Re: [Flashcoders] Fun with focus, tabbing and IE

2011-02-05 Thread Jer Brand
Hey Jens, have you seen this? http://blogs.adobe.com/accessibility/2009/04/firefox_focus_and_actual_links.html Jer On Fri, Feb 4, 2011 at 11:41 AM, Jens Struwe j...@struwe.net wrote: Hello, I was about to create a focus handling for an application when I discovered the SWF parameter

[Flashcoders] Catch / Error Trap 404 in Chrome?

2010-10-18 Thread Jer Brand
It's probably something stupid, but my Google-foo that's failing me: Working with a flash.display.Loader and intentionally passing in a url that's invalid so I can trap 404's. I'm working in Firefox, chrome and IE6, and FF and IE recover from the 404 (FF doing console traces that bear out what's

Re: [Flashcoders] FLV Conversion

2010-09-02 Thread Jer Brand
Can't say best, but media coder works (you want the full version). http://www.mediacoderhq.com/ There's also a FLV Extract that will let you extract the audio and video from an FLV, if that helps. http://www.videohelp.com/tools/FLV_Extract Jer On Thu, Sep 2, 2010 at 5:55 PM, William Chadwick

Re: [Flashcoders] Flex generative art???

2010-06-11 Thread Jer Brand
It might not be a horrible idea to create two projects: A Flex UI that loads the canvas .swf built as an ActionScript project (either in Flash or Flex). You just need to reference swfLoaderInstance.content (or swfLoaderInstance.content['movieClipInstanceName'] if it's a child) and you have your

Re: [Flashcoders] Flex generative art???

2010-06-10 Thread Jer Brand
Flex is for RIA's and helps you with layouts and common controls and doesn't really provide anything useful for generating art with either vectors or drawing to a sprite. With the framework itself bulking up the size of your swf and consuming additional resources, it's not really a good thing.

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: PDFs, HTML5 and iPads

2010-05-11 Thread Jer Brand
Assuming you're talking about the iTunes plug-in, there's not a whole lot they can do about .Net software running on a Windows computer, spare alter how iTunes does it's thing. It wouldn't surprise me to learn (from reading the FAQ) that they've had to alter the software a few times to keep up

Re: [Flashcoders] Apple developing flash-like alternative

2010-05-10 Thread Jer Brand
Don't remember seeing this linked up this weekend. Not a flash replacement, just another JS lib with cocoa-like syntax: http://ajaxian.com/archives/gianduia Jer ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] One Video, multiple Audio tracks?

2010-05-07 Thread Jer Brand
Not sure if it'll help, but they're doing something similar in this player -- using a second audio track for audio descriptions. I'm guessing it's using Gerry's suggestion above: additional audio files synced with the main movie. Was thinking it might be useful to see how they've got 2 audio

Re: [Flashcoders] letter from Steve Jobs on Flash

2010-04-30 Thread Jer Brand
He talks about Flash being yesterday's tech, but that statement makes me wonder if he's ever coded in Objective-C. LOL! Okay, that got me. I'm glad someone else sees Objective-C for the mess it is. Thanks for that. ___ Flashcoders mailing list

Re: [Flashcoders] letter from Steve Jobs on Flash

2010-04-30 Thread Jer Brand
Not to drag out this conversation, but I think Apple doing this is a good thing in the end, probably for both companies. If you've been following the Adobe people on twitter, you see their talk has gone from iPhone, iPhone iPhone to Android, Android, Android (with a little iPhone hate mixed in).

Re: [Flashcoders] iPhone viable solutions???

2010-04-30 Thread Jer Brand
http://code.google.com/p/quake2-gwt-port/wiki/BuildingAndRunning On Fri, Apr 30, 2010 at 1:53 PM, Karl DeSaulniers k...@designdrumm.comwrote: Well if they can do this.. http://code.google.com/p/quake2-gwt-port/ I am thinking that HTML 5 could run flash without a plugin possibly On Apr

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash and iThingammybob

2010-04-20 Thread Jer Brand
There is an enterprise version of the SDK that allows app distribution via your own servers (effectively replacing the app store). We looked at this for a state agency wanting to distribute apps to their employees. http://developer.apple.com/programs/iphone/enterprise/ The Ad Hoc distribution of

