Posts in Category "Flash"

New ActionScript blog – http://actionscriptexamples.com/

I started another new blog (actionscriptexamples.com/) a few months ago, but have been holding off on posting the URL until I got some content posted. Well, content has gone a lot slower than planned, but I think I finally have enough entries where the site may be useful to somebody out there.

The ActionScript Examples blog mainly focuses on ActionScript 3.0 solutions in the Flash Authoring IDE (Flash CS3 and CS4 specifically). My Flex SDK and Flex Builder specific examples will continue to be posted on blog.flexexamples.com. There are also a few interesting examples of using the Flex SDK compiler in Flash CS4 though, so there will definitely be a bit of overlap between the two blogs.

And since I love using unordered lists, here’s what I’ve posted about in the past nine months since I first set up the blog:

For lots of information about using the new Motion Editor features in Flash CS4, check out Jen deHaan’s blog, Flashthusiast, and for more information on Flash+Flex integration from Tareq AlJaber on the Adobe Flash Authoring team, check out his blog at http://flashauthoring.blogspot.com/.

This Week’s Top Posts (11/21)

Here is a collection of blog posts from my coworkers on the Flex SDK, Flex Builder, AIR, Text Layout Framework, Flash Player, and LCDS/BlazeDS teams:

And from our friends on the Flash Authoring, and Flash Platform Evangelism teams:

Finally, a bunch of post-MAX wrap-ups, session notes/files, and news on the upcoming RIA Hackathon hosted by Adobe India:

This Week’s Top Posts (11/16)

Here is a collection of blog posts from my coworkers on the Flex SDK, Flex Builder, AIR, and LCDS/BlazeDS teams:

A couple of Flex SDK/Flex Builder related Tech Notes:

And from our friends on the Flash Authoring, Flash Player, and Flash Platform Evangelism teams:

Today’s bonus link comes to us from Robert Penner:

This Week’s Top Posts (10/30)

Here is a collection of blog posts from my coworkers on the Flex SDK, Flex Builder, AIR, and LCDS/BlazeDS teams:

And from our friends on the Flash Authoring, Flash Player, and Flash Platform Evangelism teams:

Various posts on Adobe MAX 2008, RIA Hackathon in India, the past Flash 10 Camp in San Francisco, as well as some videos from the past 360Flex conference in San Jose:

Using Flex classes in Flash CS4

A coworker of mine on the Flash Authoring team, Tareq AlJaber, has an excellent blog at flashauthoring.blogspot.com where he explains how you can take advantage of some of the classes in the Flex.swc and use them in your Flash applications.

For more information, see the following posts:

As a long time Flex, Flash, and ColdFusion user I was very intruiged after reading Tareq’s blog, and within minutes was using the Flex ObjectUtil class in Flash CS4 to trace out large objects and arrays, using the [Embed] metadata to embed PNGs and assets from library SWFs into Flash CS4 components, using the Flex HTTPService classes to load remote XML and text and display it in the Flash TextArea control, and creating custom label functions in Flash which used the Flex CurrencyFormatter class. The best part is that it was all very easy! Just point to the correct Flex SWCs, import the correct mx.* packages, and then start coding.

Adobe Creative Suite 4 available for purchase now, trials available mid-November

As I’m sure you are all aware by now, Adobe recently released Creative Suite 4 (PDF press release), but what you may not have known about is when the trial versions will be available to download!
<spoilerAlert>mid-November 2008!</spoilerAlert>

After a bit of investigation [and asking around] I found the Creative Suite 4 product notification page on Adobe.com, where you can sign up to be notified by e-mail when Adobe Creative Suite 4 trials are available. The dates were actually hidden within the Creative Suite 4 trial FAQ, which says the following:

When will Creative Suite 4 trials be available?
Trials for all products except those in Japanese should be available by mid-November 2008. Japanese-language trials are expected to be available by early December 2008. To be notified about trial availability, you may sign up to be contacted via the product notification form located at www.adobe.com/go/cs4notify.

For more information on which products are available for trial download and how you can get a DVD of the various Creative Suite trials, check out the FAQ at http://www.adobe.com/products/creativesuite/trial/faq/.

This Week’s Top Posts (10/17)

Here is a collection of blog posts from my coworkers on the Flex SDK, Flex Builder, AIR, and LCDS/BlazeDS teams:

And from our friends on the Flash Authoring, Flash Player, and Flash Platform Evangelism teams:

Various posts on the past Flash 10 Camp in San Francisco, as well as some videos from the past 360Flex conference in San Jose:

Today’s bonus link comes to us from Renaun Erickson, Flash/Flex Developer on “Pacifica” at Adobe:

The Adobe Creative Suite 4 Documentation is live!

In an earlier blog post, “The Adobe Flash CS4 Documentation is live!”, I mentioned that the Flash CS4 documentation was live. Tonight I did a bit more searching and found that all of the Adobe Creative Suite 4 documentation is live.

Get ready to get your CS4 on:

If you think I missed a product, please leave a comment (and link to said Adobe documentation) in the comments and I’ll add it to the list above.

The Adobe Flash CS4 Documentation is live!

In case you haven’t heard the news, the Flash CS4 Professional documentation is live on the Adobe website at http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Flash/10.0_Welcome/.

I also did a bit of quick Googling and found this useful page on Google Groups which lists all the various books in the Flash CS4 documentation set: “Flash CS4 Professional Help is live on the web”.

This Week’s Top Posts (9/28)

Here is a collection of blog posts from my coworkers on the Flex SDK, Flex Builder, and LCDS/BlazeDS teams:

Various posts on upcoming conferences, as well as some videos from the past 360Flex conference in San Jose:

And from our good friends at the Adobe Developer Connection, and the Adobe Labs site:

And from our friends on the Flash Player, Flash Authoring, and Flash Platform Evangelism teams: