Category Archives: Flash

Integrating Flex and Facebook

Tonight I will be doing a session on Integrating Flex with Facebook at the Denver RIA Developer’s Group meeting.  I’ve been working almost exclusively with Flex and Facebook for about the last 6 months, and am excited to share what I’ve learned.  Check back here for slides/screencast.  For now, here’s a link to a Google [...]

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Great experience with

I don’t normally consider myself to be a pain-in-the-ass customer, but over the past week I’ve been one to RadTech and they’ve gone out of their way to be more than accommodating.  I can’t let this great experience go unblogged. So, here’s the deal: I recently ordered a new MacBook Pro for personal use and [...]

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Goodbye obnoxious GSM racket?

I wish I was writing this post to tell the world that by some miracle someone has come up with a universal solution to the dit-ditta-dit-ditta-dit-ditta-bzzzzzzzzzzzzzz-BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ that you hear when you get your cell phone too close to your speakers. Alas, I’m writing this post only to share a possible one-off solution that might also [...]

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Custom State Overrides in Flex 3

Goal Add an item to an ArrayCollection when changing states. Challenge The AddChild override only works to add visual children to other DisplayObjects, which leaves you with the option to use a SetProperty override to completely replace the source of the ArrayCollection — or you could listen for the enter event on the state and [...]

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Hooray [Flex Builder] Snippets! (Follow-up)

UPDATE: I gave up on using the CFEclipse plugin a while ago mainly due to it’s inoperability in MXML files and have switched to using Sourcemate; The templates feature is pretty much everything i could ask for and it’s loaded with a ton of other great features. With Sourcemate and the Flexformatter, I’m pretty pleased [...]

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Hooray [Flex Builder] Snippets!

I just came across Lee Brimelow’s tutorial for using the dynamic snippets feature of CFEclipse. His step-by-step walk though guides you through installing the CFEclipse plugin and setting it up to work with ActionScript files. He’s explaining how to do it in the context of a Flash project, but it works with any text file [...]

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Center Adobe AIR Window

I always end up digging around in past projects for this snippet, so I’m putting it here for safe keeping, and maybe it’ll help you out too. public static function centerWindow(win:WindowedApplication):void { var screenBounds:Rectangle = Screen.mainScreen.bounds; win.nativeWindow.x = Math.floor((screenBounds.width – win.width)/2); win.nativeWindow.y = Math.floor((screenBounds.height – win.height)/2); } The real trick here is that you have [...]

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If you're going to write a book…

I highly recommend that you write it with a friend.  Sometimes the only thing that keeps me writing is the guilt I feel knowing that Juan is working and I am not.  Well, that and emails like this:

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Chatter w/ Tony Hillerson

me: OK, so how do you use Spotlight? tony: I use it to open Quicksilver if it’s not already running.

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BUZZ! Call to action…

Remember that optimization effort you spent all night on? Don’t hoard your learnings.  Share them with everyone at MAX 2007.  David Coletta of Buzzword fame is hosting a session on Flex performance optimization and has invited you to join him and demo your lightning fast application. Be part of [David's] Flex performance optimization talk at [...]

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