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash and iThingammybob

2010-04-20 Thread Jer Brand
The Testing install on a provisioned device is also time limited. ( I bring this up because my touch just informed me I had 30 days before my Client's app provision expired ). Jer On 20/04/2010 15:31, allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com) wrote: sure but you can compile to your own handset

Re: [Flashcoders] @#$% New iPhone Developer Agreemen t Bans the Use of Adobe’s Flash-to-iPhone Compiler

2010-04-12 Thread Jer Brand
I apologize in advance for perpetuating this thread. I just can't seem to do the right thing and simply shut up. Wasn't part of the promise of the SDK that it would be open? That one day we'd be building apps in Python or C# or whatever language we wanted? When you get right down to it, isn't

Re: [Flashcoders] bubbling listening

2010-03-17 Thread Jer Brand
(feel free to shoot me if this is a bad idea) Cheat. Assuming EventDispatcher is a custom class and you're using AS3, create a method within EventDispatcher to add Singleton as an event listener to CustomSprite. Something like public function myAddCustomSpriteListener(eventName:String,

[Flashcoders] Tabbing in SWF Vanished! Bug?

2010-03-16 Thread Jer Brand
I have some streaming .flv videos online using the default FLVPlayer skins that have been up for months -- long enough for me to forget about the projects. This week I pulled one up to show someone on the team and noticed I could not tab to the controls in the swf, nor activate the swf itself via

[Flashcoders] Class Property vs. Static Property?

2010-02-23 Thread Jer Brand
This feels like a really stupid question, but it's stuck in my head: http://gskinner.com/talks/quickNL/#44 On that slide (slide 44) he references access speed for Literal, Local, Instance, Static and Class properties. Apparently my OOP terminology is bleeding together here, but what's the

Re: [Flashcoders] TextField width bizarrenesss

2010-02-16 Thread Jer Brand
StupuidQuestionSoPleaseDon'tHitMeI'mTryingToHelpEvenThoughThisIsLame... Has there been a scaleX applied to any of the items (_bg, _text, this). That's the only way I could reproduce your results. Jer ___ Flashcoders mailing list

Re: [Flashcoders] TextField width bizarrenesss

2010-02-16 Thread Jer Brand
Yeah, I tried different ways of scaling the mc's in the IDE and couldn't reproduce the results -- scaling in the IDE is just adjusting width/height not scalex/y. Nother stupid question, but this is a MovieClip instance type or an actual Button instance type? I assumed MC, just because I haven't

Re: [Flashcoders] import documents into flash

2010-02-15 Thread Jer Brand
My gut says that this is not the greatest idea, however, I had to do something like this for a course once and ended up creating what is basically a FlashPaper loader. Here's a link to some code for resolving the issues with loading FlashPaper documents in Flex that'll likely be useful.

Re: [Flashcoders] Loading content from and sending comments to Wordpress from Flash

2010-02-15 Thread Jer Brand
Not sure if it's too late for you to start this but, you might look into using xmlrpc to manage your WordPress instance. There's quite a bit of existing code out there for doing this, and you could start here http://osflash.org/xmlrpcflash with a working xmlrpc flash client. I mention this

Re: [Flashcoders] E4X, it's just not my day.

2010-02-05 Thread Jer Brand
Just checking but, you did notice your XML isn't valid, right (this is just an contrived example?)? artistBio f=Peter s=Agrafiotisan artist/artist terminating tag should be /artistBio Jer ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] E4X, it's just not my day.

2010-02-05 Thread Jer Brand
Fixing that, your code works (I just added explicit var types). var artData:XML = new XML(art bios artistBio f=Peter s=Agrafiotisan artist/artistBio artistBio f=Larry s=DenningHe

Re: [Flashcoders] and now..CLIENT now hates Flash

2010-02-04 Thread Jer Brand
I've been dipping my toes in to both iPhone and Android dev. I think people find the iPhone interface more polished and that translates, for them, to intuitive -- it's consistency, and it is a good thing that has made the iPhone very successful. I want consistency in my DVR, TV, component

Re: [Flashcoders] making a repeating effect

2010-02-04 Thread Jer Brand
Completely un-helpful for your code, but you could also give HYPE a whirl. Have been having a blast playing with it lately. I think the above task is one of the examples. http://hype.joshuadavis.com/ ___ Flashcoders mailing list

