Archive for January, 2007

Two new tools: Flex Ant tasks and Flex compiler shell

Check out the wiki pages for two new command-line tools that we are releasing on Labs:

  • Flex Ant tasks — Makes building your large projects much easier with the mxmlc, flex, and html-wrapper custom Ant tasks.
  • Flex compiler shell — Compiles Flex apps quicker because it loads the framework classes into memory.

Enjoy. Deploy.

Data Binding Doc Updated

The “Binding Data” chapter of the Flex Developers Guide has been rewritten to include more examples of common data binding tasks, including:

- Binding to functions
- Binding to Objects
- Binding to arrays
- Bidirectional bindings
- Bindings in ActionScript
- Using the [Bindable] metadata tag

Download the new chapter’s PDF: Binding Data.

Here’s a ZIP file of all the code samples (full applications) used in the document: Code Samples.

Modules documentation update

The “Creating Modular Applications” chapter of the Flex Developer’s Guide has undergone a major rewrite.

Download the new chapter’s PDF: Creating Modular Applications

Enhancements include the following:
- Using modules in Flex Builder
- Passing data from the app to the module/from the module to the app/inter-module
- Preloading modules
- Using modules in ActionScript

Here’s a ZIP file of all the code samples (full applications) used in the document: Code Samples.

Enjoy!