Monthly Archives: June 2007

Juan from ScaleNine and I are joining forces at 360Flex!

Before reading any further, if you’ve not seen, check it out. They’ve done some totally amazing stuff with graphical skinning over there. The themes are just plain awesome. Juan Sanchez and I both signed up to speak at 360Flex on pretty similar topics. His, “How to Create a Theme” and mine, “Skinning and Styling”. [...]

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Apple gives free iPhones to employees; Adobe gives free apples.

Today at Cafe Adobe in San Jose, near the register they have baskets of Granny Smith and Red Delicious apples and a sign that says, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Below that it says, “Free apple’s today”. Notice the apostrophe. Is that possessive? Does the apple own today? From what I’ve heard [...]

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ToggleButtonBar does not behave as advertised

The ToggleButtonBar component, included in the Flex 2.0 framework extends ButtonBar and adds the toggleOnClick property. When set to true, this property is supposed to allow the user to deselect the currently selected button, which then sets the selectedIndex property to -1. This is what the documentation claims anyway. What actually happens is a little [...]

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-keep on rockin'

After months of trying to solve a single bug (on a personal project), the files generated by passing the -keep option to the mxmlc compiler provided invaluable insight. Apparently, ActionScript components that implement IUIComponent will be treated slightly differently during the MXML->AS conversion magic. Namely, bound properties will be set up at a slightly different [...]

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Persisting Workspace Preferences in Eclipse and Flex-Builder

Do you use multiple Eclipse/Flex-Builder workspaces? I generally use a different workspace for each project I’m working on just to keep things organized. I have the trunk of whatever the project is, some sandboxes, some examples, etc. It works really well, but it drives me nuts that every time I make a new workspace, my [...]

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