Re: [Flashcoders] E4X question

2010-02-03 Thread Jer Brand
Give this a try -- worked for me : ) var x:XML = new XML(allp id='1'sdog/s/pp id='2'scat/s/pp id='3'sbird/s/pp id='4'sdog/s/pp//all) ; var animal:String = dog ; var list:XMLList = x.p.(child('s').text()[0] == animal) ; trace(list.toXMLString()) // traces... p id=1 sdog/s /p p id=4 sdog/s

Re: [Flashcoders] Joining XMLList elements

2010-02-03 Thread Jer Brand
Yeah, list.children() is an XMLList which doesn't have a join method. A loop looks like your best bet. Off the wall suggestion: If you're just adding this to a HTML enabled text field (or some other HTML enabled container), you might change your tag's to p/p rather than chat0.../chat0 and add the

Re: [Flashcoders] and now..CLIENT now hates Flash

2010-02-03 Thread Jer Brand
Lurker chiming in (I'm talkative today...) In the end, I believe this will completely blow over, with very little change. Yeah, for the next few months some panic-prone clients are going to look for other solutions besides Flash. So long as you aren't positioned in the market as only a Flash

Re: [Flashcoders] and now..CLIENT now hates Flash

2010-02-03 Thread Jer Brand
For those who haven't seen it yet http://www.gskinner.com/blog/archives/2010/02/my_thoughts_on.html Jer ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] and now..CLIENT now hates Flash

2010-02-03 Thread Jer Brand
Just as people fall down and worship Steve Jobs today people fell down and worshipped Jakob Nielssen in 2000. ... wait... I thought, as Flash developers, we were morally obligated to worship Hillman Curtis back then ;-) Jer ___ Flashcoders mailing

Re: [Flashcoders] Known memory leaks in FP10

2010-01-31 Thread Jer Brand
I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but it's not just listeners. It's references to objects in the swf you want to unload. So say if your code creates a reference to a movieClip in that swf, you have to clear that reference or the GC won't reclaim the memory. I was also under the

Re: [Flashcoders] AS2 ComboBox breaks tabEnabled of TextFields

2010-01-31 Thread Jer Brand
If my poor memory serves, you only have to set that on the container clip and not up the parent chain, as it's only important for MC's that have tabenabled children -- but you should probably test that theory as I've never applied this to the components, just MC's and imported MC's. Let me know

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash Projects worklow

2009-12-18 Thread Jer Brand
This may or may not be helpful, but I build my ActionScript 3 projects in Flex Builder in a similar way, spare I only create the raw graphic assets in flash and assemble them in the AS3. A contrived example would be a 3 state button would be made of 3 embedded assets, and I create the TextField in

Re: [Flashcoders] pass variable to .swf from browser...

2009-08-16 Thread Jer Brand
Okay, putting this out there because it was obvious but: Are you not able to use FlashVars? That would do the trick with a dynamic page (php/asp/cf) or with SWFObject. Going a different route: Could you not use ExternalInterface? Perhaps request the var from the browser, rather than have the

Re: [Flashcoders] buttons not able to control movieclip's timeline

2009-08-13 Thread Jer Brand
Should if (e.target.name == btn_next) be if (e.currentTarget.name http://e.target.name/ == btn_next) It's just a guess as I can't see the fla. Jer On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 9:15 AM, Isaac Alves isaacal...@gmail.com wrote: if (e.target.name == btn_next)

Re: [Flashcoders] FlexBuilder 3 auto-complete vs. FlashDevelop

2009-08-13 Thread Jer Brand
Okay, help an id10t out here. Only FlashDevelop auto-completes in-scope member names and key words. only FlashDevelop has toggle line (CTRL+T) functionality Could someone describe what this behavior is? It's not clicking for some reason (little out of it today). Thanks, Jer On Thu, Aug 13,

Re: [Flashcoders] FlexBuilder 3 auto-complete vs. FlashDevelop

2009-08-13 Thread Jer Brand
Ahh, okay. Ctrl + T would be useful. I didn't really notice that keywords were missing from auto-complete. What annoys me more about FB's auto-complete is that it occasionally simply vanishes either because of a parse error in your code or (just as often) for no reason. Then again, that could

Re: [Flashcoders] mac vs pc

2009-08-10 Thread Jer Brand
99% PC. I do a ton of work with accessibility, and it's a PITA on a Mac. Not to mention the money. I do my freelance work on an Alienware M-17 (raid-0, dual vid, reasonable dual proc) that was cheaper than the macbook pro. And obviously the macbook didn't offer raid nor SLI. As for setup, I

Re: [Flashcoders] How to Exit/Close the Web Browser from Flash Applications?

