Flex and Flash workflow integration

27 02 2009

This is good news! We can use some of the exclusive Flex SDK classes in a Flash project using Flash CS4. All we need to do is:

  1. create a library project (SWC) in Flex
  2. in the library class constructor create an object of the class you want to use in Flash ( example:  new StringUtil() )
  3. create a new Actionscript 3.0 file in Flash CS4.
  4. goto Publish Settings > Flash > Settings… > Library Path tab.
  5. click the red icon button and browse to the SWC file and add it to library path. You can also add multiple SWC files.

There you go. You can use the required Flex SDK class in Flash CS4. Though, not all of the classes can be used this way, esp. the framework classes (controls, containers, etc.) Still looking for the exact list of classes that can be used. I was successful with StringUtil but could not utilize my favorite ArrayCollection this way.

Check out Tareq AlJaber’s blog for a detailed tutorial…

http://flashauthoring.blogspot.com/2009/02/using-class-stringutil-in-flash.html

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Quince – UX Patterns Resource

13 02 2009

Here’s a very interesting application made in silverlight. It is kind of a bank of UX patterns – common user experience problem and solutions we face while creating applications. This is definitly a useful resource worth visiting regularly. 

Quince - UX Patterns





Generate PDF on client side

11 02 2009

I just came across this link which is an open source library for generating PDFs on client side using actionscript 3.0. Wow! it is, obviously, a fantastic utility!

http://alivepdf.bytearray.org/?page_id=2

Alive PDF

Alive PDF