Tooltip Component Demo by Stuart

Stuart has created a nice demo for Tooltip Component that comes with Flash UI Components Set 3 (Which is part of The Macromedia MX Developer Resource Kit) You can have a look at it Here

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Director projectors for Pocket PC!

Werner Sharp has just announced a public beta of the “Export to Pocket PC Xtra” for Director 8/8.5. This Xtra will actually take your .DIR and convert it into eMbedded Visual C++ code that will then compile in the freely available eVC IDE from Microsoft. All your Lingo and cast members are converted into eVC code and assets, and compiled into a native Pocket PC application. For...

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Unable to *continue* with Auto Format!

Beware that auto formatting eats your actionscript some times !!! See the following code for (var i = 0; i<5; i++) { if (i == 2) { continue; } trace(i); //traces 0, 1, 3, 4 (skips 2) } If you apply Auto Format to the code it becomes for (var i = 0; i<5; i++) { if (i == 2) { } trace(i); //traces 0, 1, 2, 3, 4...

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The ‘Object-Oriented Programming with ActionScript’ Book

Thanks to New Riders, today I received the most awaited book written by Branden Hall and Samuel Wan You can get more info about this book here. I will post more about this book as and when I finish reading...

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Flash Remoting MX Launched

Flash Remoting for .NET and Java App Servers now launched, for more info: * Flash Remoting Support Center * Complete Documentation * Flash Remoting online forums * Macromedia Flash Remoting MX Product Information * To purchase from the Macromedia Online...

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Corrupt Movieclip?

Yesterday I faced this problem. When I imported a audio file into a movieclip of a heavy flash file, It imported the audio but it was truncated (the end portion of the audio is missing) I even tried importing the audio into new flash file and drag and drop it in the library but still got the same problem Finally I managed the situation by * Recreating the movieclip in a new flash file * Dragging...

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Problem importing sound?

When our flash file becomes big and complex we often face this problem. When we try to import the audio we get “One or more files were not imported because there were problems reading them” even when you are sure that the audio format is flash compatible. Solution? Import the audio into a new blank flash file once done drag the imported audio from this library to your project files...

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Dedicated Project Explorer

It is always better to keep all our current project files under projects folder in properly named sub folders particularly in a collaborative environment. Also you may be keeping your project files in a server. In such cases the following tip really helps! You can create My Projects shortcut in the desktop. Which will open a dedicated Explorer for your projects. Just create a shortcut...

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Reducing the file size of Your FLA file

If your flash project includes sound, import the audio as a MP3 file instead of Wave files (convert your wave files to mp3 in your audio editing software). This not only helps to reduce the file size of your .fla file, also reduces the time taken to publish an swf file out of it. This Projects using wave files take longer time to publish because every time it will be compressed based on your...

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Cloning objects

In ActionScript we cannot pass objects by value. It always passes objects by reference. If you need to create a perfect copy of an object you can make use of the following code. I have modified Flash Guru’s clone with support for Array Objects [UPDATE] included the ActionScript 3 version as well πŸ™‚ It became lot more simpler with the regular expressions ActionScript...

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Splitting String to Words Array

Now I’m in the process of creating Action Script (or any script) color highlighter in flash. Which can be used in forums to post the ActionScript As and when the user types a property or keyword it will highlight in the specified color. I’m planning to set theΒ .htmlText property every time he types some thing. That is I will find and replace all the keywords with appropriate...

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Working with color HEX & RGB

If you need to convert color values between RGB and HEX you will find the following functions useful. Original post had only ActionScript 1 version and now I have updated it to add ActionScript 3 version as well πŸ™‚ ActionScript 3.0 ActionScript 1.0 package com.luracast { /** * Set of funtions for handling color values in different format ...

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