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.

Free Flex 2.0 !?!

According to several sources, including News.com and Christian Cantrell’s (Product Manager for Developer Relations at Macromedia/Adobe) blog, as well as the FAQ on Adobe Labs when Flex 2.0 is released, there will also be a free version of the SDK available.  Is seems the key difference with the Free vs the 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