Posts in Category "DRK"

App Ideas for DRK 6?

Josh Dura has made a post asking what type of apps / content do developers want to see on DRK 6.

Head over to Josh’s weblog and post your suggestions.

New Poll : What is your favorite game system?

I have put up a new poll on the right of the page. This weeks question is “What is your favorite gaming system”?

The previous poll went well with over 500 responses. According to poll, Pollster is by far the most popular item on DRK 4.

This poll is run by Pollster, which is available on DRK 4. More info here.

Retrieving Values for 3D Bar Chart Component

A question was posted to my weblog asking how to retrieve the data for the individual bar chart section selected in the 3D Bar chart included as part of the Flash Charting Components Set 2 on DRK 4.

If you are using a listener to capture the select / press event, it is very simple as all of the data is passed to the listener method.

Here is an example:

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DRK 4 : 3D Pie Chart Example

Peter Hall has put together a very cool example of the 3D Pie Chart component from the Flash Charting Components Set 2 on DRK 4.

He has used the extrude depth of the pie chart to display additional information, and has added some code so that the chart morphs between data sets.

You can check out the example here.

You can find more information on the Charting Component Set 2 here.

Embedding Flash Player in Windows Applications using C#

The Macromedia DevNet center has just published an article I wrote that discusses embedding the Flash player within Windows applications using C#.

The article is based on the Stock Charting Windows application which is included on DRK 4. The application uses the line chart component from the Flash Charting Component Set 2 to chart historical stock data within the windows app.

You can read the entire article here.

Online Poll / DRK 4 Pollster

You may have noticed the online poll on the right of the page. This is actually the Flash interface to the Pollster sample application included on DRK 4.

Pollster includes the following:

  • A Flash Interface to place on your website.
  • Complete Admin back-end written in ColdFusion
  • A Dreamweaver extension that makes it easy to insert the poll into your web site.

The Poll has quite a few features including:

  • Complete admin back-end.
  • Limit votes per user.
  • View results in HTML.
  • Export raw results to Excel.
  • Enabled and Disable Polls.
  • Supports up to 5 answers.
  • Complete source code for Flash interface is included.
  • Complete source code for ColdFusion back-end included.
  • ActionScript API and Library for creating your own Flash interfaces.

The Flash interface uses the Pie Chart component from the Flash Charting Components Set 2, also included on DRK 4.

Finally, there is code that protects against users abusing the poll (by mass voting). However, it is not full proof.

You can view an image of the admin interface here.

You can find more information on the Pollster sample application here.

You can find more information on DRK 4 here.

DRK 4 is Now Available

The DevNet Resource Kit Volume 4 (DRK 4) is now available for for DevNet Essentials subscribers and for individual purchase ($99). Yes, you heard that right, no more three months before you can buy it individually.

This DRK is probably our most comprehensive yet, with over 25 new components, extensions, sample applications, graphic libraries and other resources.

You can see a complete list of content here.

Here are some of the highlights:

As usual, the DRK contains content for Flash, ColdFusion and Dreamweaver.

I will be posting more about the content on the DRK over the next couple of days.

You can find more info on DRK 4 here.

DRK Sneak : Pollster Test

At FlashForward last week, I gave a sneak peak of some of the content on DRK 4 (due out shortly). One of the things I showed was a polling sample application, that uses Flash as the interface.

Well, here is your chance to check it out.

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FlashForward 2003 NYC Pictures

I have posted some pictures from FlashForward. They are mostly from the speaker reception, and the keynote.

You can view them here.

The Edge : DRK : The Secret of Developing Components

The new EDGE newsletter is out and among other things has an article about the DevNet Resource Kits (DRK), and the development process and steps behind the components on the DRK.

You can read the article here.

[via greg burch]