[Flashcoders] Re: Flashcoders Digest, Vol 14, Issue 57

2006-03-17 Thread Kevin Newman
I think you might be looking for the *mx.services.WebService class instead of the WebServiceConnector class. http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flash/mx2004/main_7_2/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=Flash_MX_2004file=2998.html Kevin N. * On 3/17/06, eric dolecki [EMAIL PROTECTED]

[Flashcoders] Re: amazon web service

2006-03-17 Thread Kevin Newman
I think you might be looking for the *mx.services.WebService class instead of the WebServiceConnector class. http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flash/mx2004/main_7_2/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=Flash_MX_2004file=2998.html import mx.services.WebService; import

Re: [Flashcoders] Slightly OT: exporting QT w/ alpha channel

2006-03-22 Thread Kevin Newman
Hello Michael, I have used transparent png sequence (32-bit pngs) in the past with After Effects. Maybe something similar will work with Avid or Premiere? Kevin N. Mendelsohn, Michael [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi list... I'm trying to export my animation as a quicktime with an alpha

[Flashcoders] unFocus.History.Keeper

2006-04-06 Thread Kevin Newman
What do you guys think of this? http://www.unfocus.com/projects/source/#Contact It's still WIP, but I wanted to get some feedback, and this seems like to place to get it. I'll take all forms of criticism on anything - coding style, usefulness, etc. ;-) Thanks, Kevin N.

Re: [Flashcoders] Use Microsoft CRM .NET Webservice through Flash

2006-04-06 Thread Kevin Newman
I think .NET webservices usually return a WSDL if you ask for it on the query string: http://www.example.com/webservice.asmx?WSDL I have successfully used WebServices from .NET in Flash, but there are some things that .NET devs tend to want to put in their web services (like a .NET DataSet

Re: [Flashcoders] unFocus.History.Keeper

2006-04-06 Thread Kevin Newman
probably should have mentioned that. :-) Kevin N. Michael Stuhr wrote: Kevin Newman schrieb: What do you guys think of this? http://www.unfocus.com/projects/source/#Contact what is it good for ? micha ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] unFocus.History.Keeper

2006-04-06 Thread Kevin Newman
done. ;-) Michael Stuhr wrote: nevermind. just write exactly THAT on that page you linked and everything should be fine. and google will find you :-) micha ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the

Re: [Flashcoders] unFocus.History.Keeper

2006-04-06 Thread Kevin Newman
Michael Stuhr wrote: well, now that i know what this does i must say: it works for me: on: winxp: FF 1.5.01fp:8.5beta, IE6 fp:8.0.24 but on: OSX: safari 2.03fp:8.0.24 flash's not showing up. it might be related to the fact i'm using this machine through vnc only.

Re: [Flashcoders] unFocus.History.Keeper

2006-04-07 Thread Kevin Newman
So do I just log into osflash.org and start adding pages? Do they have an SVN that I can take advantage of? Thanks, Kevin N. elibol wrote: I agree, it should be on osflash. ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription

Re: [Flashcoders] unFocus.History.Keeper

2006-04-07 Thread Kevin Newman
Hey I found it, so nevermind. http://www.osflash.org/admin Thanks, Kevin N. Kevin Newman wrote: So do I just log into osflash.org and start adding pages? Do they have an SVN that I can take advantage of? Thanks, Kevin N. elibol wrote: I agree, it should be on osflash

Re: [Flashcoders] Q: Flash Object vs UFO for flash detection and as eolas workaround

2006-04-14 Thread Kevin Newman
about it; I guess I can say that he seems reluctant to see a better way of doing things through someone elses eyes. How shameless of me to say such a thing. M. On 4/13/06, Kevin Newman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I like this one :-D http://www.unfocus.com/projects/source/ http://www.unfocus.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Q: Flash Object vs UFO for flash detection and as eolas workaround

2006-04-17 Thread Kevin Newman
Geoff Stearns wrote: 3) Kevin suggested using his Player.js script - while his other stuff is really awesome (HistoryKeeper, dang) the Player.js code doesn't support all the stuff that FlashObject or UFO provide. So really I think that Kevin should just use FlashObject ;) I missed the

Re: [Flashcoders] downgrading code from FlashPlayer v8 to v6

2006-04-19 Thread Kevin Newman
It depends on the complexity of your project, but in the past I've just switched from Flash 8 to flash 6 in the publish settings, then hit the publish button and see what happens. Most problems show up either visually, or in the trace window. Also when you switch those publish settings, many

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-19 Thread Kevin Newman
I've run into issues in Yahoo's Music site, where that site embeds Microsoft's own Media Player, so it definitely doesn't just affect Flash. Besides it's so easy to get around the problem with Javascript (in most cases) - just make sure that the code that most directly inserts the html into

Re: [Flashcoders] Arkanoid - paddle...

