Re: [Flashcoders] How to smooth bitmap?

2009-04-17 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

You could try this one.
This is an imageLoader class that smooths dynamic images.
Dont know about the whole security issue though.
This loads the initial image into a MC, then deletes it, then draws  
the bitmap into another MC.

GL

By martijndevisser.




Karl DeSaulniers
Design Drumm
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On Apr 17, 2009, at 12:36 AM, Pavel Repkin wrote:


Yes, I can, it does not work either :-(

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Anthony Pace  
anthony.p...@utoronto.cawrote:



Can you put the bitmap inside a movie clip, and get pixel data from a
parent to make a new bitmapdata object?

It seems like that would enable you to get around that problem;  
yet, again,
I haven't played with this, nor do I have time to unfortunately,  
so I am not

sure.


Pavel Repkin wrote:


Thanks, I've already written this code by myself.

Unfortunately, it does not work because of security issues.
You are not allowed to use BitmapData.draw to retrieve pixels  
containing

media from a domain other than your own.


On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 8:34 PM, Ian Thomas i...@eirias.net wrote:




Alternatively, just copy the bitmap and smooth it:

http://code.awenmedia.com/node/27

HTH,
  Ian

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Pavel Repkin  
pavel.rep...@gmail.com

wrote:



Hey!

I have a bitmap image loaded from external site (Facebook user  
avatar).
Its size is 50x50 pixels and it looks very pixelated when the  
Flash

Stage
size changes.
The image would look much better if it was smoothed.

But, smoothing does not work for images loaded from external  
domains.

MovieClip.forceSmoothing = true just does not work.
However if the image resides on the same server as the script,  
smoothing

works like a charm.

Do you know how can I smooth the bitmap?
Is it possible?

AS 2.0, FP 9.0

Pasha.
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Re: [Flashcoders] Smart Preloading

2009-04-17 Thread Dennis - I Sioux

Hey Allandt,

Thanks for your reply.

I already found that one.. it was linked to from the earlier mentioned 
Greensock.

Seems like that one can't load mc's from the library aswell..

I actually want to switch of the load before 1st .. and when entering a 
new level.. load the level clips..(if not already loaded).


The UILoader mentions that it can load mc's aswell (at the source 
property).. but there isn't any example on how to do it.. and the logical 
ways aren't working.


Thanks


- Original Message - 
From: allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com) alla...@gmail.com

To: Flash Coders List flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 5:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Smart Preloading


there is something called bulkloader that i've seen used a few times but 
it

might be a little surplus to requirements

On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 3:56 PM, Glen Pike 
g...@engineeredarts.co.ukwrote:



Sorry, it's a SWF preloader.  As for preloading clips in the library,
that's not what it's for..


Glen

Dennis - I Sioux wrote:


Hey Glen,

Greensock isn't for preloading movieclips right?
The swf's own movieclips in his library..

Or has it got an option for that?

- Original Message - From: Glen Pike 
g...@engineeredarts.co.uk


To: Flash Coders List flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com
Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 4:03 PM
Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Smart Preloading


 Hi,


  There are a couple of sequential preloaders out there on the web - I
think greensock did on, but not 100% sure.

  It's possible that you can use these preload a list of movie clips in
the background.  I wrote my own before finding queuing loader before 
seeing
the others, so I don't know if they implement the same functionality: 
to
interrupt the preloading queue when a specific level is requested and 
put
the loading of that to the front of the queue.  If you are not stopping 
the
things caching in the browser, you might take a small hit re-loading 
the

required level if it has not reloaded, but that is all.

  HTH a bit

  Glen


Dennis - I Sioux wrote:


Hey,

Tried to use a UILoader to check the bytes loaded of a single
movieclip(in the library).. but this isn't working.
Has anyone got a suggestion to check the loaded bytes of an mc?

Thought the LoaderInfo only reffers to the mc's owner.

Goal is to preload each game level seperately when it is needed.(if it
hasn't loaded while playing the previous level yet).

With kind regards,

Dennis
Isioux
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Re: [Flashcoders] How to smooth bitmap?

2009-04-17 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

I am sorry I forgot I can not post files to the list.
my apologies, I am new to the list... :D

Here is the code. Make an .as file with this in it:

//-- Start Code

import flash.display.BitmapData;

/**
 * Class to load images with that will be automatically smoothed,  
workaround for the Flash Player 8 non smoothing 'feature' for loaded  
images

 * @author Martijn de Visser
 * @usage
 * 1. var loader:ImageLoader = new ImageLoader(this);
 * 2. loader.loadImage( “some_image.jpg”, some_mc );
 */
class com.martijndevisser.ImageLoader {

private var mLoader:MovieClipLoader;

public function ImageLoader(targetMc:MovieClip) {
targetMc.mcLoader = new MovieClipLoader();
mLoader = targetMc.mcLoader;
addListener(this);
}
/**
 * Pass along any events from internally used MovieClipLoader
 */
public function addListener(inListener:Object) {

mLoader.addListener(inListener);
}
public function removeListener(inListener:Object) {

mLoader.removeListener(inListener);
}
/**
 * Triggered by MovieClipLoader
 */
private function onLoadInit(inTarget:MovieClip):Void {

// create new BitMap data object and
// draw the loaded bitmap in new bitmap
		var bitmap:BitmapData = new BitmapData(inTarget._width,  
inTarget._height, true, 0x00);

bitmap.draw(inTarget);

// create a new movieclip to display the bitmap with
var parent:MovieClip = inTarget._parent;
		var img:MovieClip = parent.createEmptyMovieClip 
(imageloader_smooth_mc, parent.getNextHighestDepth());


// remove original bitmap
inTarget.unloadMovie();
inTarget.removeMovieClip();
delete inTarget;

// draw BitMap in new clip, using the 'smoothing' flag
img.attachBitmap(bitmap,img.getNextHighestDepth(),auto,true);
}
/**
 * Starts loading an image.
 */
var mProgress:Number;
public function loadImage(inImage:String, inTarget:MovieClip):Void {

// create mc to load bitmap in
		var raw:MovieClip = inTarget.createEmptyMovieClip 
(imageloader_raw_mc, inTarget.getNextHighestDepth());


// start loader
mLoader.loadClip(inImage,raw);
}
/**
 * @return Package and class name
 */
public function toString():String {
return ImageLoader;
}
}

//- End of code

Karl DeSaulniers
Design Drumm
http://designdrumm.com

On Apr 17, 2009, at 1:41 AM, Karl DeSaulniers wrote:


You could try this one.
This is an imageLoader class that smooths dynamic images.
Dont know about the whole security issue though.
This loads the initial image into a MC, then deletes it, then draws  
the bitmap into another MC.

