Archive for May, 2006

Example : Styling Flex 2 Applications with CSS

The Adobe Consulting team has been busy over at their blog this week. Not only have they updated their super useful Flex Style explorer, but they also released a CSS style sheet that will make your Flex application look a lot like a Mac app.

Both require Flex 2 / Flash Player 9 Beta 3, which you can grab from labs.

You can find more info on styling Flex apps using CSS on livedocs.

Open Source ActionScript 3 Libraries Updated

In addition to new beta builds of Flash Player 9, Flex Builder 2, and Flex 2, we have also posted updated versions of the open source ActionScript 3 libraries to labs.

These libraries include a number of changes:

  • Updated to work with beta 3
  • Some API renaming (mostly in corelibs : com.adobe.utils)
  • Removed some redundant APIs (mostly in com.adobe.utils)
  • Fixed bug where events where not being documented in docs

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Flash Player 9 / Flex 2 Beta 3 is out!

Well, as you have probably seen from the 50 million posts on MXNA about it, last night we posted the latest beta of Flex 2 / Flash Player 9 to labs. This beta drop includes the following:

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Commodore 64 Emulation in Flash 9 Beta 3

Darron Schall and Claus Wahlers have been working on a Commodore 64 emulator written in ActionScript 3 (and targeting Flash Player 9).

Darron just posted that they have actually gotten a boot screen working, which is a pretty significant milestone. As Darron noted in his post:

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Labs Subversion Repository Domain Change

Just a quick fyi, but the subversion repository for labs has changed from:

labs.macromedia.com

to

labs.adobe.com

I have updated the source info page with the new domain.

Week in Review

I am sorry that I have not been as active online the past week and a half (including blogging and podcasts). I have been swamped at work playing around with some new stuff (more on that later).

Anyways, I wanted to post a couple of links that caught my eye over the past week or so:

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You can use Flex 2 on Mac!

Just a quick reminder, that the Flex 2 Beta is available on Mac. Just grab the Flex 2 SDK , which contains the compiler and framework.

You can download the SDK from here.

Sorry for the repeat post, but I keep seeing people indicating that they don’t know that the SDK is avaliable on Mac.

Sneak Peak : Flex Builder 2 Beta 3

Sho has posted a sneak peak of some of the changes in the upcoming Flex Builder 2 Beta 3 release. Some of the highlights includes tons of bug fixes new start page and new API doc styles (woot!).

You can view the entire sneak here.