Archive for February, 2010

London Flash Platform User Group February 2010

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Massive thanks to Dennis Ippel and Adam Chappell for their presentations last month. As usual you can find the videos, presentations and source files in the presentations section.

First up this month will be Mathieu Gosselin with a session on ‘Efficient Programming Practices’, and following him will be me with some examples of the new features in Flex 4.

London Flash Platform User Group 25th February 2010 (25/02/2010)

Sponsored by flash scope.

Also don’t forget Richard Lord will doing presentation about frameworks presenting down at FLUG tonight, and Iain Lobb will be doing a session on “Creating Successful Flash Games” at London Flash Developers and Designers Meetup Group this Thursday.

Spoilt for choice!

AlertTabNavigator

Monday, February 8th, 2010

We built this component some time ago for use on a gaming/gambling site.

We required a way to alert the user that something important was going on in one of their games, but we didn’t want to use a popup, blocking the user from their current interaction. This was because the user may have been in the process of doing something important or timed.

Each game sat inside its own view component, and these were then housed in the AlertTabNavigator. It enabled use to show when a view required attention, without getting in the way.

Here’s a couple of examples. The first shows how dispatching an event from one of the children on the AlertTabNavigator updates the tab to show its alert styles, or resort back to its standard non alert styles. Selecting an alerted tab, always dismisses the alert.

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