GL

By martijndevisser.



Karl DeSaulniers
Design Drumm
http://designdrumm.com



On Apr 17, 2009, at 12:36 AM, Pavel Repkin wrote:


Yes, I can, it does not work either :-(

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Anthony Pace  
anthony.p...@utoronto.cawrote:


Can you put the bitmap inside a movie clip, and get pixel data  
from a

parent to make a new bitmapdata object?

It seems like that would enable you to get around that problem;  
yet, again,
I haven't played with this, nor do I have time to unfortunately,  
so I am not

sure.


Pavel Repkin wrote:


Thanks, I've already written this code by myself.

Unfortunately, it does not work because of security issues.
You are not allowed to use BitmapData.draw to retrieve pixels  
containing

media from a domain other than your own.


On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 8:34 PM, Ian Thomas i...@eirias.net wrote:




Alternatively, just copy the bitmap and smooth it:

http://code.awenmedia.com/node/27

HTH,
  Ian

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Pavel Repkin  
pavel.rep...@gmail.com

wrote:



Hey!

I have a bitmap image loaded from external site (Facebook user  
avatar).
Its size is 50x50 pixels and it looks very pixelated when the  
Flash

Stage
size changes.
The image would look much better if it was smoothed.

But, smoothing does not work for images loaded from external  
domains.

MovieClip.forceSmoothing = true just does not work.
However if the image resides on the same server as the script,  
smoothing

works like a charm.

Do you know how can I smooth the bitmap?
Is it possible?

AS 2.0, FP 9.0

Pasha.
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Re: [Flashcoders] Just a quick one

2009-04-17 Thread Ian Thomas
myLoader.contentLoaderInfo.width
myLoader.contentLoaderInfo.height


HTH,
   Ian

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 6:09 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com wrote:
 Hello all,
 Quick question.
 I am using a loader class to load some preview images and I am trying to
 make a couple of variables eq the width and heigth of the preview once the
 class is done actually loading the image. I am running into a snag with the
 variables eq the holder MCs width and height after the image loads and not
 the loaded images wh.

 What is the best way to get actual loaded images wh and not the holder MCs
 wh?

 Thanks for any help

 Karl

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Re: [Flashcoders] Just a quick one

2009-04-17 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

That looked like it was going to work.
Thanks for your response.
It just told me there was no property called contentLoaderInfo in my  
class file.


Karl DeSaulniers
Design Drumm
http://designdrumm.com

On Apr 17, 2009, at 3:21 AM, Ian Thomas wrote:


myLoader.contentLoaderInfo.width
myLoader.contentLoaderInfo.height


HTH,
   Ian

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 6:09 AM, Karl DeSaulniers  
k...@designdrumm.com wrote:

Hello all,
Quick question.
I am using a loader class to load some preview images and I am  
trying to
make a couple of variables eq the width and heigth of the preview  
once the
class is done actually loading the image. I am running into a snag  
with the
variables eq the holder MCs width and height after the image loads  
and not

the loaded images wh.

What is the best way to get actual loaded images wh and not the  
holder MCs

wh?

Thanks for any help

Karl

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RE: [Flashcoders] Best Tutorial Sites?

2009-04-17 Thread Cor
www.focusonflash.com


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[mailto:flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of Anthony Pace
Sent: donderdag 16 april 2009 22:57
To: Flash Coders List
Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Best Tutorial Sites?

http://www.8bitrocket.com/



Glen Pike wrote:
 gotoandlearn.com

 adobe's devnet site
 http://www.adobe.com/devnet/

 kirupa.com

 sephiroth.it

 are a few ones I use quite a bit.

 Aurek Brillowski wrote:
 Re-acquainting myself to Flash.  Left off around v6 or the first MX.  
 Can you possibly direct me to your favorite Flash cookbook tutorial 
 sites these days?  Some of the old standbys appear rather antiquated 
 and unused.
 I think I have the basic usage of the tool down.  I just feel I'm 
 spending a lot of time reinventing the wheel here.  I've started a 
 pretty good web search but I'm sure a few of you will have a few good 
 sites that could help me separate the wheat from the chaff.

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Re: [Flashcoders] Best Tutorial Sites?

2009-04-17 Thread allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com)
Glen Pike wrote:
 gotoandlearn.com


3

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 10:59 AM, Cor c...@chello.nl wrote:

 www.focusonflash.com


 -Original Message-
 From: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com
 [mailto:flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of Anthony
 Pace
 Sent: donderdag 16 april 2009 22:57
 To: Flash Coders List
 Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Best Tutorial Sites?

 http://www.8bitrocket.com/



 Glen Pike wrote:
  gotoandlearn.com
 
  adobe's devnet site
  http://www.adobe.com/devnet/
 
  kirupa.com
 
  sephiroth.it
 
  are a few ones I use quite a bit.
 
  Aurek Brillowski wrote:
  Re-acquainting myself to Flash.  Left off around v6 or the first MX.
  Can you possibly direct me to your favorite Flash cookbook tutorial
  sites these days?  Some of the old standbys appear rather antiquated
  and unused.
  I think I have the basic usage of the tool down.  I just feel I'm
  spending a lot of time reinventing the wheel here.  I've started a
  pretty good web search but I'm sure a few of you will have a few good
  sites that could help me separate the wheat from the chaff.
 
  Thanks much!
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Re: [Flashcoders] Smart Preloading

2009-04-17 Thread allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com)
i must admit, i still add internal (non-added on frame 1) assets to a frame
(after my preloader) and goto a frame after that when the xml, css, external
assets etc are all loaded. It's probably frowned upon but it works and i've
not found anything better

a

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 8:07 AM, Dennis - I Sioux den...@isioux.nl wrote:

 Hey Allandt,

 Thanks for your reply.

 I already found that one.. it was linked to from the earlier mentioned
 Greensock.
 Seems like that one can't load mc's from the library aswell..