2009-08-07 Thread Jer Brand
Here's a simple example. Note that if you don't own the window your flash is running in -- you opened it with window.open(...) -- this code will again prompt the user if they really want to close the window in IE, or do nothing (Firefox, chrome, etc). There are ways around that, but I can't

[Flashcoders] Custom Dialog Accessibility Implementation

2009-08-05 Thread Jer Brand
(Flash CS3 using ActionScript 3) Not sure if anyone's done something similar, but am hitting a serious frustration point. If I'm overly wordy, I apologize. I'm working on a project where I need to create a modal menu dialog that must be accessible, preferably telling MSAA that is is an actual

Re: [Flashcoders] Re: Disable focus change on arrow keys down

2009-08-05 Thread Jer Brand
Complete shot in the dark, but have you tried upping the priority of the event listener and continuing to use stopImmediatePropagation()? My thought is that perhaps the focus change listener is occurring before your listener. So, if it's possible to up the priority of your listener above that of

[Flashcoders] Re: Custom Dialog Accessibility Implementation

2009-08-05 Thread Jer Brand
be a happy camper. Jer On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 9:43 AM, Jer Brand thejhe...@gmail.com wrote: (Flash CS3 using ActionScript 3) Not sure if anyone's done something similar, but am hitting a serious frustration point. If I'm overly wordy, I apologize. I'm working on a project where I need to create

Re: [Flashcoders] TextField TabIndex in flex

2009-07-24 Thread Jer Brand
I think many on the list would say This isn't Flex Coders but the answer to this one is fairly simple: Is there a reason you're not using InputText Class rather than wrapping a TextField in a UIComponent. I'm fairly sure neither TextField nor UIComponent implement IFocusManagerComonent nor

Re: [Flashcoders] Unwanted Irregular Angles with Graphics.lineTo

2009-06-05 Thread Jer Brand
Really stupid question, but (I'm assuming you're doing this in a MovieClip) is the MovieClip you're drawing on have x and y in whole pixels (no decimal)? I've seen Flash really mangle lines (specially from lineTo) when they or their container was positioned on a fraction of a pixel. I'm still

Re: [Flashcoders] AS3 - How do I apply a function to a dynamically generated movieClip?

2009-04-26 Thread Jer Brand
Try this: function f_rollon(evt:MouseEvent) { evt.currentTarget.BG_Clickon.alpha = .1; } Jer On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 4:10 AM, Carl Welch carlwelchdes...@gmail.comwrote: function f_rollon(evt:MouseEvent){ // Back in AS2, I would have used this instead of

Re: [Flashcoders] Dynamicly created text-pages...

2009-04-23 Thread Jer Brand
Guessing you can't target FP 10.. I built a column text component with pagination once upon a time, and the easiest way I found to do it was to create the full text off-screen in one text field that has your required width, then grab one line at a time from the off-screen text field and add it to

[Flashcoders] Real-Time Captioning From FMS?

2009-04-16 Thread Jer Brand
Subject says it all, really: Is it possible to provide real-time captions of a web cast when using Flash Media Encoder and Flash Media Server. Either my Google-foo is completely failing me, I'm asking the wrong questions, or it's just not done. Our Client (a govt. agency) wants to stream their

Re: [Flashcoders] Real-Time Captioning From FMS?

2009-04-16 Thread Jer Brand
Dave, Thanks for the link to the Osprey cards. It's still probably more high-tech than I was thinking, but researching this is slowly teaching me that it's not a minor undertaking. Even with the Osprey cards, we're still talking about having to pay a CART service and the equipment (like I said,

[Flashcoders] Math: Is this correct?

