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

CFUnited 07

For the 6th consective year, I have been invited to present at CFUnited (acutally, in 2002, 2003 and 2004 they called the conference CFUN, but thats a different story).   Of those 6 years, I’ve only missed presenting at one, CFUN 04, as my daughter was born 3 days before the Continue Reading

Extended DateField

Someone was asking on the FlexCoders list today about having a date field, where clicking into the TextInput side allowed the user to type in a date, but still allowing them to click the calendar icon to open the DateChooser.  While no component natively supports this, its pretty easy to Continue Reading

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