 I actually want to switch of the load before 1st .. and when entering a
 new level.. load the level clips..(if not already loaded).

 The UILoader mentions that it can load mc's aswell (at the source
 property).. but there isn't any example on how to do it.. and the logical
 ways aren't working.

 Thanks


 - Original Message - From: allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com)
 alla...@gmail.com
 To: Flash Coders List flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com
 Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 5:42 PM

 Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Smart Preloading


  there is something called bulkloader that i've seen used a few times but
 it
 might be a little surplus to requirements

 On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 3:56 PM, Glen Pike g...@engineeredarts.co.uk
 wrote:

  Sorry, it's a SWF preloader.  As for preloading clips in the library,
 that's not what it's for..


 Glen

 Dennis - I Sioux wrote:

  Hey Glen,

 Greensock isn't for preloading movieclips right?
 The swf's own movieclips in his library..

 Or has it got an option for that?

 - Original Message - From: Glen Pike 
 g...@engineeredarts.co.uk
 
 To: Flash Coders List flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com
 Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 4:03 PM
 Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Smart Preloading


  Hi,


  There are a couple of sequential preloaders out there on the web - I
 think greensock did on, but not 100% sure.

  It's possible that you can use these preload a list of movie clips in
 the background.  I wrote my own before finding queuing loader before
 seeing
 the others, so I don't know if they implement the same functionality:
 to
 interrupt the preloading queue when a specific level is requested and
 put
 the loading of that to the front of the queue.  If you are not stopping
 the
 things caching in the browser, you might take a small hit re-loading
 the
 required level if it has not reloaded, but that is all.

  HTH a bit

  Glen


 Dennis - I Sioux wrote:

  Hey,

 Tried to use a UILoader to check the bytes loaded of a single
 movieclip(in the library).. but this isn't working.
 Has anyone got a suggestion to check the loaded bytes of an mc?

 Thought the LoaderInfo only reffers to the mc's owner.

 Goal is to preload each game level seperately when it is needed.(if it
 hasn't loaded while playing the previous level yet).

 With kind regards,

 Dennis
 Isioux
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Re: [Flashcoders] Smart Preloading

2009-04-17 Thread allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com)
or you could add everything to an external library file and load that with
your other assets



On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 12:28 PM, allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com) 
alla...@gmail.com wrote:

 i must admit, i still add internal (non-added on frame 1) assets to a frame
 (after my preloader) and goto a frame after that when the xml, css, external
 assets etc are all loaded. It's probably frowned upon but it works and i've
 not found anything better

 a


 On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 8:07 AM, Dennis - I Sioux den...@isioux.nlwrote:

 Hey Allandt,

 Thanks for your reply.

 I already found that one.. it was linked to from the earlier mentioned
 Greensock.
 Seems like that one can't load mc's from the library aswell..

 I actually want to switch of the load before 1st .. and when entering a
 new level.. load the level clips..(if not already loaded).

 The UILoader mentions that it can load mc's aswell (at the source
 property).. but there isn't any example on how to do it.. and the logical
 ways aren't working.

 Thanks


 - Original Message - From: allandt bik-elliott (
 thefieldcomic.com) alla...@gmail.com
 To: Flash Coders List flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com
 Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 5:42 PM

 Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Smart Preloading


  there is something called bulkloader that i've seen used a few times but
 it
 might be a little surplus to requirements

 On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 3:56 PM, Glen Pike g...@engineeredarts.co.uk
 wrote:

  Sorry, it's a SWF preloader.  As for preloading clips in the library,
 that's not what it's for..


 Glen

 Dennis - I Sioux wrote:

  Hey Glen,

 Greensock isn't for preloading movieclips right?
 The swf's own movieclips in his library..

 Or has it got an option for that?

 - Original Message - From: Glen Pike 
 g...@engineeredarts.co.uk
 
 To: Flash Coders List flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com
 Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2009 4:03 PM
 Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Smart Preloading


  Hi,


  There are a couple of sequential preloaders out there on the web - I
 think greensock did on, but not 100% sure.

  It's possible that you can use these preload a list of movie clips in
 the background.  I wrote my own before finding queuing loader before
 seeing
 the others, so I don't know if they implement the same functionality:
 to
 interrupt the preloading queue when a specific level is requested
 and put
 the loading of that to the front of the queue.  If you are not
 stopping the
 things caching in the browser, you might take a small hit re-loading
 the
 required level if it has not reloaded, but that is all.

  HTH a bit

  Glen


 Dennis - I Sioux wrote:

  Hey,

 Tried to use a UILoader to check the bytes loaded of a single
 movieclip(in the library).. but this isn't working.
 Has anyone got a suggestion to check the loaded bytes of an mc?

 Thought the LoaderInfo only reffers to the mc's owner.

 Goal is to preload each game level seperately when it is needed.(if
 it
 hasn't loaded while playing the previous level yet).

 With kind regards,

 Dennis
 Isioux
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[Flashcoders] Interesting problem - doesn't work without call to trace.

2009-04-17 Thread Tim Hawkins
Hi,
I've come across this a few times in my own code, but haven't seen it
mentioned online - though it's a difficult thing to google for.

In the following function, if the trace at the top is present, formData
traces a load of XML and select1 also traces a load of XML.

If I comment out the top trace, formData still traces the same pile of XML
but select1 traces null!

public function testMakeModelFilterWorks():void {

 trace();
 default xml namespace  = NAMESPACE;

var select1:XML = formData..select1[2];
trace(formData=, formData);
 trace(select1:, select1);

// etc
default xml namespace = null;
}

Any ideas? I'm getting fed up of leaving 'trace();//don't delete me' at
the top of functions.
(I don't think it's a timing thing, if I put a 10-item
increment-a-variable loop in there instead of a trace the E4X still fails.)

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[Flashcoders] Interesting problem - E4X query doesn't work without call to trace.

2009-04-17 Thread Tim Hawkins
Hi,
I've come across this a few times in my own code, but haven't seen it
mentioned online - though it's a difficult thing to google for.

In the following function, if the trace at the top is present, formData
traces a load of XML and select1 also traces a load of XML.

