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Adobe RIA Developer Summit in India

Posted by | September 9, 2008 .

  Having jumped on the RIA bandwagon only a few months ago, it is understandable that I haven’t heard about the Adobe RIA Leadership Summit (Oct, 2007) and the Adobe RIA Architect Summit (Apr, 2008) held in Bangalore, India. Both would probably have gone six feet over my head. But missing all news about the Adobe […]

Keeping rotated content clipped

Posted by | July 22, 2008 .

Every container in Flex by default clips its content, when that exceeds the boundaries of the container. Clipping appears to be a computational behaviour that kicks in once a display object exceeds the container boundaries either due to its position coordinates (x,y) or its size (width, height) . Missing something? Well yes; a display object might also […]

MeeBone: How One Dude Learnt AS and FLex

Posted by | July 14, 2008 .

Meebo has been a blessing to all the chatterboxes in the corporate world. Still, there might be some who miss chatting through a messenger client, unsatisfied by a large window of a web browser. MeeBone can be their simple solution. I only say that this AIR implementation of Meebo “can be” a solution because it […]

DataGrid with flexible row height

Posted by | July 10, 2008 .

In one project I needed to have a data grid cell present some hierarchical data and I thought I could just use a tree control as the item data renderer for that grid column. This what I got: As you can see if you open the trees, the data row […]

Time-delaying Cairngorm Commands Execution

Posted by | July 8, 2008 .

In cases where data are edited in a Flex client and subsequently have to be saved on a server, one has to manage the frequency of those server calls. One way of doing this, is adding an extra step, for the user to save the changes made. So image you have an editable data grid, […]

Enhanced search string ComboBox

Posted by | July 3, 2008 .

The standard behaviour of the Flex framework combobox, is to adjust its selected option as the user types in characters. However values are looked up only by the first character, i.e. user types in ‘a’ and the first option starting with ‘a’ is selected. He then types ‘b’ and the first option starting with ‘b’ is selected. Now […]

Improved ActionScript Spell Checker Released

Posted by | June 18, 2008 .

A while ago I wrote a post listed a more than 10 spell checker components for RIA applications. SPL is one of them. Lanny McNie just released the 1.2 version of it. Here is what McNie said: I’m happy to announce that we just released version 1.2 of our client-side, check-as-you-type, spell checking library for […]

Driving Simulation on Google Flash Map

Posted by | June 15, 2008 .

Katsuomi Kobayashi has developed an interesting driving simulation using Google Maps API for Flash. This is his second driving simulation, the first was simply a flash toy and a time-waster that I admit cost my previous employer some productivity. Kobayashi was trying to develop more complicated courses but found ready made courses in Google maps. […]

Debugging Flex with ThunderBolt

Posted by | June 14, 2008 .

Logging your apps can greatly speed up the debugging process. ThunderBolt AS3 is a light easy-to-use logging tool for Flex 2 or 3 and Flash ActionScript 3, using Firebug in Firefox. It is open-source, and is released with a Mozilla Public License 1.1. The tool provides an option to set various log levels: INFO, WARN, […]

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