Archive for November, 2005

Macromedia News Firefox Extension and Firefox 1.5

As Christian mentioned, Firefox 1.5 was released today. Unfortunately, it seems to have broken the Macromedia News Firefox extension.

Basically, if you click a link in the extension, it will prompt you to pick an app to handle the URL, and will then crash Firefox.

I am going to look into this, but it might take some time to isolate and / or work around the issue.

Using Flex Components in ActionScript Projects

A lot of people have had questions about whether you can use the Flex 2 Framework classes / controls (everything in mx.*) within an ActionScript 3 project without using any MXML.

You can definitely do this, and we have posted some info on the labs wiki that shows how (written by Gordon Smith).

You can view the info here.

You can download Flex Builder 2 and ActionScript from

ActionScript 2 to ActionScript 3 Migration Reference

Just noticed this, but there is an ActionScript 2 to ActionScript 3Migration reference up on Labs.

This is a great reference to get an overview of some of the changes.

You can view the reference here.

You can download the Flex Builder 2 alpha and start playing around with ActionScript 3 from here.

Note that it looks like a huge document, but a lot of the changes are just APIs moving into a package (as part of the general API clean up).

Flex Builder 2 Beta New Features Sneak

Mark Anders has made a post detailing some of the new features that have been added to Flex Builder 2 internal builds recently.

Features / changes includes:

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Watch SparkEurope Sessions online Live

Just a quick note before I run to my session, but FabChannel is broadcasting live all of the sessions from SparkEurope, including tonight’s keynote.

The keynote starts in a couple of hours, and the website above has a time converter to make sure you don’t miss it.

You can find more information, as well as watch the sessions here.

Colin Moock’s ImageViewer Example Updated to ActionScript 3

Colin Moock has updated his ActionScript 2 ImageView sample to ActionScript 3, and has posted a detailed article on the migration process on Macromedia Labs.

You can view the entire article (including code) here.