If I comment out the top trace, formData still traces the same pile of XML
but select1 traces null!

public function testMakeModelFilterWorks():void {

 trace();
 default xml namespace  = NAMESPACE;

var select1:XML = formData..select1[2];
trace(formData=, formData);
 trace(select1:, select1);

// etc
default xml namespace = null;
}

Any ideas? I'm getting fed up of leaving 'trace();//don't delete me' at
the top of functions.
(I don't think it's a timing thing, if I put a 10-item
increment-a-variable loop in there instead of a trace the E4X still fails.)

Oh.. Flex (3) compiler, not a flash IDE.

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[Flashcoders] formal qualifications

2009-04-17 Thread allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com)
Hey guys

I'm one of those flash coders that has come into the industry by starting as
an enthusiast while doing print for a living and realising that i had more
affinity with actionscript than many of the people i was talking to in
digital departments and going full-time but I don't have any formal
quailifications.

Do you think it's worth going back to school to get the title, even tho i've
been working in the industry as a full-time programmer for a few years now
or not? And how many of the fc'ers have formal programming/design
qualifications?

The reason I ask is the recent job listing for a senior level flash
programmer on this list that had accepted and preferred qualifications even
though a lot of the syntax that you can learn would be irrelevant within 3/4
years of starting work (tho many of the theory behind them would probably be
valid for a while)?


thanks a lot
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Re: [Flashcoders] Interesting problem - doesn't work without call to trace.

2009-04-17 Thread Matt S.
Does it make a difference if you write the trace as :

trace(formData=+formData);
trace(select1:+ select1);


On 4/17/09, Tim Hawkins tim...@googlemail.com wrote:
 Hi,
 I've come across this a few times in my own code, but haven't seen it
 mentioned online - though it's a difficult thing to google for.

 In the following function, if the trace at the top is present, formData
 traces a load of XML and select1 also traces a load of XML.

 If I comment out the top trace, formData still traces the same pile of XML
 but select1 traces null!

 public function testMakeModelFilterWorks():void {

  trace();
  default xml namespace  = NAMESPACE;

 var select1:XML = formData..select1[2];
 trace(formData=, formData);
  trace(select1:, select1);

 // etc
 default xml namespace = null;
 }

 Any ideas? I'm getting fed up of leaving 'trace();//don't delete me' at
 the top of functions.
 (I don't think it's a timing thing, if I put a 10-item
 increment-a-variable loop in there instead of a trace the E4X still fails.)

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Re: [Flashcoders] Just a quick one

2009-04-17 Thread Ashim D'Silva
If you're using Loader to load images, both wh of the image itself
and that of the Loader should be the same.
Sometime however, I do like taking out the data if I'm going to play
with it at bitmapData level.

Bitmap(loader.content).bitmapData

If you get the wh of the resulting bitmap data, that's the images
actual dimensions.

If you're loading an SWF however, I think contentLoaderInfo contains
the nominated width, height, framerate etc. All of which can change
anyway.

Ashim

The Random Lines
My online portfolio
www.therandomlines.com



2009/4/17 Ian Thomas i...@eirias.net:
 Let's try that again - perhaps I wasn't clear.

 I'm assuming - from your first email - you're using a flash.display.Loader?

 Look for the property called contentLoaderInfo on the instance of your
 Loader class.

 Documentation here:
 http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/langref/flash/display/Loader.html#contentLoaderInfo

 HTH,
  Ian


 On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com 
 wrote:
 That looked like it was going to work.
 Thanks for your response.
 It just told me there was no property called contentLoaderInfo in my class
 file.

 Karl DeSaulniers
 Design Drumm
 http://designdrumm.com

 On Apr 17, 2009, at 3:21 AM, Ian Thomas wrote:

 myLoader.contentLoaderInfo.width
 myLoader.contentLoaderInfo.height


 HTH,
   Ian

 On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 6:09 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com
 wrote:

 Hello all,
 Quick question.
 I am using a loader class to load some preview images and I am trying to
 make a couple of variables eq the width and heigth of the preview once
 the
 class is done actually loading the image. I am running into a snag with
 the
 variables eq the holder MCs width and height after the image loads and
 not
 the loaded images wh.

 What is the best way to get actual loaded images wh and not the holder
 MCs
 wh?

 Thanks for any help

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[Flashcoders] [JOB] Temporary Flex/Flash Developer (onsite only - NYC)

2009-04-17 Thread Peyman Faratin
The innovation group at Strands Inc in NYC is looking for a gifted  
Flex / Flash developer to assist us in the redesign, implementation  
and optimization of current Flex application, which can be seen here  
(in Spanish version)


http://www.actibvapredicciones.com

The position is temporary (3 to 4 weeks initially) and onsite only,  
but depending on the quality of the work may be extendable to longer  
periods and offsite. The ideal candidate will have both engineering as  
well as design experience. You will work closely with the current Flex  
developer and 3 other engineers. Responsibilities will include:


* Lead the flex / Flash design, implementation and optimization
* Develop unit-tested code in flex and flash

Requirements:

* Strong Flash and/or Flex skills (photoshop and AI skills a  
competitive advantage)
* Strong UI and information architecture design and implementation in  
flex/flash

* Scalable code

Desirable:
* 3+ years relevant web programming experience.
* Strong technical interest in latest Web 2.0 innovations
* Experience in architecting scalable web applications and patterns
* Strong OOP and component development skills
* Knowledge of Python, Django, Javascript, CSS, HTML, XML, JSON, MySQL
* Experience with rapid development and project management  
methodologies and platforms and tools

* US Citizenship or permanent resident



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RE: [Flashcoders] Just a quick one

2009-04-17 Thread Merrill, Jason
 It just told me there was no property called contentLoaderInfo in my

class file.

What Actionscript editor are you using?


Jason Merrill 

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Shared Services Solutions Development 

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RE: [Flashcoders] formal qualifications

2009-04-17 Thread Merrill, Jason
I think it all depends on what type of company you want to work for.
Some places will be looking for people with certain kinds of educational
degrees, some will not.  Since my group at Bank of America does
multimedia for learning/training purposes, we look for formalized
degrees in instructional technology in addition to their multimedia and
programming skills.  It really does help in my field.  Other places
really don't care, they just want someone who has an impressive
portfolio, skillset and a passion.  Some companies who get work by
obtaining contracts with say, other companies or the U.S. Government
will want people with degrees, especially graduate degrees because they
are in turn trying to sell their employee's skillset they are offering
if they get the work, in order to win the contract.  But take a company
that develops online games - they would probably rather have someone who
has experience developing games, mad programming skills, graphic design
skills, bow hunting skills, etc. than someone who has a formal degree in
computer science.  That said, if you were the hiring manager for a
company like Google, and you were comparing two resumes and they are
both identical in every way, programming, work experience, multimedia
community involvement, graphic design portfolio, etc. etc. and other
factors were the same and the only difference was one had a master's
degree in computer science, the candidate with the degree would have the
advantage.  