2006-04-19 Thread Kevin Newman
You could do something like the following: ball_hit_value = (((hit_position / paddle._width) * 100) - 50); Then you end up with a number between -50 and +50 which can be used to modify the angle of the bounce off the paddle. By the way, I'm not sure how to get the hit_pos on the paddle...

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-20 Thread Kevin Newman
I prefer solutions that try to hide IE's lack of conformity, like Dean Edwards's IE 7 script: http://dean.edwards.name/IE7/ There are just too many installations to realistically ignore them. Speaking of hacking on IE, is there a way to prevent an object from loading? By that I mean, I want

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-20 Thread Kevin Newman
and it will replace the object you target with your flash movie. On Apr 20, 2006, at 11:04 AM, Kevin Newman wrote: I prefer solutions that try to hide IE's lack of conformity, like Dean Edwards's IE 7 script: http://dean.edwards.name/IE7/ There are just too many installations to realistically ignore

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-20 Thread Kevin Newman
You know, I actually didn't check it out that thoroughly. I'll take a look some time. Why would it break params, if you happen to know off hand? Thanks. :-) Kevin N. Geoff Stearns wrote: doesn't this method break flashvars and other params? On Apr 20, 2006, at 1:23 PM, Kevin Newman

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-20 Thread Kevin Newman
the document is loaded? Is this a hole in the activation process, where it will only force activation when the page is being initialized? Objects written after the page is loaded slip through? M. On 4/20/06, Kevin Newman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I didn't want to have to redefine all the stuff

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-20 Thread Kevin Newman
thing as yours, but IE handles inner/outerHTML very poorly, so I think it drops the param tags inside the object tag... or something like that. On Apr 20, 2006, at 2:05 PM, Kevin Newman wrote: You know, I actually didn't check it out that thoroughly. I'll take a look some time. Why would

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-20 Thread Kevin Newman
Objects? The idea is to override object activation by rewriting the objects after the document is loaded? Is this a hole in the activation process, where it will only force activation when the page is being initialized? Objects written after the page is loaded slip through? M. On 4/20/06, Kevin Newman

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-20 Thread Kevin Newman
of. Nice coding btw. Kevin N. elibol wrote: I've modified it to transfer FlashVars http://anticipatechange.com/huseyin/patentMagic/ On 4/20/06, Kevin Newman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: All I'm doing to try and keep the objects from loading is defining all objects with display:none

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-21 Thread Kevin Newman
, Kevin Newman wrote: I change it so that it might work on all Objects. :-) http://www.unfocus.com/projects/PatentMagic/ I took care of that loading forever bug too. Does anyone know if setting display:none on an object prevents it from loading? If not, then double loading is the only thing left

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-21 Thread Kevin Newman
Well yeah, that's what I would usually do, but that doesn't solve the specific problem I'm looking to solve here (I'm not concerned with the merits of this solution, I really just want to see if I can make it work). If I could figure out how to detect when a new object tag has been added to

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-21 Thread Kevin Newman
an object is added... Kevin N. Kevin Newman wrote: Well yeah, that's what I would usually do, but that doesn't solve the specific problem I'm looking to solve here (I'm not concerned with the merits of this solution, I really just want to see if I can make it work). If I could figure out

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-21 Thread Kevin Newman
Hi ryanm, I see what you are saying about the object node existing in the dom tree in IE's (or any browser's) memory, even if the object is set to display:none. I think the question as it relates to this hack is whether in IE's specific implementation is downloading and running the

Re: [Flashcoders] New wrinkle in IE activation issue...

2006-04-21 Thread Kevin Newman
Hello guys, I added a test here: http://www.unfocus.com/projects/PatentMagic/sound.html The good news is that the sound doesn't play in if the object is hidden with display:block. So this at least appears to work. I will add some more thorough tests using other ActiveX types and some that

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash and IE update question

2006-04-24 Thread Kevin Newman
Have you tried this one: http://www.unfocus.com/projects/PatentMagic/ Kevin N. Michael F. Hiatt wrote: All, I'm trying to implement the fix to take care of the ActiveX/Flash activate issue (using the code found on Amara's site:) http://www.amarasoftware.com/flash-problem.htm

Re: [Flashcoders] Deep Linking and the Back button.

