Reflecting an image in Flex

Increasingly, clients have been asking for a "reflection" effect, showing a vertically flipped image of a component next to the actual component.  After reinventing the wheel on this several times, I came up with this simple reusable component: package com.tappernimer.components{ import mx.containers.Canvas; import mx.core.UIComponent; import flash.display.BitmapData; import flash.geom.Matrix; import flash.display.IBitmapDrawable; Continue Reading

FlexManiacs 2007 – Getting Started with Apollo

As promised, here are the starting files from my "FlexManiacs 2007 – Getting Started with Apollo" session.  Thanks for attending my session, I hope you enjoyed it and the FlexManiacs Conference. Overall, i thought this conference was a great success.  Many attendees of all levels.  Great networking, Great debates, and Continue Reading

Flex 2.0 Beta 3 now available

Moments ago, Adobe released Flex 2.0 Beta 3 to their labs site.  There are a number of changes from Beta 2, so anyone who started working with previous versions needs to read the upgrading from beta 2 document.  There are also new releases of "mystic" the ColdFusion / Flex connector.

Creating View States purely in AS3

I’ve been building a bunch of custom AS3 components for clients lately, and have run across the need to use view states within an AS3 component.  Working with states in MXML is pretty trivial, using the AddChild, RemoveChild and SetProperty    tags, you can do virtually anything you need, but when working in an Continue Reading

Creating a Remote Object DataManager in ActionScript 3.0 for Flex 2.0

Tien Nguyen followed up on my WebService DataManager with one for RemoteObject as well.I haven’t had a chance to try it myself yet, but this RemoteObject DataManager should work through the CFAdapter for more efficient data transport with ColdFusion Components package managers {    import flash.events.EventDispatcher;    import flash.util.*;    import mx.rpc.events.ResultEvent;    import Continue Reading

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