So it really depends on what kind of company/entity you want to work
for.  In many cases, you won't need it, but possessing degrees and
certifications would never of course be a negative factor.


Jason Merrill 

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RE: [Flashcoders] Best Tutorial Sites?

2009-04-17 Thread Merrill, Jason
I like the Adobe Developer Connection
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/ 

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Re: [Flashcoders] How to smooth bitmap?

2009-04-17 Thread Pavel Repkin
Because of the very very security issue I cannot use this code.
You are not allowed to use BitmapData.draw to retrieve pixels containing
media from a domain other than your own.

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.comwrote:

 You could try this one.
 This is an imageLoader class that smooths dynamic images.
 Dont know about the whole security issue though.
 This loads the initial image into a MC, then deletes it, then draws the
 bitmap into another MC.
 GL

 By martijndevisser.

 


 Karl DeSaulniers
 Design Drumm
 http://designdrumm.com




 On Apr 17, 2009, at 12:36 AM, Pavel Repkin wrote:

  Yes, I can, it does not work either :-(

 On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 7:48 PM, Anthony Pace anthony.p...@utoronto.ca
 wrote:

  Can you put the bitmap inside a movie clip, and get pixel data from a
 parent to make a new bitmapdata object?

 It seems like that would enable you to get around that problem; yet,
 again,
 I haven't played with this, nor do I have time to unfortunately, so I am
 not
 sure.


 Pavel Repkin wrote:

  Thanks, I've already written this code by myself.

 Unfortunately, it does not work because of security issues.
 You are not allowed to use BitmapData.draw to retrieve pixels containing
 media from a domain other than your own.


 On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 8:34 PM, Ian Thomas i...@eirias.net wrote:



  Alternatively, just copy the bitmap and smooth it:

 http://code.awenmedia.com/node/27

 HTH,
  Ian

 On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 3:16 PM, Pavel Repkin pavel.rep...@gmail.com
 wrote:


  Hey!

 I have a bitmap image loaded from external site (Facebook user
 avatar).
 Its size is 50x50 pixels and it looks very pixelated when the Flash
 Stage
 size changes.
 The image would look much better if it was smoothed.

 But, smoothing does not work for images loaded from external domains.
 MovieClip.forceSmoothing = true just does not work.
 However if the image resides on the same server as the script,
 smoothing
 works like a charm.

 Do you know how can I smooth the bitmap?
 Is it possible?

 AS 2.0, FP 9.0

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Re: [Flashcoders] Interesting problem - doesn't work without call to trace.

2009-04-17 Thread Glen Pike
Have you tried the toString or toXMLString for this - check the XML 
class for the proper function name...

Glen

Tim Hawkins wrote:

Hi Matt,
No, afraid not.. I actually use the select1 variable elsewhere, so it's not
just that trace which is the problem.

Thanks for the suggestion though!



2009/4/17 Matt S. mattsp...@gmail.com

  

Does it make a difference if you write the trace as :

trace(formData=+formData);
trace(select1:+ select1);


On 4/17/09, Tim Hawkins tim...@googlemail.com wrote:


Hi,
I've come across this a few times in my own code, but haven't seen it
mentioned online - though it's a difficult thing to google for.

In the following function, if the trace at the top is present, formData
traces a load of XML and select1 also traces a load of XML.

If I comment out the top trace, formData still traces the same pile of
  

XML


but select1 traces null!

public function testMakeModelFilterWorks():void {

 trace();
 default xml namespace  = NAMESPACE;

var select1:XML = formData..select1[2];
trace(formData=, formData);
 trace(select1:, select1);

// etc
default xml namespace = null;
}

Any ideas? I'm getting fed up of leaving 'trace();//don't delete me' at
the top of functions.
(I don't think it's a timing thing, if I put a 10-item
increment-a-variable loop in there instead of a trace the E4X still
  

fails.)


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Re: [Flashcoders] Interesting problem - doesn't work without call to trace.

2009-04-17 Thread Tim Hawkins
Well, it becomes a null - so if I do select1.toString() in the trace I just
get a runtime error.. And I don't want to turn the results of my query into
a string, because I need it as an XML ref.

2009/4/17 Glen Pike g...@engineeredarts.co.uk

 Have you tried the toString or toXMLString for this - check the XML class
 for the proper function name...
 Glen


 Tim Hawkins wrote:

 Hi Matt,
 No, afraid not.. I actually use the select1 variable elsewhere, so it's
 not
 just that trace which is the problem.

 Thanks for the suggestion though!



 2009/4/17 Matt S. mattsp...@gmail.com



 Does it make a difference if you write the trace as :

 trace(formData=+formData);
 trace(select1:+ select1);


 On 4/17/09, Tim Hawkins tim...@googlemail.com wrote:


 Hi,
 I've come across this a few times in my own code, but haven't seen it
 mentioned online - though it's a difficult thing to google for.

 In the following function, if the trace at the top is present, formData
 traces a load of XML and select1 also traces a load of XML.

 If I comment out the top trace, formData still traces the same pile of


 XML


 but select1 traces null!

 public function testMakeModelFilterWorks():void {

  trace();
  default xml namespace  = NAMESPACE;

 var select1:XML = formData..select1[2];
 trace(formData=, formData);
  trace(select1:, select1);

 // etc
 default xml namespace = null;
 }

 Any ideas? I'm getting fed up of leaving 'trace();//don't delete me'
 at
 the top of functions.
 (I don't think it's a timing thing, if I put a 10-item
 increment-a-variable loop in there instead of a trace the E4X still


 fails.)


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Re: [Flashcoders] Just a quick one

2009-04-17 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

Cs3

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On Apr 17, 2009, at 8:19 AM, Merrill, Jason jason.merr...@bankofamerica.com 
 wrote:



It just told me there was no property called contentLoaderInfo in my



class file.


