Big Hit today!

My Blog use to get around 50 page views/day. After FullasaGoog started syndicating my blog it became 100+ But today suddenly it jumped above 500 !!! 🙂 Thanks to Waldo Smeets and Guy Watson for mentioning me in their blog.

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Reference Viewer Tutorials, on the Way!

Many people asked me for the source of my reference viewer. It is just functional; I’ve not optimized the code yet. So, as I progress in doing that will also write articles on how I’ve done that.

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Reference XML Viewer Pre Alpha Release!

I can not hold it with in myself any more!!! I’m almost done with the reference viewer. This will be useful for testing your reference documents. This pre alpha version supports “see also” type of cross reference links too 🙂 ( see the stringUtilsRef.xml for example). Still it is not a complete application, it is just a demo preview only. download from here and try it your...

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Full as a Goog now syndicates Arul’s Blog!!!

I sent a mail asking them to check my blog on Saturday. Wow!!! They are so prompt that Sunday I can see my blog there. 🙂 I know my RSS XML is missing few data like date and time, even then they are able to make it. I’m very happy about it, for me it is a big move like going public for a private limited company. Thanks Geoff Bowers

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ActionScript Highlighting Service

Flash community is very powerful and active around the word. There are many experts from all parts of the world to serve this community As a tiny element of this community what best I can do from my side? After a long thinking I’ve decided to serve the people those who serve the community with my tools and services to help them serve better. Here is my first offering, an online service for...

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Rendering HTML in FlashMX

Rendering of HTML text in browsers and flash text box is different in the fact that; spaces, tabs and line brakes are ignored in browsers but are rendered in flash text box. I faced this problem in my reference panel application and wrote the following script as a solution. [UPDATE] included the ActionScript 3 version as well 🙂 It became lot more simpler with the regular...

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Flash Remoting with PHP

Nik has come out with a solution for flash remoting with PHP. I haven’t got time to test it. Check it out your self at his website.

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Another weblog from India

My friend Darshan Sawardekar (well known for his components) has come up with his blog. I can proudly say that I acted as a catalyst in this reaction ( see I’m remembering my good old chemical technology days !!!). Also take a look at his Building Flash MX Components that don’t “PRE”-LOAD! tutorial. I saw branden hall also commented about this as a must read article for...

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Improved Reference Panel Application in Flash.

I’m updating my reference panel application. I’ve made some minor improvements in the look and feel and now it sorts the entries alphabetically. Still lot more to be done 🙂 Also I’m planning to create an editor/viewer for reference...

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Link in Quasimondo

I saw this through my referrer list. Now Arul’s blog is listed under Flash Blogs & News section in Quasimondo!!! Mario Klingemann is the first person to give a link to my blog 🙂 Thanks Mario

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Were Not Here?

What happened to Were-Here Forum? I’m not able access it. If you know the reason please post it here in the comments.

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New Administrator for web.apps forum!!

Robin Debreuil, the great man who wrote the book “Building Object Oriented Applications in Flash 5” (see the sample chapters here) is running a nice forum called web.apps forum. I’m very happy to announce that now I’m one of the administrators of that forum. Working with people like him is always interesting. As you all may already know I’m also the moderator for...

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Object.copyProperties(toObj, PropertyStr, exclude?)

When you need to copy only certain properties of one object to another object, this code will be useful. I’ve also given an example on how to use it. take a look at it here

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Slow Server

I’ve noticed that this site sometimes becomes irritatingly slow or unavailable. Something should be wrong in the server. I’ve sent a mail to my ISP and waiting for their reply

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Object to ActionScript Utility

Many times we need this! We create objects and arrays and modify them through code to get them as we want. Finally the object is ready but every time it is created using the same complex procedure when the SWF runs. This affects the performance to some extent. Also sometimes we need to see what’s in that object at that movement for debugging (including remote debugging) So I’ve...

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Syntax Highlighting ActionScript.

Creating html tags to color highlight actionscript will be very useful for flash related websites. I’m talking about this for long time. I’m still in the process of creating one with flash itself in my spare time. My current code takes more time to this highlighting. Still I’ve not given it up 😉 I also thought of server side solutions. Before starting to make one myself,...

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Recreating Reference Panel in Flash.

I’ve created this just to demonstrate the capabilities of my not yet released path2tree component and create online reference panel for the actionscript in my actionscript section. It is not even alpha version. But demonstrates the basic functionality. Here I’m recreating the Flash MX reference panel. I need to do lot of modifications and improvements. This is just a...

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Action Script section added!!

Today I’ve added ActionScript section, which provides syntax highlighted version of the action script snippets Download option for the .as files is also available Check it out at http://www.shockwave-india.com/blog/actionscript Color highlighting has minor bugs like highlighting the keyword in the comment etc. Which I will fix soon

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Guest Book now ready!!

Today I’ve completed the guest book and also improved the layout and search feature. Now I started liking PHP for its power, simplicity and speed (I’m very new to PHP. I’ve just started using it for this blog). Because I’m working on this I’m not able to put any new flash content. But I will add more content soon

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FUIComponentClass ActionScript Dictionary

FUIComponentClass is the base class of all of the Macromedia components. Understanding that will help you in building your own component. Peter Hall has compiled a dictionary for it; you can take a loot at it here [via: peterjoel blog]

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Interactive IK Skeleton

Today I just saw this through random search. It is an interesting interactive inverse kinematics animation of a skeleton (oh! so many ‘i’). I liked it Take a look at it here

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Workaround for Hollow Movieclip Mask problem

Darshan is building his next version of slideshow component and this problem is bugging him now. I found out one workaround yesterday. When the mask movieclip made open (instead of keeping it with a closed hole) even with a hairline gap makes the mask work properly. Hiding the hairline gap we created is another trick. I will write about it later Today I found another trick. When your mask is...

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Comment system added!

I just finished coding the comments system in php. It may have bugs! so please bear with me. Please do comment about the blog entries. I need your feed back to give more useful content 🙂

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Masking with Hollow Movieclip

Darshan pointed out about this problem to me, I also checked. If you use a movieclip with a hollow interior as the mask it does not mask correctly, via actionscript or otherwise. However plain fills with hollow interiors work.

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Flash Studio PRO 1.5 released

Flash Studio is a third party program for creating screen savers and applications out of projector files. The new pro version has some major additions. The updates are massive and unique including enabling joystick control, running applications in hidden windows, and sending email directly from the projector file. A full list of additions can be seen on Flash Studio’s website. The...

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Dynamic Tree Example Updated

Today I have updated the FTree component and .tab file example which I posted yesterday. This update just expands all the branches by default.

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MIT Open Source Courseware!!

If you are interested in developing e-learning content you may find this link useful. MIT is Open Sourcing some of its courses and course content.

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XML Feed URL Changed

My Blog’s XML Feed link was previously pointing to a PHP file. Now I have changed it to point shockwave-india.com/blog/xmlfeed/ folder. Now no mater what technology I use, I never need to change the URL.

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Dynamic Tree using FTree Component and .tab file

Here I am going to explain how we can build a dynamic tree using FTree Component that comes with Flash UI Components Set 2. Hierarchical nature of XML makes it more suitable for building Tree Views But I have decided to use simple tab file (Tab delimited text file) which contains the path to build the tree like “root/branch/branchof the branch” and the URL in each line. Take a look at...

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Pre-Alpha version of FCF Chat

Greg Burch and Mike Chambers are working on a new frame work for multiuser applications with Flash Communication Server. You can see the pre-alpha version of their chat application here [via:mesh on MX]...

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