Apache Flex 4.10 Released

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Apache Flex 4.10 framework has been released. To quote the site release post Apache Flex 4.10.0 highlights include: Support for latest versions of Flash Player and AIR runtimes. At the same time, we have made it easier for developers wanting to take advantage of the latest advances in the Flash runtimes by letting them choose …

iOS features in Adobe AIR 2.6

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Christian Cantrell has posted some details on AIR 2.6 iOS features, worth reading if you are looking into iOS development using the Flash platform. Adobe is doing a good job at trying to catch up the iOS feature set of AIR to match the Android features after Apple changed their rules and allowed 3rd party …

Adobe AIR – Detect operating system and platform

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Adobe AIR – Detect operating system and platform When creating Adobe AIR applications there may come a time that you need to detect which platform or operating system the user is running. An example would be putting an icon on the OS-X or Windows system tray, clearly these are specific to their respective platforms. With …

Adobe Flash Builder – Custom event dispatching

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Adobe Flash Builder – Custom event dispatching Custom events are a great way to send data around an application and have components and controls respond to situations. In this simple tutorial we have two custom components that will communicate with each other via custom events. We have a button that creates and dispatches an event …

Adobe AIR Launchpad BETA 1 – Walkthrough

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Adobe AIR Launchpad BETA 1 – Walkthrough Adobe has released BETA 1 of a new tool aimed at AIR developers. The application allows you to answer some simple questions and generates the application framework for you. A couple of examples are stubbing out the code for auto-update, network connection checking and centering an application on …

Papervision 3D – Download and project set-up

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Adobe Flash Builder – ´╗┐Papervision 3D – Download and project set-up Papervision is an open source 3D rendering and animation engine for the Adobe Flash platform, I’ll show you how to download and prepare a basic project set-up in quick easy steps ready to start exploring the World of interactive 3D in a web browser. …

Adobe Flash / Flex Builder – Conditional compile options

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Adobe Flash Builder – Conditional Compile options Flash / Flex Builder can help us save time when developing and testing our applications by offering a way to include/exclude code conditionally when compiling. This can help save time for example by automatically filling in forms or populating variables like usernames, passwords and URL’s. This video provides …