What Actionscript editor are you using?


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[Flashcoders] AS 2.0, checking allowFullScreen inside action script

2009-04-17 Thread Pavel Repkin
Hey!

Fullscreen mode feature can be enabled/disabled with allowFullScreen
attribute of the embed/object tag.

Is it possible to know inside action script code if the fullscreen mode is
allowed .

I want to hide fullscreen button in my app if fullscreen mode is not
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Re: [Flashcoders] Just a quick one

2009-04-17 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

I am using martijndevsser ImageLoader

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On Apr 17, 2009, at 4:41 AM, Ian Thomas i...@eirias.net wrote:


Let's try that again - perhaps I wasn't clear.

I'm assuming - from your first email - you're using a  
flash.display.Loader?


Look for the property called contentLoaderInfo on the instance of your
Loader class.

Documentation here:
http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/langref/flash/display/Loader.html#contentLoaderInfo

HTH,
 Ian


On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com 
 wrote:

That looked like it was going to work.
Thanks for your response.
It just told me there was no property called contentLoaderInfo in  
my class

file.

Karl DeSaulniers
Design Drumm
http://designdrumm.com

On Apr 17, 2009, at 3:21 AM, Ian Thomas wrote:


myLoader.contentLoaderInfo.width
myLoader.contentLoaderInfo.height


HTH,
  Ian

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 6:09 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com 


wrote:


Hello all,
Quick question.
I am using a loader class to load some preview images and I am  
trying to
make a couple of variables eq the width and heigth of the preview  
once

the
class is done actually loading the image. I am running into a  
snag with

the
variables eq the holder MCs width and height after the image  
loads and

not
the loaded images wh.

What is the best way to get actual loaded images wh and not the  
holder

MCs
wh?

Thanks for any help

Karl

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Re: [Flashcoders] Just a quick one

2009-04-17 Thread Ian Thomas
Karl,

   Some more information up front would have helped - I was assuming
you were using the Loader class in AS3, whereas it looks like you're
using a third-party ImageLoader class in AS2! Really difficult to
answer the question without knowing that!

Looking at Martijn's source-code, it looks a little like you're
loading the image into a MovieClip that you've already created with a
specific width and height, which is causing your problem. I'd try
loading the image into a blank MovieClip instead (e.g. via
createEmptyMovieClip(), or just into something on the timeline with no
content).

Ian

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com wrote:
 I am using martijndevsser ImageLoader

 Sent from losPhone

 On Apr 17, 2009, at 4:41 AM, Ian Thomas i...@eirias.net wrote:

 Let's try that again - perhaps I wasn't clear.

 I'm assuming - from your first email - you're using a
 flash.display.Loader?

 Look for the property called contentLoaderInfo on the instance of your
 Loader class.

 Documentation here:

 http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/langref/flash/display/Loader.html#contentLoaderInfo

 HTH,
  Ian


 On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com
 wrote:

 That looked like it was going to work.
 Thanks for your response.
 It just told me there was no property called contentLoaderInfo in my
 class
 file.

 Karl DeSaulniers
 Design Drumm
 http://designdrumm.com

 On Apr 17, 2009, at 3:21 AM, Ian Thomas wrote:

 myLoader.contentLoaderInfo.width
 myLoader.contentLoaderInfo.height


 HTH,
  Ian

 On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 6:09 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com
 wrote:

 Hello all,
 Quick question.
 I am using a loader class to load some preview images and I am trying
 to
 make a couple of variables eq the width and heigth of the preview once
 the
 class is done actually loading the image. I am running into a snag with
 the
 variables eq the holder MCs width and height after the image loads and
 not
 the loaded images wh.

 What is the best way to get actual loaded images wh and not the holder
 MCs
 wh?

 Thanks for any help

 Karl

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Re: [Flashcoders] formal qualifications

2009-04-17 Thread Pedro Kostelec
So it really depends on what kind of company/entity you want to work
for.  In many cases, you won't need it, but possessing degrees and
certifications would never of course be a negative factor.
The could never be a negative factor is country related. I
most countries it is true, but in some (e.g. Slovenia) the salary is related
to the degree and if they don't really need someone with a high degree, they
will rather employ the one with the lower degree.


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Re: [Flashcoders] Favorite Flex book?

2009-04-17 Thread Charles Parcell
heh  yeah your thread got hijacked.

Charles P.


On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 12:38 PM, Todd Kerpelman t...@kerp.net wrote:

 By the way, in case anybody was wondering, I ended up picking up the
 O'Reilly Flex Cookbook over the Training From the Source one, primarily
 because the O'Reilly site had a very simple Buy the PDF option. (It's a
 little easier to read and code on the train if I can just have everything
 on
 my laptop.) Somebody oughta tell these Adobe folks about this .pdf format
 I've been hearing so much about. I bet they'd like it!

 --T


 On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 2:29 AM, Paul Andrews p...@ipauland.com wrote:

  I think one of the things that will determine whether you like Flex
  training from the source, is whether you want a book you can just read
 and
  later pick up and thumb through a section. Flex training from the source
 is
  arranged more as a series of hands-on exercises where the reader is told
 how
  to follow through on a computer and any discussion is based on the
 practical
  work done. It's not so much a Pick me up and dip into me type of book
  because so much of the content is centred around actively sitting at a
  computer doing the exercises. It would make a poor reference but is
 strong
  at hands-on. Very much a doing book.
 
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RE: [Flashcoders] Just a quick one

2009-04-17 Thread Merrill, Jason
 It just told me there was no property called contentLoaderInfo in my

 class file.

 What Actionscript editor are you using?

 Cs3

That could be why. I would recommend you switch coding over to an editor
with better code hinting and other capabilities like the FlashDevleop,
which is a free download, and the best free Actionscript editor for
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RE: [Flashcoders] Favorite Flex book?

2009-04-17 Thread Merrill, Jason
 By the way, in case anybody was wondering, I ended up picking up the
O'Reilly Flex Cookbook
 heh  yeah your thread got hijacked.

Heh, yeah sorry Todd.  