2006-04-25 Thread Kevin Newman
I have made a script that intends to solve this very issue. It is a single javascript file (no extra server calls to grab a file to fill the iframe, it's all done in javascript), with a method (addHistory) that adds a history entry, and a delegation pattern for history change notification. You

Re: [Flashcoders] Deep Linking and the Back button.

2006-04-25 Thread Kevin Newman
I took a quick look at the Flex 2 method for bookmarking and it looks like they are using an iframe with an external html file for IE. My script has no requirement for a server call. ;-) I don't know if they intend to change it though. Kevin N. JesterXL wrote: I am hoping Beta 3 of Flex 2

Re: [Flashcoders] Deep Linking and the Back button.

2006-04-25 Thread Kevin Newman
code a listener for a change in state in the app but should of. That uses' Kevin's code for both bookmarking back/forward. - Original Message - From: Kevin Newman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Flashcoders mailing list flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 12:10 PM

[Flashcoders] Font jumping cross platform

2006-04-26 Thread Kevin Newman
Hello, I don't know if this is the right place for this kind of question, but I have an problem where if I use a font (either a crossplatform opentype, or a crossfont converted font) in an fla, then move that fla from a Mac to a Windows, all the text elements move down on the screen by a few

Re: [Flashcoders] Font jumping cross platform

2006-04-26 Thread Kevin Newman
a different font?) On Apr 26, 2006, at 11:11 AM, Kevin Newman wrote: Hello, I don't know if this is the right place for this kind of question, but I have an problem where if I use a font (either a crossplatform opentype, or a crossfont converted font) in an fla, then move that fla from a Mac

Re: [Flashcoders] [POLL] getters setters preference

2006-04-26 Thread Kevin Newman
I've wrestled with this question too. In general I've found that I usually only want to use a getter in situations where I don't want the user to be able to set the value. In this case, it has seemed more appropriate to just supply a getMyProperty value, so that it doesn't appear that the

Re: [Flashcoders] Font jumping cross platform

2006-04-26 Thread Kevin Newman
/search?q=cache:9lKfRcMTFOwJ:www.eyezberg.com/Breaking_News_from_the_Flash_World/Components_(mxp_packages)/Shift_all_textfields/+jsfl+font+shift+flashhl=engl=usct=clnkcd=2 On Apr 26, 2006, at 11:39 AM, Kevin Newman wrote: This seems to happen with any OpenType font (most of them from Fontfolio

Re: [Flashcoders] Font jumping cross platform

2006-04-27 Thread Kevin Newman
Most of the fonts that I use are not free or come from Adobe Font Folio OpenType edition. It doesn't happen with all fonts, but it is definitely a problem with the Macromedia programs (I think this is a problem in Freehand and Fireworks also, though I haven't tested that in a while) since this

Re: [Flashcoders] Shared fonts nightmare

2006-04-28 Thread Kevin Newman
I just posted something similar a few days ago. To take care of the font shifting you can make sure to publish the files with the fonts on the system they were designed on. So for example if you did the design on the pc, then the swf and the shared lib with the fonts should also be published

Re: [Flashcoders] Shared fonts nightmare

2006-04-28 Thread Kevin Newman
in my 2 cents =] M. On 4/28/06, Kevin Newman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I just posted something similar a few days ago. To take care of the font shifting you can make sure to publish the files with the fonts on the system they were designed on. So for example if you did the design on the pc

Re: [Flashcoders] Deep Linking and the Back button. IE6 problem

2006-05-01 Thread Kevin Newman
://www.hothouse.com.au/ - -- Original Message -- Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 11:50:33 -0400 From: Kevin Newman [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Deep Linking and the Back button. To: Flashcoders mailing list flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Message-ID: [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [Flashcoders] Deep Linking and the Back button. IE6 problem

2006-05-01 Thread Kevin Newman
Oh, I just saw on another thread that you fixed this. I'm glad it's working. :-) Kevin N. Kevin Newman wrote: Hi Drew, Are you using the latest build of FlashJS? I believe this has to do with the release build of Flash/JS Integration Kit's use of the getURL('javascript:') method to send

Re: [Flashcoders] Newbie security issues?