2009-04-10 Thread Jer Brand
Okay, so I'm taking my first little steps into 3d in actionscript (simulated with x/yscale for now) and needed a version of Point.polar() (thanks Jason) to play around with in 3 dimensions. I came up with the code below, but my math skills are weak enough that I'm not sure it's functioning

Re: [Flashcoders] Math: Is this correct?

2009-04-10 Thread Jer Brand
. http://www.friendsofed.com/book.html?isbn=1590597915 Must have book btw. On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:52 AM, Jer Brand thejhe...@gmail.com wrote: Okay, so I'm taking my first little steps into 3d in actionscript (simulated with x/yscale for now) and needed a version of Point.polar

Re: [Flashcoders] Math: Is this correct?

2009-04-10 Thread Jer Brand
Sorry my post wasn't very clear on what I was doing, or how I might be using the method -- was trying to keep it short and simple. I built the method based Point.polar() only tried to adapt it for 3D. I have an object performing a random walk through 3D space and I'm going to plot it's position at

Re: [Flashcoders] eLearning content starting from XML - best practice

2008-12-01 Thread Jer Brand
Knowing nothing about Unison and speaking of using XML in projects in general, I find it's easier to just use the XML. The XML has a structure and order. It has simple methods of accessing, filtering and sorting the data. You can write to it and mark completions and such right in the XML object

Re: [Flashcoders] flex sdk size report

2008-11-24 Thread Jer Brand
I'm betting what you want will be in the compiler options: http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/html/help.html?content=compilers_14.html link-report *filename* might produce what you want. Jer On Sun, Nov 23, 2008 at 10:23 PM, Latcho [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is it possible to output a size

Re: [Flashcoders] flex sdk size report

2008-11-24 Thread Jer Brand
of all the code dependencies of the SWF. i.e. which external classes are used etc. Ian On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 2:35 PM, Jer Brand [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm betting what you want will be in the compiler options: http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/html/help.html?content=compilers_14.html

Re: [Flashcoders] favourite programming environment

2008-09-27 Thread Jer Brand
not matter where the beach is, as long as it's not too busy with tourists. Sorry, have heard this debate to many times for it to be interesting anymore, so I thought I would freshen it up. :) -- Jer Brand Lead Multimedia Programmer University of Oklahoma - Center for Public Management

Re: [Flashcoders] Sound/Music

2008-08-25 Thread Jer Brand
Email ate part of the conversation: http://www.freesound.org/index.php or http://ccmixter.org/ been mentioned yet? -- Jer ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Passing params via url instead of FlashVars

2008-08-25 Thread Jer Brand
If you're using swfobject, as I believe they have a getQueryParamValue(variable1) method. var so = new SWFObject(movie.swf, mymovie, 400, 200, 8, #336699); so.addVariable(variable1, getQueryParamValue(variable1)); so.addVariable(variable2, getQueryParamValue(variable2));

Re: [Flashcoders] swfObject or not ? 5px more

2008-08-04 Thread Jer Brand
Adding overflow:hidden ; to your body style clears it right up in FF* and IE6/7. Not near a mac to test, so YMMV. On Mon, Aug 4, 2008 at 2:19 PM, laurent [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: oops..the right link is: http://dev.logiquefloue.org/fd/index_swfo.php thx L laurent a écrit : hm yes,

Re: [Flashcoders] CS3 Debugger DOES NOT WORK ON OSX?

2008-07-07 Thread Jer Brand
Not sure if it applies, but I was having issues with the flex debugger and Firefox 3 -- turns out there are quite a few plugins for FF3 that completely break the debugger connection. IE tab, Firebug, greasemonkey were a few that got me. -- Jer ___

Re: [Flashcoders] Calling super.apply

2008-06-26 Thread Jer Brand
I'm probably wrong (and mostly want to know as well), but I didn't think you could extend the Array class. Not that AS won't let you do it, but it doesn't actually work. I know this is the case with AS2, but am only guessing that it's the case with AS3 from the behavior you describe. My

Re: [Flashcoders] Close current browser from flash without alert message.

2008-06-12 Thread Jer Brand
Submitted on: 4/28/2002 I tried it out in FF 2 and IE 6. Looks like the IE version was exploiting a bug where the HTML help commands could be called from a browser window. The NS version was just calling self.close(). On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 2:18 PM, ACE Flash [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: seems

Re: [Flashcoders] Close current browser from flash without alert message.

