Archive for March, 2009

PanelStack

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

A PanelStack is an combination of a ViewStack and Panel.

It extends ViewStack, and adds the panel features to it (NOTE you can’t treat the children as if they are in a Box, they are treated as if they are in a ViewStack).

Although you could put one of these together pretty easily by add a ViewStack as the only child to a Panel and making its width and height 100%, we recently required this functionality and this was a much cleaner approach for what we required, instead of overriding all the display list methods. Because it’s a ViewStack you can also use the Efflex viewStackEffects in there as you can see in the example.

PanelStack.

The source for the example is available on right-click, but the source for the PanelStack itself is in our Google Code Library.

INSPIRE

Friday, March 13th, 2009

INSPIRE is a online publication from the Adobe Experience Design Team which provides some interesting reading and good video content.

Someone’s done a great job of the skinning and styling of this Flex app! It looks beautiful, understated and professional.

On the downside it does feel a clunky here and there though and its still makes use of those nasty ‘scroll by renderer’ default Flex lists.

London Flash Platform User Group March 2009

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Huge thanks to Lee McColl Sylvester for his talk on haXe back in January. Video, presentation and files are in the presentations category .

This month LFPUG is stepping off topic from the Flash Platform due to the interest from the Flash community in iPhone Development. First up Masi Woermann with ‘An Introduction to iPhone Application Development’, and following him Matt Biddulph is back with ‘iPhone Development for Web Developers’.

London Flash Platform User Group 26th March 2009 (26/03/2009)

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