Private variable, sort of

I was working on a deferred instantiation issue with Kyle from Adobe Support and came across this chunk of code in Container.as. if (child is Container) Container(child).recursionFlag = recurse; It seems innocuous. The child, which is some descendant of Container is cast as a Container and then the recursionFlag is Continue Reading

World’s Greatest Wines

To support a high end print campaign for their client, Chicago creative agency 50,000feet conceived and designed an innovative way for customers to explore and purchase from an extensive collection of luxury wines at worldsgreatestwines.com. They turned to us for technical expertise and development in order to make sure this Continue Reading

Ah, design view

[UPDATE] The post below was originally for Flex 2. In Flex 3, the property name has changed to UIComponentGlobals.designMode. [/UPDATE] Ever write a custom component that needs to do something different in design view than at runtime? Perhaps at runtime the component should query an rpc service and return the Continue Reading

FPGNY and ACI

I will be presenting the second part of a series about Flex Data Services at the Flash Platform Group in New York (fpgny.org ) on May 2nd, 2007. I encourage anyone in the NY area to check out this and other NY area Adobe groups. It is a great way Continue Reading

Flex 2 TFS Errata

I still get a fair amount of email asking about errata for the Flex 2: Training from the Source book. It doesn’t look like the publisher has their errata page up, but you can now find information about the known issues (two missing files and an import statement) at www.flexgrocer.com Continue Reading

webDU

Well, I am back from webDU and doing my best to adjust to the new time zone. webDU was a fantastic event. Geoff Bowers and the team at Daemon go all out to make this a brilliant conference and they succeed. The conference accomplishes their goal of having one of Continue Reading

webDU and a new blog

I admit it. Despite the (sometimes) good natured ribbing of individuals on my native North American continent, it took the comments of Geoff Bowers and Jesse Warden while I was Down Under at webDU to actually get this blog online. I intend to use it to demonstrate some interesting, and Continue Reading

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