Archive for June, 2007

Setting a Flash data grid’s background color based on a row’s data (ActionScript 3.0 edition)

Hot on the heels of the previous post… Here is another section of the third [and final] quick start on the Flash ActionScript 3.0 DataGrid component.

In this section we cover setting a row’s background color/skin based on the row’s data. And again I apologize for what will most certainly be hard to read formatting.

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Alternating background colors in a Flash data grid (ActionScript 3.0 edition)

Somebody was asking me today how to alternate background colors for the DataGrid component in Flash CS3 today (using the new ActionScript 3.0 components). Well, as luck has it, I wrote a section on it in an upcoming Flash Quick Start for the DataGrid component (my third and final installment on DataGrid).

The wording/code may change, but here’s the latest draft of the “Alternating background colors in a data grid” section. Oh, and don’t worry, the formatting will be *much* better once the Developer Center people clean it up.

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Adobe Products in the News (Jun 26, 2007)

Recent reviews on Acrobat, AIR, Creative Suite, Digital Edition, Flash and Premiere Express…

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Adobe MAX 2007 Flex Sessions

For those of you attending, or considering, the Adobe MAX 2007 conference in Chicago (Sept. 30 – Oct. 3), the sessions have been posted. I was browsing through the MAX 2007 mini-site and was reading through several of the sessions and descriptions.

There are 64 sessions (!!) involving Flex, and 51 of those sessions discuss multiple different products (such as Adobe AIR, Flash, ColdFusion, etc.). Here’s a quick breakdown of the sessions by skill:

  • General Audience: 17 sessions
  • Beginner: 15 sessions
  • Intermediate: 23 sessions
  • Advanced: 9 sessions

For more information, check out the Adobe MAX 2007 mini-site. If you arent able to make it out to Chicago, there will also be MAX Europe in Barcelona, Spain (Oct. 15 – 18), and MAX Japan in Tokyo, Japan (Nov. 1 – 2).

More information on the Flex topics at MAX North America 2007 after the jump.

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New content on the Flash Developer Center

After a “brief” absense from my blog, we’re back with a brief update…

Today we posted new items of interest (video, Quick Start tutorial, and article) on the Flash Developer Center:

Video interview: Flex Component Kit for Flash CS3
Flex SDK engineer Glenn Ruehle explains how the Flex Component Kit improves the workflow between Flex and Flash developers and designers.
(Note: There is also an excellent video by Steve Heintz, Sr. Product Manager for Adobe Flex Builder on the adjoining tab.)

Using the Button component in Flash CS3 Professional
Peter deHaan writes about some of the common ways to use the Button component in your Flash projects, including setting labels, resizing and positioning buttons, embedding fonts, and creating toggles.

Setting up a Flash project for local and network playback
Dan Carr shows you how to create Flash content for local and web delivery by understanding the various playback features and deployment options.

I also wanted to highlight an excellent article that I overlooked the other week:

Formatting text for localized Flash projects using CSS, HTML, and ActionScript by Dan Carr
Learn how to create Flash applications that display multiple languages using ActionScript and text formatting techniques.

I know this topic comes up quite a bit in forums, mailing lists, LiveDocs, etc. so it’s nice to have a bit of additional coverage. Thanks Dan!

Anyways, expect a few more posts around this dusty blog in the future. I missed you guys.

As always, you can find a lot more information and tutorials at the following URLs:
Developer Center
Flash Developer Center
Flash Developer Center Quick Starts