And by the way, in case anyone was wondering, Dave Watts spend a lot of
time with me off list helping me get my copy of Flexbuilder 3 working
again.  Turns out there were two causes to the memory problem.  The
magic solution was to change the xms setting in my flexbuilder.ini file
to 256 instead of 1024 and also upgrade the Java runtime Flexbuilder
uses from 1.5 to 1.6.  

Hope that helps somebody.


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Re: [Flashcoders] Just a quick one

2009-04-17 Thread Karl DeSaulniers
Sry about the up front info. I have tried using a blank movieClip, but  
it still doesn't work. The issue I think is that the class creates an  
MC called raw to load the bitmap data and then deletes it to create  
img where it draws the bitmap for smoothing. Some where between, I  
am not getting the wh of img


Sent from losPhone

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Karl,

  Some more information up front would have helped - I was assuming
you were using the Loader class in AS3, whereas it looks like you're
using a third-party ImageLoader class in AS2! Really difficult to
answer the question without knowing that!

Looking at Martijn's source-code, it looks a little like you're
loading the image into a MovieClip that you've already created with a
specific width and height, which is causing your problem. I'd try
loading the image into a blank MovieClip instead (e.g. via
createEmptyMovieClip(), or just into something on the timeline with no
content).

Ian

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com 
 wrote:

I am using martijndevsser ImageLoader

Sent from losPhone

On Apr 17, 2009, at 4:41 AM, Ian Thomas i...@eirias.net wrote:


Let's try that again - perhaps I wasn't clear.

I'm assuming - from your first email - you're using a
flash.display.Loader?

Look for the property called contentLoaderInfo on the instance of  
your

Loader class.

Documentation here:

http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/langref/flash/display/Loader.html#contentLoaderInfo

HTH,
 Ian


On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com 


wrote:


That looked like it was going to work.
Thanks for your response.
It just told me there was no property called contentLoaderInfo in  
my

class
file.

Karl DeSaulniers
Design Drumm
http://designdrumm.com

On Apr 17, 2009, at 3:21 AM, Ian Thomas wrote:


myLoader.contentLoaderInfo.width
myLoader.contentLoaderInfo.height


HTH,
 Ian

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 6:09 AM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.com 


wrote:


Hello all,
Quick question.
I am using a loader class to load some preview images and I am  
trying

to
make a couple of variables eq the width and heigth of the  
preview once

the
class is done actually loading the image. I am running into a  
snag with

the
variables eq the holder MCs width and height after the image  
loads and

not
the loaded images wh.

What is the best way to get actual loaded images wh and not  
the holder

MCs
wh?

Thanks for any help

Karl

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[Flashcoders] [Flash eLearning] Introduction of a self-made programmer

2009-04-17 Thread Guillaume Malartre
Well Hi!

I've been developing eLearning application for 5 years now (rigth after
finishing my Electronical Conception degrees). I joined my brother in a
startup company named Scolab and all we do 365 days a years is develop
educational applications/exercises distributed through our platform. I
invite you to take a look at my uncomplete folio
http://www.gmalartre.comand at my geeky
blog http://gmalartre.blogspot.com.

If somehow you want a more indeep look at what I/we
http://www.scolab.comdo, just mail me!

Merci,
Guillaume

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Re: [Flashcoders] LoadVariables - Pipe character is being URL Encoded?

2009-04-17 Thread Benjamin Wolsey
Am Freitag, den 17.04.2009, 12:58 -0400 schrieb Lou Klepner:
 ?values=1|2|3
 
 When I call it using LoadVariables, the pipe symbol is being URL- 
 encoded, and the web-service ends up receiving this request -
 
 ?values=1%7c2%7c3
 
 Unfortunately the webservice is outside my control and I can't url- 
 decode its input. Is there anyway to prevent LoadVariables from  
 altering the pipe symbol?
 

Do you mean LoadVars or MovieClip.loadVariables?

If LoadVars, then yes, but it isn't very nice. LoadVars.send() probably
calls LoadVars.toString(), which definitely calls _global.escape().
Redefine _global.escape:

_global.escape = function(str) { return str; };

And when you call LoadVars.send(), the string won't be encoded
(at all), and neither will anything else unless you restore it to what
it was.

A similar thing likely applies to MovieClip.loadVariables.

Of course, a better way would be to fix the server.

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Re: [Flashcoders] LoadVariables - Pipe character is being URL Encoded?

2009-04-17 Thread Lou Klepner

Thanks Ben - Its nice to know whats happening behind the scenes.

Good point about fixing the web server - I've managed to convince the  
vendor they should clean up their web service, so the pipe character,  
which is encoded as %7c, is now being properly recognized - woo!


Thanks again!

Lou

On Apr 17, 2009, at 2:12 PM, Benjamin Wolsey wrote:


Am Freitag, den 17.04.2009, 12:58 -0400 schrieb Lou Klepner:

?values=1|2|3

When I call it using LoadVariables, the pipe symbol is being URL-
encoded, and the web-service ends up receiving this request -

?values=1%7c2%7c3

Unfortunately the webservice is outside my control and I can't url-
decode its input. Is there anyway to prevent LoadVariables from
altering the pipe symbol?



Do you mean LoadVars or MovieClip.loadVariables?

If LoadVars, then yes, but it isn't very nice. LoadVars.send()  
probably

calls LoadVars.toString(), which definitely calls _global.escape().
Redefine _global.escape:

_global.escape = function(str) { return str; };

And when you call LoadVars.send(), the string won't be encoded
(at all), and neither will anything else unless you restore it to what
it was.

A similar thing likely applies to MovieClip.loadVariables.

Of course, a better way would be to fix the server.

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[Flashcoders] flickr api as3

2009-04-17 Thread Preston Parris
Does anyone have a good example of loading thumbnails from flickr, and then
once you click on that thumbnail, loading a larger version of the picture
from flickr still in the flash. Everything i have found links to the flickr
page after showing the thumbnails.

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[Flashcoders] ShareThis issue..

2009-04-17 Thread artur

is there a way to dynamically set the Title or Content data for ShareThis?


*ActionScript*

*private* *function* onClick():*void*

{

ExternalInterface.call (*ShareThis_set,”Title”*);

ExternalInterface.call (*ShareThis_share*);

}

*JavaScript*

var ShareObj = SHARETHIS.addEntry({ }, {button:false, popup:true});


function ShareThis_set(value)

{

ShareObj.properties.title = value;

}

function ShareThis_share()

{

ShareObj.popup();

}

I am setting the title property from ActionScript calling the 
ShareThis_set function and passing “Title”.