2008-06-11 Thread Jer Brand
Let me make sure I understand: Your user navigates to your page and see a language selection screen. When they choose a language, you open a new fullscreen window and close the original browser window (the one with a back/forward, address bar etc). If that's what you're needing: There's not a

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: php forum

2008-04-17 Thread Jer Brand
The open forum/programmers symposium on arstechnica.com is a pretty good resource for most languages including PHP, though they tend to have an anti-Flash slant on occasion. On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 11:40 AM, Glen Pike [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Not sure, I usually look at the PHP manual online

Re: [Flashcoders] Is Adobe fixing this big FP9 problem?

2008-04-16 Thread Jer Brand
hmmm, that's not so bad... I'm kinda partial to: myMovie.forceUnload() or myMovie.noSeriouslyUnload() Although this also has it's own sort of personal charm: myMovie.iDontCareIfYouHaveListeners_DIE_DAMN_YOU_DIE() ; Sorry, read this after my morning caffeine rush hit

[Flashcoders] AS3/E4X Problems porting from AS2

2008-04-16 Thread Jer Brand
I'm in the process of switching some of my apps over to AS3, with one class used to access and XML object giving me a fits. The class is used to navigate through a serious of pages, with the XML acting like the table of contents (chapter/topic/page). Applications using this class would make calls

Re: [Flashcoders] AS3/E4X Problems porting from AS2

2008-04-16 Thread Jer Brand
()). Peter On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 7:41 PM, Jer Brand [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm in the process of switching some of my apps over to AS3, with one class used to access and XML object giving me a fits. The class is used to navigate through a serious of pages, with the XML acting like

Re: [Flashcoders] AS3/E4X Problems porting from AS2

2008-04-16 Thread Jer Brand
the AS2 XML object. Having said that, I tried your code and it seemed to work (I assumed where you put node.childIndex() it was a typo and you meant to write _currentPage.childIndex()). Peter On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 7:41 PM, Jer Brand [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm in the process

Re: [Flashcoders] clean scripting

2008-03-11 Thread Jer Brand
Not sure if this is correct for AS3, but I was under the impression that there was an actual performance penalty to doing things the first way (object creation and assignment in the class definition rather than in the methods or the constructor). Still, I like doing things the 2nd way, if only

Re: [Flashcoders] Default accessibility settings

2008-02-20 Thread Jer Brand
This is just one guy's opinion, but I do the majority of my flash work for a business segment that requires 508 compliant. So the amount of salt you take with this is up to you. On Wed, Feb 20, 2008 at 10:22 AM, Zárate [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I've been wondering for quite a while about 2

Re: [Flashcoders] dynamically including MC's

2008-02-01 Thread Jer Brand
I don't think Flash can do this on it's own. You'll need something server side to do the folder transversal. One solution is to send Flash an XML file replicating that structure. The file will have to be built in ASP or PHP or whatever flavor you're working with on the server. On Feb 1, 2008

Re: [Flashcoders] AddEventListener and DispatchCustom Events AS3

2008-01-31 Thread Jer Brand
There are probably a hundred other ways to do this, but an easy one (off the top of my head) would be to make your holder variable a custom element that extends sprite, but has it's own variables, like: class HolderClass extends Sprite { private var _myParam:String public function

[Flashcoders] F9/Flex2: Resource Hit for Flash 8 Embeds?

2008-01-08 Thread Jer Brand
Okay, random question sparked by Glen Pike's response in another thread: I was under the impression that any use of Flash 8 assets in a Flex 2 (and by extension Flash 9) by either embedding or loading caused the new Player to instantiate a virtual FP8 player for each instance. Does it apply only

Re: [Flashcoders] F9/Flex2: Resource Hit for Flash 8 Embeds?

2008-01-08 Thread Jer Brand
That's good to know -- I think I got it into my head the embed was using AVM1 because of some performance issues I was having embedding a swf / flv in one of my first Flex experiments. @Matthew -- I'm going to have to look around on that one. I know I read that each F8 swf loaded had it's own

[Flashcoders] Pattern/Design/Best Practices: Plugin Scheme?

