Tag Archives: flex

Auto format-comment plug-in for Flex

Today, I’ve  found an awesome plug-in called “flex formatter” for Flex.  It allows you to reformat or add commentouts into your Flex project just as in Flash. For a long time, I were looking for such a feature for Flex. You can find how to install Flex Formatter into Flex.

  1. Start up FlexBuilder / FlashBuilder.
  2. From the Help menu, select ‘Software Updates > Find and Install…’
  3. Select ‘Search for new features to install’ and click ‘Next >’
  4. Click ‘New Remote Site…’
  5. Use name: ‘Flex Formatter’ and url: ‘http://flexformatter.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/FlexFormatter/FlexPrettyPrintCommandUpdateSite/’
  6. Click OK
  7. Make sure only ‘Flex Formatter’ is selected in the ‘Sites to search’ list, and click ‘Finish’
  8. Follow the prompts to install Flex Formatter, and restart the IDE

Note: This content was taken from gSkinner‘s web-site.

DeepLinking alternatives for Flash

The main problem for Flash designers and web-site are deep-linking problems. However, there are many solutions to get rid of the reference problem. The most known action script class is ASUAL’s SWFADRESS. It works fine for many designers and web sites. But, not for me!. Somehow, I got troubles with SWF ADRESS. So, I searched for new solutions and found Flurl deeplinking class. It’s a tiny little Java script file. Flurl gets parameters from Java and combine them with Action Script’s “ExternalInterface” parameter. I used Flurl for Murat Germen’s web-site for the main categories. For now it is working as I expected…I don’t update the web-site, it needs some performance and stability tests. You can check Flurl Java class from here.

And there are other resources which useful for deeplinking issue.

Pixel Acres

Bir Öğrenci Klasiği (This page is in Turkish. Çok güzel bir Türkçe kaynak)

Flash works

I will post a tutorial about this issue. There are thousands of tutorial around the web. However, all of them tells same stuff. My tutorial is going to be more clear and useful. trust me 🙂

UPDATE: Flurl was working perfect on localy. But, when I moved files to the server, it stopped to work! I tried many thing to figure out the problem. But, I couldn’t handle it. So, I returned back to SWFAdress. For now everything is OK with SWFAdress.

AS3 TextEvent and Hyperlink issues

there are two tutorial about textevents that I’ve found on web. Both of them are works good for me. I coded a content management interface. The user can easily edit or type desired text, hotlinks, etc… and the content is saved as htmlText for Flash side. My aim was to put undeline hyperlink words when the mouse is over. Both of the examples show how you can do it;

Flash: TextField actionscript hyperlink in AS3.0

asfunction (TextEvent.LINK) Tutorial for AS3 | Flash HTML Link to call actionscript function | Tutorial

Flex + AMFPHP + PHP + Flash

For a week, I have been working on Murat Germen‘s new web page. The web site will have two section. The first section will be actual web site that shows information and portfolio of Murat Germen. In the second section there will be a content management system for the web page. I am conding Admin section of the web page with Flex and amfphp class to receive and send data to database. Along with AMFPHP capabilities, Flash can communicate with server side. So, the user do not need ftp application or XML events in order to update content of the web page. I hope, I can release lots of tutorial about;

– AmfPhp

– Flex

– php

and communication techniques between these protocols.