Archive for April, 2010

London Flash Platform User Group April 2010

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

As usual my thanks go out to Bartek Drozdz and Rob Bateman for their sessions last month. You can find the videos, presentations and source files in the presentations section.

First up this month, Jodie O‚ÄôRourke with our first session at LFPUG on Adobe’s Open Source Media Framework, following him, with all the talk on HTML5 and JavaScript we have Alex Rogers presenting a session on the JavaScript framework MooTools.

London Flash Platform User Group 29th April 2010 (29/04/2010)

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Flash on the Beach 2010

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Just a quick post to info readers that Flash on the Beach tickets went on sale yesterday.

Mega Early Bird and Ultra Early Bird tickets have already sold out. Don’t leave it too late for the Super Early Bird tickets!

Flex 4: Modules

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

If you’ve switch over to Flex 4 or in the process of switching you’ll notice Modules are missing from spark.

We didn’t want to be stuck with the old ModuleLoader and Module based on VBox and LayoutContainer, so here’s our new versions based on Group.

They should work pretty much the same as the mx versions with one change, there is now an additional loadPolicy property.

You can use this property to specify when the ModuleLoader should load its content. This was added to solve a problem I’d ran into a few times with the mx version. I’d have multiple ModuleLoaders in a ViewStack but they would all load immediately and at the same time. It didn’t make sense to load a Module unless the user actually wanted to view it.

ModuleLoader.loadPolicy has 4 valid values

  • ModuleLoadPolicy.ADDED – load when the ModuleLoader is added to a displayList
  • ModuleLoadPolicy.ADDED_TO_STAGE- load when the ModuleLoader is added to the stage
  • ModuleLoadPolicy.IMMEDIATE- load immediately (the same as the mx ModuleLoader)
  • ModuleLoadPolicy.NONE- do not automatically load. ModuleLoader.loadModule() must be manually invoked to load the module
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