2007-08-22 Thread Jer Brand
AS2 / Flash 8 project and needing help with the design. I'm probably going into way too much detail for the question but... I'm working on course template or engine (for lack of a better term) to deliver content swf's. The problem in our shop is the massive amount of change in basic functionality

Re: [Flashcoders] Pattern/Design/Best Practices: Plugin Scheme?

2007-08-22 Thread Jer Brand
. If you click on a hotspot, an event goes back to the server and the server tells us what to do again such as load another location, remove some buttons, add some tabs. In the end its a complete elearning/adventure style kind of engine. HTH JC On 8/22/07, Jer Brand [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [Flashcoders] save swf

2007-08-21 Thread Jer Brand
Coming from someone who's never done this, and doesn't know if it's possible, but: Would it be possible to capture your user created design in BitmapData (I was fairly sure there's a method to extract pixel info from a MovieClip, correct?) then transmit that back to the server and use PHP and the

Re: [Flashcoders] Intro to OOP using ActionScript

2007-08-21 Thread Jer Brand
English Windows 3.1? I would have died if it hadn't been for Paetzold. Heh, and I was just peeking at the Win32 API book last night. Didn't expect to see that name again. ; ) On the subject of teaching OOP to non-programmers, I'm torn. I've seen the method of We'll explain later but for now

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash 8/AS2/WinXP/Control Key combo question

2007-08-21 Thread Jer Brand
I'm fairly sure that the browser is what's intercepting your keystrokes. As for a fix in Flash, in general I don't think there is one. But there are smarter people than me on this list, so someone else may have a solution I don't. However, if capturing those keystrokes are important to ya, you

Re: [Flashcoders] save swf

2007-08-21 Thread Jer Brand
, but I have to assume it wouldn't be difficult using GD or ImageMagic. Anyone used this? On 8/21/07, Alan MacDougall [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Jer Brand wrote: Coming from someone who's never done this, and doesn't know if it's possible, but: Would it be possible to capture your user created

Re: [Flashcoders] Pls suggest some good source for video streaming with media server

2007-08-14 Thread Jer Brand
Confused lurker... Red 5 check. FMS check. WOZA == ?? On 8/14/07, Johannes Nel [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: snip I have idea of streaming, xml, php etc. But i need some insight to use them together effectively for this /snip thats not really streaming. snip 1. video uploads over hired media

[Flashcoders] Random Question about throwing/catching Error

2007-08-14 Thread Jer Brand
I'm thinking there's no real answer to this question, but here goes: Is there any way for a subclass of Error to know whether it has been caught? This is working in AS2, but if AS3 is different, it would be good to know. My [un]bright idea was to have an ErrorHandler class record any uncaught

Re: [Flashcoders] Random Question about throwing/catching Error

2007-08-14 Thread Jer Brand
What I was after was a little different. I was originally hoping to have uncaught errors trigger a loadvars object to send a message to a php page using error_log(). I did come up with an alternative, though I have a nagging feeling that I'm utilizing a bug to do what I want -- unless a parent

Re: [Flashcoders] Random Question about throwing/catching Error

2007-08-14 Thread Jer Brand
, the onUncaughtException method will be called on a IRuntimeExceptionHandler. You can implement and set this handler yourself, be it a dialog, a call to a serverside script etc. HTH JC On 8/14/07, Jer Brand [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: What I was after was a little different. I was originally

[Flashcoders] Re: AS3/Flex: F8 swf / flv Performance Issues

2007-08-09 Thread Jer Brand
Uploaded a sample to http://aut0poietic.us/index.html. I should mention that this is happening in IE and FF. Test computer spec is a AMD 64 X2 3400+ / 2G Ram. Has anyone else seen this? On 8/8/07, Jer Brand [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Noob at Flex: Been toying with converting a project over

Re: [Flashcoders] Re: AS3/Flex: F8 swf / flv Performance Issues

2007-08-09 Thread Jer Brand
the video ended, then utilization dropping to 2%. Looks like I'm gonna go with an image unless there's some magic FLV component that uses no CPU to play video ; ). Thanks for the help Troy. On 8/9/07, Troy Rollins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Aug 9, 2007, at 8:41 AM, Jer Brand wrote: Uploaded