2006-05-03 Thread Kevin Newman
I would also be very interested in reading about ways to protect content that is embedded in a flash movie (especially fonts). Is it possible to include art and fonts in a swf file, in a way that makes it impossible to get those objects out of the swf movie? Thanks, Kevin N. Audry Taylor

[Flashcoders] Flex vs. Flash IDE

2006-05-23 Thread Kevin Newman
Hello all, So what are the opinions regarding Flex vs. Flash IDE? Which do you guys prefer, and why? I've been looking into Flex 2.0, and so far I like what I'm seeing. But I'd love to hear some opinions from this list. :-) Thanks, Kevin N. ___

Re: [Flashcoders] Flex vs. Flash IDE

2006-05-25 Thread Kevin Newman
Marcelo de Moraes Serpa wrote: Well, I think you should just stick with the tool that works for you. I´m currently using Flash 8 IDE to build the layout and assets, and, for me, it is pretty good to build forms as well. The rest I do outside Flash, in FlashDevelop and compile with MTASC ;)

Re: [Flashcoders] Can Variables have listeners?

2006-05-26 Thread Kevin Newman
You might also look into mx.events.EventDispatcher (and to avoid scoping issues, mx.utils.Delegate). Kevin N. eka wrote: Hello :) open Flash help (F1) and search in the actionscript dictionnary Object.watch and Object.unwatch :) EKA+ :) 2006/5/26, Mike Anderson [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Hello

Re: [Flashcoders] active X activation, no blinkinkg

2006-05-26 Thread Kevin Newman
If you really need to use html to output your flash movie, you could try this fix: http://www.unfocus.com/projects/patentmagic/ This seems to work pretty well, and doesn't create any blink. It doesn't deal with nested Objects though. Kevin N. Martin Weiser wrote: Hello guys, i found

Re: [Flashcoders] geturl:javascript is causing images to not display on IE

2006-05-29 Thread Kevin Newman
I think you may have hit one of the problems with using javascript: pseudo urls. If I remember correctly, when you use a javascript pseudo url it disables some of the events under some circumstances. You could try two things - either use fscommand (or FlashJS, or one of the other communication

Re: [Flashcoders] use of embedded font = blank text?

2006-06-01 Thread Kevin Newman
I had a problem recently embedding ComicSans MS (it was a comic app, so it was ok ;-) ). The problem turned out to be related to my use of Faux Bold. Just unchecking the Faux Bold box fixed it up. So maybe it's a formatting problem? In the code that you provided question_fmt is not defined

Re: [Flashcoders] Eolas fix and backspace key flash bug

2006-06-13 Thread Kevin Newman
Is the problem that you can't run Javascript at all, or that you need to put the embed code in html instead of javascript? You could use this patent fix: http://www.unfocus.com/projects/patentmagic/ It still relies on scripting being enabled (so you'd still have this problem for anyone that

Re: [Flashcoders] Eolas fix and backspace key flash bug

2006-06-14 Thread Kevin Newman
to work with you off-list if you prefer. -tom -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kevin Newman Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 3:49 PM To: Flashcoders mailing list Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] Eolas fix and backspace key flash bug Is the problem

Re: [Flashcoders] Eolas fix and backspace key flash bug

2006-06-14 Thread Kevin Newman
Maybe the workaround is to remove the old node, before overwriting it? I am currently just setting oldObjectNode.outerHTML = newObject.outerHTML. We might have to remove the old node completely, then reinsert it (in the correct position in the DOM). Actually, it's probably worth testing if

Re: [Flashcoders] Yahoo! Maps Flash API

2006-06-14 Thread Kevin Newman
I'm using the 3.02 (it says 3.2.0 in the Extension Manager) component in my current work, and importing that widget seems to work fine. Are you sure you have the latest MXP? http://developer.yahoo.com/maps/flash/componentEULA.html Kevin N. Mike Britton wrote: I'm getting started with the

Re: [Flashcoders] Eolas fix and backspace key flash bug

2006-06-15 Thread Kevin Newman
Tom Lee wrote: If you're referring to the issue I'm reporting, I'm afraid your solution is not immune either. Two out of 3 of my PCs will show the click to activate message if you have cleared your cache and then visited your example pages without restarting your browser first. If that's

[Flashcoders] xAL and xNAL

2006-06-15 Thread Kevin Newman
Hello all, Has anyone done any work with these new address formats (xNAL, xAL, xNL) that have been standardized by OASIS in flash? I was so happy to hear about a standard way to deal with international address information, now all we need are some standardized form layouts, and some solid

Re: [Flashcoders] Fjax... does this seem ridiculous to anyone else?

