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Enabling Run Mode Trace in Flex Builder 2.

As you know trace messages are shown only in Debug Mode in Flex Builder. You can follow the steps shown below to see the trace output in Flex Builder all the time.

Open Window > Preferences… menu

Select General > Editors > File Associations in the Tree

Add *.swf as the New File Type

Select […]

By |January 1st, 2007|Blog, Flex 2, Tools|0 Comments

Trace from anywhere, a Flex based Tracer Panel.

Here is an Flex application that generates mm.cfg according to your OS (XP, Vista, Mac)and shows the standard trace() outputs in real time (well! there is a slight delay). I love to replicate the features of the IDE using Flash itself. It all started with my flash 6 reference panel made […]

By |December 23rd, 2006|Blog, Flex 2, Tools|0 Comments

Building a XML Editor using Flex 2.

I’m making a XML Editor which can help playing around with E4X and manipulate the XML. Which will be hosted as an online service here and will also be available as a Apollo application later.

Here is the alpha version of it. I welcome feature requests and suggestions, kindly post them as […]

By |December 22nd, 2006|Blog, Demo, Flex 2|0 Comments

MXML Quick Reference.

Here is a Flex 2 application which helps to quickly refer to MXML tags and and its attributes. I have plans to integrate it with the Flex 2 SDK help files and make it an Apollo application. I will improve it further and make it available here as online service

By |December 22nd, 2006|Blog, Demo, Flex 2|0 Comments

Adding an icon to all items in the List Component.

List component does not have a default icon. Easy way to add one is to add a Icon function which is very similar to the one we use with Flash v2 components. Only difference is instead of string we need to return a class reference to the image

Now we can point […]

By |December 22nd, 2006|Blog, Flex 2, Tips|0 Comments

Designing a Search Field .

Utilizing the available application space effectively is one of the important things we need to consider when designing an user interface. Olden search interfaces had two parts text input field and a search button. Then the “search”/”find”/”go” text is replaced with a lens icon. Now a days this lens icon […]

By |December 22nd, 2006|Blog, Flex 2, Tips|0 Comments

Setting up Flex 2 SDK on Fedora Core 6 – Part 1 – Installing Flash Player 9.

This Visual Guide can help an average windows user to setup flex 2 SDK and start building flex applications in the Linux platform. Part 1 shows how to install both standalone and plugin version of the flash 9 player.

Stay tuned for more

By |December 15th, 2006|Blog, Flex 2, Visual Guide|0 Comments

Creating a Talking Application in Flash.

Here I will show how to create a light weight talking application in flash. It is one of the Examples I showed in the Singapore User Group Session.

Our task is fairly simple,

Creating an audio file (preferably MP3) with all the words we want our application to speak.
Using that audio in a movieclip […]

By |December 1st, 2006|Blog, Examples, Flash MX|0 Comments

Free SWF to XAML Converter.

This should interest any one who wants to get into WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation).

What interests me is Michael Swanson’s interview in which he explains SWF file format internals.

By |November 30th, 2006|Blog, Flash MX, News|0 Comments

My ‘Core 2 Duo’/Dell Story.

About six months back I bought a dell Inspiron 9400 laptop with 17″ Wide-Aspect screen with the resolution 1920×1200, 2GB Ram, 2GHz Core Duo Processor with complete cover for one year. I felt the power of it and was very happy.

Not even a month had passed, suddenly the display failed.
I […]

By |November 29th, 2006|Arul's Blog, Blog, Update|0 Comments