[Flashcoders] AS3/Flex: F8 swf / flv Performance Issues

2007-08-08 Thread Jer Brand
Noob at Flex: Been toying with converting a project over from Flash 8 to Flex using FlashDevelop 3 Beta + SDK. I've noticed that when I embed a Flash 8 swf containing a masked flv, CPU usage goes through the roof -- bouncing between 75 and 100% as the swf plays. The equivalent flash 8 layout

Re: [Flashcoders] Keeping XML Objects

2007-07-06 Thread Jer Brand
I started to come to the same conclusion while writing the previous post -- why use XML if you don't have to. It would probably be better just to create a serialized object directly from the database and deserialize that in Flash. XML's always been the standard, and frankly when starting an app

Re: [Flashcoders] Fullscreen problem

2007-07-06 Thread Jer Brand
I'm pretty sure that was a limitation of Full Screen in the docs. I haven't tried it yet, but if you're desperate to keep the full screen, you might see if you can use a Key listener to capture keyboard input and set the text of the text field. If the form's very complex, you may have to

Re: [Flashcoders] Fullscreen problem

2007-07-06 Thread Jer Brand
And confirmed you can't get around it with a onKeyDown listener. Everything but Esc appears to be locked out. ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash 8 Accessibility Panel Bug?

2007-07-04 Thread Jer Brand
of and will be used as a normal character. Eg: Set the .name property to: This is a \dummy\ test movie I have tested it with Jaws 7.0 and Jaws 8.0 Thanks Regards Vivek Gaikwad Flash Accessibility Developer www.n-syst.com -Original Message- From: Jer Brand [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent

[Flashcoders] Flash 8 Accessibility Panel Bug?

2007-07-03 Thread Jer Brand
Not sure if this is new, or if I'm just doing something stupid so I'm asking the experts: If you include a Name or Description property in the Accessibility Panel that includes quotes ( ), the _accProps Object for that MovieClip is not created. Has anyone else seen this? Am I just late to the

[Flashcoders] External Interface: Empty Strings Return as null

2007-05-23 Thread Jer Brand
Hey folks, Working on a problem I'm betting there's no solution for. I've got an .swf embedded in a page which exposes several methods using ExternalInterface.addCallback(...), all of which return values. The problem comes in when I return an empty string . Empty strings are converted to the

Re: [Flashcoders] LoadVars.sendAndLoad with POST

2007-04-11 Thread Jer Brand
This just gets weirder and weirder. Based on a few pages found in google with people having the same issue, I tried switching out sendAndLoad() with send(), and the data gets posted. Switch it back to sendAndLoad() and it fails. I've reduced this code to the simplest possible, in the PHP and

Re: [Flashcoders] LoadVars.sendAndLoad with POST

2007-04-11 Thread Jer Brand
Ugh, it's working, but this whole situation, and the solution, makes no sense. I started testing this with ethereal to monitor the requests, and a combination of ethereal and the server logs showed some pretty odd behavior. Ethereal and IE/FF showed a POST request for the testing.php, with the

[Flashcoders] LoadVars.sendAndLoad with POST

2007-04-10 Thread Jer Brand
I feel like I'm losing my mind here with this error: I've been hitting the archives and google repeatedly, and not having any luck with a solution. I'm trying to use sendAndLoad(..., ..., POST) and having no luck. GET seems to work, but not POST. I've been viewing the results with FlashBug to

Re: [Flashcoders] Hyperlinks in HTML Enabled Text Field: Accessible?

2007-04-04 Thread Jer Brand
prototype methods: http://proto.layer51.com/d.aspx?f=1209 In Flex http://www.majordan.net/test/inlinelinksapp/ -- majordan -Original Message- From: Jer Brand [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 5:15 PM To: flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Subject

[Flashcoders] Hyperlinks in HTML Enabled Text Field: Accessible?

2007-04-03 Thread Jer Brand
I think I've coded myself into a corner on this, but I'm hoping someone's either found a solution or knows first hand that I'm out of luck. The project I'm working on requires that the user/developer of the swf be able to supply a blurb of text with a list of 1 to n links (text and url). My swf

[Flashcoders] Help Optimizing Geochron code

2006-01-26 Thread Jer Brand
So I'm begging for some help on a little project I'm working on. In return for help I promise to name my next child after you ; ) Seriously, what i'm trying to do is build a Geochron in Flash. I've ported over an open-source Java applet to do the job, but it's extremely slow -- giving me the