2006-06-26 Thread Kevin Newman
It can do limited cross domain xml loading (obeying crossdomain.xml policy files of course), unlike the JavaScript XmlHttpRequest object. So if nothing else, it could work as a client side proxy, for those that can't run server side proxies, or just want less traffic to run through their

Re: [Flashcoders] Loading external SWFs with a different frame rate

2006-06-26 Thread Kevin Newman
I don't think it's possible to run the loaded swf at a different frame rate from the container, but I have read (and I even got it to work once) that you can force the parent clip to take the frame rate of the loaded swf, by embedding a streaming (I think) sound file (even if it's silence)

Re: [Flashcoders] Tabbed Browsing support? htmlText, contextMenu, Javascript?

2006-07-05 Thread Kevin Newman
IE7 will open any link with target=_blank in a new tab instead of a new window depending on the user's prefs (the defaults are new tabs though). I personally think IE 7 and Opera 8 get it done right, and that it should be a browser setting that determines how best to handle popups (links with

Re: [Flashcoders] call JS-Method from SWF in hidden div on IE

2006-07-14 Thread Kevin Newman
In my experience with trying to work out a magic fix for the eolas patent (http://www.unfocus.com/projects/patentMagic/), I have found that in IE, with swfs at least (but possibly all objects) objects that are set with display: none, do not even load in the background, never mind execute

Re: [Flashcoders] Yahoo! Maps api

2006-07-17 Thread Kevin Newman
This is a known problem with the current version of the mxp file (3.02). You can work around the problem by using the whole classname. so instead of: import com.yahoo.maps.widgets.NavigatorWidget; var foo:NavigatorWidget = new NavigatorWidget('closed'); use: var

Re: [Flashcoders] Madobe certified professional - still recommend?

2006-08-10 Thread Kevin Newman
I was also interesting in hearing some responses to this question, or even if Adobe/Macromedia certification is useful in general. Anyone? Thanks, Kevin N. André Goliath wrote: Hello List, I´m thinking about becoming a certifed Macromedia(?) Flash MX04 Developer, but I wonder if this

[Flashcoders] Actionscript 3.0 compiler Qs

2006-08-14 Thread Kevin Newman
Here are some things I've been wondering about Actionscript 3.0s compiler and runtime engines: I'm assuming AS 3.0 compiles to a bytecode. What kind of bytecode does it compile to? Is it more like Java/.NET CLR, or more like Mozilla's Spidermonkey compiler? Does the compiled code get

Re: [Flashcoders] Actionscript 3.0 compiler Qs

2006-08-19 Thread Kevin Newman
Anybody? Kevin N. Kevin Newman wrote: Here are some things I've been wondering about Actionscript 3.0s compiler and runtime engines: I'm assuming AS 3.0 compiles to a bytecode. What kind of bytecode does it compile to? Is it more like Java/.NET CLR, or more like Mozilla's Spidermonkey

Re: [Flashcoders] Actionscript 3.0 compiler Qs

2006-08-21 Thread Kevin Newman
Sweet! Thanks for the info. Kevin N. Nicolas Cannasse wrote: Here are some things I've been wondering about Actionscript 3.0s compiler and runtime engines: I'm assuming AS 3.0 compiles to a bytecode. What kind of bytecode does it compile to? Is it more like Java/.NET CLR, or more like

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash + Array + Web Service

2006-08-24 Thread Kevin Newman
Here is an example that seems to work for me. Inside an .asmx file: using System; using System.Web; using System.Collections; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Web.Services; using System.Web.Services.Protocols; [WebService(Namespace = http://domain.com/;)]

Re: [Flashcoders] Re: OOP methodology and flash. I'm loosing my faith...

2006-08-30 Thread Kevin Newman
I really like OOP, like Javascript style prototyping and look forward to use a combination of both in AS3. Having said that, I really was not impressed with AS2.0, mostly because of some of it's bugs that made it work in odd ways (mostly related to scoping issues, which are only partially

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash + Web Services problems

2006-08-31 Thread Kevin Newman
Assuming that webservices.domain.com is where your web service is located, and www.domain.com is where your swf files are located, so you have the crossdomain.xml file on the correct server (it should be on webservices.domain.com)? Kevin N. Liam Mincy wrote: Unfortunately this doesn't seem

[Flashcoders] (Taboo) What to charge

2006-09-27 Thread Kevin Newman
Hey guys, I know this is a somewhat taboo topic, but I thought I'd ask anyway. :-D What would you charge to either design these apps or to do the production/programming or both? Also, what pricing strategy would you use (hourly rate, itemized deliverables, etc.)?

