No boilerplate code on your development
  • Does not require you to extend framework-specific classes

Swiz represents best practices learned from the top RIA developers at some of the best consulting firms in the industry, enabling Swiz to be simple, lightweight, and extremely productive.


The latest released version is 1.4.0. All 1.x releases have been archived here.

Release notes can be found here: Swiz Release Notes

The latest code can always be found on GitHub at

Visualizing Swiz

Sometimes pictures can help solidify an idea better than words can. With that in mind, here are basic representations of two core Swiz features: dependency injection and event handling.

Dependency Injection

Event Handling

A Little Help Here?

If you have any questions please join the mailing list. You can also find Swiz on Twitter and Swiz on Facebook.

Swiz is provided under the Apache License 2.0

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  1. Anonymous

    I just built my first project using Swiz in place of PureMVC and I am quite impressed with it's simplicity.  I do have a question however:

    Can Swiz be used in an iOS Actionscript application?  I noticed in a thread elsewhere that it can be deployed for a Flash IDE project provided you include the framework.swc and rpc.swc.  Do you know if this method of deployment would be compatible for iOS?

    1. I'd recommend asking about this on the Swiz mailing list ( The comments here are really meant for feedback on the documentation, not technical questions.

  2. Anonymous


    Very Nice Framework

  3. Anonymous

    Can you use this framework with external Flex Libraries, for example i dispatch a event from a class in my
    included library will i be able to catch that event inside my app with the [EventHander()]???

    Thanks in advice.

    1. Yes, it should work just like any other library project. In the future, please ask technical questions on the mailing list, since the blog comments are really for comments about the documentation itself, and aren't very optimal for technical discussions. Thanks.