This property is set (I tested it).
But, when I popup the shareThis window, that property is empty (I see 
this when I receive the e-mail).

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Re: [Flashcoders] flickr api as3

2009-04-17 Thread Steven Sacks

http://tinyurl.com/d67kuy


On Apr 17, 2009, at 1:02 PM, Preston Parris wrote:

Does anyone have a good example of loading thumbnails from flickr,  
and then
once you click on that thumbnail, loading a larger version of the  
picture
from flickr still in the flash. Everything i have found links to the  
flickr

page after showing the thumbnails.

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Re: [Flashcoders] Interesting problem - doesn't work without call to trace.

2009-04-17 Thread Taka Kojima
Hey Tim,

I have run into this before as well, with both ActionScript and using
alert() in JavaScript.

What I concluded was that the trace/alert basically adds a small pause
or causes something to happen (i.e. skip a frame or something of the
sort) so that the code below it works.

I may be totally wrong and this may sound crazy and stupid, but
whenever I did something like take the trace out and put the rest of
the code into a COMPLETE event for a timer, or had the code run on the
next frame with an onEnterFrame, it started working.

I know you say you don't think its a timing issue, but instead of the
loop try doing a Timer and see if that solves it.




On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 9:09 AM, Tim Hawkins tim...@googlemail.com wrote:
 Well, it becomes a null - so if I do select1.toString() in the trace I just
 get a runtime error.. And I don't want to turn the results of my query into
 a string, because I need it as an XML ref.

 2009/4/17 Glen Pike g...@engineeredarts.co.uk

 Have you tried the toString or toXMLString for this - check the XML class
 for the proper function name...
 Glen


 Tim Hawkins wrote:

 Hi Matt,
 No, afraid not.. I actually use the select1 variable elsewhere, so it's
 not
 just that trace which is the problem.

 Thanks for the suggestion though!



 2009/4/17 Matt S. mattsp...@gmail.com



 Does it make a difference if you write the trace as :

 trace(formData=+formData);
 trace(select1:+ select1);


 On 4/17/09, Tim Hawkins tim...@googlemail.com wrote:


 Hi,
 I've come across this a few times in my own code, but haven't seen it
 mentioned online - though it's a difficult thing to google for.

 In the following function, if the trace at the top is present, formData
 traces a load of XML and select1 also traces a load of XML.

 If I comment out the top trace, formData still traces the same pile of


 XML


 but select1 traces null!

 public function testMakeModelFilterWorks():void {

  trace();
  default xml namespace  = NAMESPACE;

 var select1:XML = formData..select1[2];
 trace(formData=, formData);
  trace(select1:, select1);

 // etc
 default xml namespace = null;
 }

 Any ideas? I'm getting fed up of leaving 'trace();//don't delete me'
 at
 the top of functions.
 (I don't think it's a timing thing, if I put a 10-item
 increment-a-variable loop in there instead of a trace the E4X still


 fails.)


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Re: [Flashcoders] Just a quick one

2009-04-17 Thread Karl DeSaulniers

What about sepy? I'm on a mac.

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On Apr 17, 2009, at 12:29 PM, Merrill, Jason jason.merr...@bankofamerica.com 
 wrote:


It just told me there was no property called contentLoaderInfo in  
my



class file.


What Actionscript editor are you using?



Cs3


That could be why. I would recommend you switch coding over to an  
editor

with better code hinting and other capabilities like the FlashDevleop,
which is a free download, and the best free Actionscript editor for
Windows out there.


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Re: [Flashcoders] How much bytes ActionScript classes take in SWF?

2009-04-17 Thread Pavel Repkin
Yes, but does not display how much does packages or individual classes take.
Just tells how much ActionScript code takes.

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 2:55 PM, Glen Pike g...@engineeredarts.co.ukwrote:

 Sorry, misread your email and jumped the gun - the size report should tell
 you how big your classes are though...


 Pavel Repkin wrote:

 There are 500 KB of ActionScript code in our project (according to Flash
 size-report)
 That is a lot.
 I want to find the classes (packages) that take most space.
 And then to optimize them.
 And throw away classes that were linked by a mistake.

 So I want to find out how much space take individual classes and packages
 in
 the swf.

 Do you know a tool that can help me?
 Ideally the app should display class tree with size in KB beside each
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Re: [Flashcoders] How much bytes ActionScript classes take in SWF?

2009-04-17 Thread Pavel Repkin
Thanks, Juan, this is exactly what I'm looking for!
Does flex compiler work with ActionScript 2.0?
I forgot to mention that we are working with 2.0.

On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 5:40 PM, Juan Pablo Califano 
califa010.flashcod...@gmail.com wrote:

 PS: a couple of notes since my last message could be misleading:

 1) By easy to compile I didn't mean that the result of using the SDK
 compiler will produce the same swf. I just mean it could be a good way to
 check what classes are included.

 2) Any code in the fla will not be included, of course. If you create a ref
 to some class only in timeline code, it will not be included in the swf
 compiled with the sdk



 2009/4/15, Juan Pablo Califano califa010.flashcod...@gmail.com:
 
  If you have a document class in place, it should be easy to compile your
  project with the flex SDK compiler. You could compile on the command
 line,
  which is not too hard or try some IDE like Flashdevelop (if you're on
  windows), where setting up a project is pretty stright forward.
 
  The extra compiler argument you need is -link-report
  size-report.xml. This will generate an xml detailed information about
 all
  compiled classes, theirs dependencies, and the optimized and unoptimized
  size. You could then parse this xml and create your own report as you
  like.
 
  Cheers
  Juan Pablo Califano
 
 
  2009/4/15, Pavel Repkin pavel.rep...@gmail.com:
 
  There are 500 KB of ActionScript code in our project (according to Flash
  size-report)
  That is a lot.
  I want to find the classes (packages) that take most space.
  And then to optimize them.
  And throw away classes that were linked by a mistake.
 
  So I want to find out how much space take individual classes and
 packages
  in
  the swf.
 
  Do you know a tool that can help me?
  Ideally the app should display class tree with size in KB beside each
  node.
 
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