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Monday, May 26, 2008

AS3 Library and LibraryManager for Assets and Other AS3 Utilities


The classes enabled you to create multiple libraries of embedded (retaining and giving access to code) or loaded SWF’s. You can create instance of Library wherever you want, but you can also create them through the LibraryManager giving you a single class to gain access to all your Library instances. Here’s a quick example creating 2 Library instances using the LibraryManager. Each Library contains 2 SWF’s, each containing a BitmapData and MovieClip which are created using the Library. One Library instance embeds the SWF’s the other loads them. Not shown in the example, but you can also have a mix of loaded and embedded SWF’s in the same Library, and they contain fonts as well as custom classes.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Google Maps API for Flash - Photo Flip Map exmaple

This API lets Flex developers embed Google Maps in Flash applications. Similar to the JavaScript version, this ActionScript API provides a number of utilities for manipulating and adding content to maps through a variety of services, enabling you to embed robust, interactive maps applications on your website.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Yahoo! Maps for ActionScript 3.0 - WeatherMap example

The new Yahoo! Maps API is now entirely built in ActionScript 3.0. The Maps API now gives you an incredibly powerful map engine and the ability to create custom components, overlays and markers while consuming different webservices provided by Yahoo!, or your own. The YahooMap component is distributed as a SWC, to get started you need to include it into your build path using Flex Builder. The Maps API contains a core set of widgets, markers, overlays and web services to enable you to interact with the map in every way.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008


Printing is a major feature in RIA, one Flash never seemed to cover well. Flash’s printing capabilities are at the very least rudimentary mainly because Flash was always target at designers. And Flex inherited that flaw. Adobe seems to have forgotten that the needs in web design are quite different from those at organizations. Organizations still need paper! There are many issues concerning printing in Flex: 1. Report layout: in order to print a page in Flex you need to create a container and add it to a FlexPrintJob. Not a big issue when working with static content. But when creating dynamic reports where you don’t know how many pages you’ll have this process can quickly become a nightmare. 2. Multi-page content: The only component specifically designed for printing is PrintDataGrid. There’s no support for text or images. 3. Print preview: as I said before organizations need printing. But a thing they don’t need is wasting paper. There’s no way to make a print-preview with PrintJob. And no one likes printing 100 pages of a table, just to realize they are printing the wrong data. FlexReport is a client-side report generation component. It allows you to easily generate, preview and print reports based in mxml/as3 templates.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Persistent/Interactive Tooltip

Brendan Meutzner wrote:

came across a requirement at work a few weeks back which involved an "interactive" tooltip... We needed to provide a summary of information in the tooltip, but then provide a link button to a more detailed document. I came up with the following example by creating some functionality around the DataGrid mouse movements to display a "tooltip" (in reality a Menu instance) at the mouse position. Rather than digging into the framework to try and extend the ToolTip class to make it "stick" when moused over, I realized we've got popup menu functionality like that already. Slap a custom menu item renderer in there, skin it, and you've got a mousable, interactive tooltip instance. I could have gone the extra mile and created a custom DataGrid instance using this new functionality, but I'm lazy so I'm just going to post the instance I implemented and let you figure out how to implement it for yourself :-) The idea being that it could be just as easily implemented on any List based control, and even with a bit of work any component in the Flex framework. Just modify the renderer to fit the content you need!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


Create BarCodes to AIM specs for Code 39, Code 93, Code 128 B & C (limited) and Interleave 2 of 5!


Friday, May 9, 2008

Flash Text Editor

FlashTextEditor(FTE) is set of Adobe Flash components. It allows runtime content editing of any flash text field, supports Cascading Style Sheets(CSS) and server file browsing / uploading (AS2 version only).


Sunday, May 4, 2008

Flex Filter Explorer

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AdvancedSkins - From

Degrafa is a project dedicated to the development of a Declarative Graphics Framework for Flex. Here is an example of AdvancedSkins. You will see different effect when click each button.(Tips: Hold on the mouse on third button.)

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