XML Shortcuts V2 approved by Macromedia.

XML Shortcuts component is tested and approved by Macromedia. Now you can download it from Macromedia Exchange

By |July 12th, 2005|Blog, Flash MX, News|0 Comments

XMLShortcuts Version 2 coming soon.

I’m already working on version 2 of this XMLNode easy access component.

It will give better performance than the previous version. It will have two components, XMLShortcuts Lite and XMLShortcuts Pro. Both provide the same functionality.

XMLShortcuts Lite is optimized for file size & memory, it is recommended for Small Projects.

XMLShortcuts Pro is optimized […]

By |June 27th, 2005|Blog, Flash MX, News|0 Comments

XML Shortcuts component released.

The XMLShortcuts component enables shortcut access to All XML nodes.

Biggest advantage of using XML shortcuts is it can be easily added to existing projects with out any modification. Simply drag and drop the component from components window to the stage and then delete it from stage (let it stay in the […]

By |June 15th, 2005|Blog, Code, Flash MX|0 Comments

XML Shortcut – Accessing XMLNode easily as a Object

If you hate accessing XMLNodes using myXML.firstChild.childNodes[3] approach, there are already couple of other approaches to deal with.

Before getting to know my new approach lets examine the other possibilities.

 

What do you think?
Will XML Shortcuts component be of any use to you?
Express your views in the comments, based on the demand I will […]

By |June 13th, 2005|Blog, Demo, Flash MX|0 Comments

XML and V2 Tree Example 5 – Limit by Depth.

Lets explore how we can hide nodes beyond the predefined depth from rendering in tree. Before hiding the text nodes, the tree looks like this (as per Example 1) with this XML

Start with a blank FLA, add a tree component to stage, name it “tree”, add a text area component name it […]

By |June 8th, 2005|Blog, Examples, Flash MX|0 Comments

XML and V2 Tree Example 4 – Hiding Text Nodes.

Lets explore how we can hide text nodes from rendering in tree. Before hiding the text nodes, the tree looks like this (as per Example 1) with this XML

Start with a blank FLA, add a tree component to stage, name it “tree”, add a text area component name it “textArea”
Write the following in […]

By |June 7th, 2005|Blog, Examples, Flash MX|0 Comments

ColorSyntax Extractor now generates XML for Flash based Syntax Highlighter .

I’ve modified my Color Syntax Extractor to include XML for Igor’s Flash Syntax Highlighter,
which is a flash based synctax highlighter for actionscript.

You can download the tool from here! [0.9mb]

By |June 6th, 2005|Blog, Flash MX, Tools|0 Comments

XML and V2 Tree Example 3: Tree Search.

Lets enhance the last example by adding search functionality. We need a function that will return the matching nodes as an array.

The following function does that for us. Add it to the timeline.

Add 1 textInput, 1 button, 3 check boxes, and 1 label component as shown below. Name them find_txt, find_pb, names_chk, […]

By |March 15th, 2005|Blog, Examples, Flash MX|0 Comments

Where Flash MX 2004 fails to render Unicode.

Unicode text includes bidirectional text, text that requires contextual shaping, and text with combining characters. Unicode text cannot be rendered with traditional one-code-point to one-glyph rendering; it requires analysis and processing of runs of text.

Currently Flash MX04 is able to render Unicode text properly with system fonts, but when we […]

By |February 3rd, 2005|Blog, Bug, Flash MX|0 Comments

New RIA Interface for my blog.

Quick Blog Viewer v3 is a Flash based RIA for my blog. Now you can keep track of the posts easily, find out what is new since your last visit, flag your favorite posts.

It’s interface should explain how. Check it out at blog/quickview

Don’t forget to right click on the grid after selecting […]

By |January 26th, 2005|Blog, Demo, Flash MX|0 Comments