Aral Balkan on Application Development & Architecture for the Flash Platform.

3dsense Media School people have brought in Aral Balkan to Singapore. He will be giving us a speech coming Sunday. Look at http://pixelreloaded.com/ for more details. Even if you haven’t registered for the event, do come over. On the spot registration will be available, and I will also be there Thanks to 3dsense guys, I met with Aral Balkan and we talked a lot. It was great talking to...

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Background becomes black when defining depthColors style for Tree Component.

It used to work fine before (in Flex 2.0). Now with Flex 2.0.1, it renders as shown below when we define depthColors attribute for Tree Component depthColors="[0xFFFFFF, 0xF2F6F7, 0xEDF5F7, 0xE8F0F2, 0xD3E2E6]" If I find any workaround I will update this post. If you know a workaround please post it as a...

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Trace from anywhere, a Flex based Tracer Panel.

Here is an Flex application that generates mm.cfg according to your OS (XP, Vista, Mac)and shows the standard trace() outputs in real time (well! there is a slight delay). I love to replicate the features of the IDE using Flash itself. It all started with my flash 6 reference panel made with flash 6 Here is how this tracer works Here it is to test it yourself...

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Service Browser does not handle method table ‘arguments’ metadata defined as key value pairs.

While defining the method table for my ObjectStore service I noticed it. Those who use the JavaDoc style comments to generate the method table may never notice this issue. Arguments metadata can be defined as an array of strings (as created by javadoc comments) or array of array which contains argument name as the key and settings as the value. More on this at amfphp.org ServiceBroswer class...

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Is Running in Flash IDE?

When testing my application in IDE, I wanted to use some hard coded test data instead of Every time loading the dynamic data. System.capabilities.isDebugger is the boolean property which is true when we are testing in IDE or special Debug Player. Here is the sample code that I’ve used <pre>if (!System.capabilities.isDebugger) {    ...

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Compiled components and Actionscript Viewer version 4

With Flash MX 2004 we can create and use Compiled components so source need not be distributed. It is good for many component developers because they need not worry about exposing their code. But when you produce your swf with the component, everything is byte code and can be translated back to Actionscript by the tools like ActionScript Viewer. Compiled components has the extension...

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Flash MX 2004 JSFL Reference

While the Macromedia’s official documentation for JSFL(The Flash JavaScript API) is not yet released, Steve Webster has put in some effort and created a reference for JSFL. Thanks for your efforts Steve! Have a look at it here!

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Reference XML Viewer Pre Alpha Release!

I can not hold it with in myself any more!!! I’m almost done with the reference viewer. This will be useful for testing your reference documents. This pre alpha version supports “see also” type of cross reference links too ( see the stringUtilsRef.xml for example). Still it is not a complete application, it is just a demo preview only. download from here and try it your...

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Improved Reference Panel Application in Flash.

I’m updating my reference panel application. I’ve made some minor improvements in the look and feel and now it sorts the entries alphabetically. Still lot more to be done Also I’m planning to create an editor/viewer for reference...

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Recreating Reference Panel in Flash.

I’ve created this just to demonstrate the capabilities of my not yet released path2tree component and create online reference panel for the actionscript in my actionscript section. It is not even alpha version. But demonstrates the basic functionality. Here I’m recreating the Flash MX reference panel. I need to do lot of modifications and improvements. This is just a...

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