Re: [Flashcoders] (Taboo) What to charge

2006-09-28 Thread Kevin Newman
bookmark of mine that came from this discussion was this: http://www.blueflavor.com/ed/tips_tricks/pricing_a_project.php Cheers! Aaron -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Kevin Newman Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 1:02 PM To: Flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Q:Repurpose flex to flash

2006-10-02 Thread Kevin Newman
I'm don't have the tiny details to answer your question, but I do know that the YahooMaps Flash component was built in Flex, even though it's intended to be used in Flash (they have both a Flex and Flash version, both built in Flex). So it must be possible. Kevin N. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

Re: [Flashcoders] Microsoft Expression ...

2006-12-18 Thread Kevin Newman
I tried it very briefly, and will possibly give it another go just for the heck of it, and to waste time. My initial feeling is that if you like Microsoft's other IDE - Visual Studio, you will like Expression, since even Blend is just a thin skin over top of the standard Visual Studio

Re: [Flashcoders] history, bookmarks, etc within flash

2007-01-10 Thread Kevin Newman
Hi James, I'm kinda partial to the unfocus stuff myself. ;-) But it has been a while since I worked on that. I did manage to get it organized a few weeks ago, and get it into an SVN account (I couldn't get the osflash.org svn account working though). I'll be cleaning that up, but work is

[Flashcoders] bitmap RLE example

2007-02-05 Thread Kevin Newman
Hey Everyone, I have a project that creates comic strips, and the owner would like me to make it so that users can download an image of the comics they create. I have looked around, and found that this is possible to do in Flash 8, but there are some performance considerations. I've seen it

Re: [Flashcoders] bitmap RLE example

2007-02-06 Thread Kevin Newman
Zeh Fernando wrote: I have a project that creates comic strips, and the owner would like me to make it so that users can download an image of the comics they create. I have looked around, and found that this is possible to do in Flash 8, but there are some performance considerations. I've seen

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash CS3 over 400 MB! and 25 minutes to install!

2007-06-20 Thread Kevin Newman
I think it's interesting to note that additional Adobe CS 3 software, will not take as long to install, since there are many common files shared between all the CS 3 stuff. Still, it is pretty slow. Maybe Adobe could find a way to put all those tiny files into some kind of larger single file

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash CS3 over 400 MB! and 25 minutes to install!

2007-06-20 Thread Kevin Newman
I think it's interesting to note that additional Adobe CS 3 software, will not take as long to install, since there are many common files shared between all the CS 3 stuff. Still, it is pretty slow. Maybe Adobe could find a way to put all those tiny files into some kind of larger single file

[Flashcoders] wmode transparent, disappearing cs3 components and Firefox

2007-06-21 Thread Kevin Newman
Hello all, Has anyone else experienced a problem with using CS3 components along with wmode transparent? I tried that recently, and the CS3 widget I was using (List) simply will not show up if wmode is set to transparent in Firefox (Firefox 2.0.0.4 on Windows - opaque works fine). So the

Re: [Flashcoders] wmode transparent, disappearing cs3 components and Firefox

2007-06-22 Thread Kevin Newman
Kevin Newman wrote: Has anyone else experienced a problem with using CS3 components along with wmode transparent? I tried that recently, and the CS3 widget I was using (List) simply will not show up if wmode is set to transparent in Firefox (Firefox 2.0.0.4 on Windows - opaque works fine

Re: [Flashcoders] wmode transparent,disappearing cs3 components and Firefox

2007-06-22 Thread Kevin Newman
Of Kevin Newman Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 1:52 PM To: flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Subject: [Flashcoders] wmode transparent,disappearing cs3 components and Firefox Hello all, Has anyone else experienced a problem with using CS3 components along with wmode transparent? I tried

Re: [Flashcoders] wmode transparent, disappearing cs3 components andFirefox

2007-06-25 Thread Kevin Newman
in the callLater and callLaterDispatcher functions). I'm pretty sure this is kosher under the EULA. Phil -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Behalf Of Kevin Newman Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 1:52 PM To: flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Subject

[Flashcoders] flashvars repeater?

2007-07-16 Thread Kevin Newman
Hey All, I'd like to be able to simulate the flashvars behavior when I load up a swf through loadMovie, so when the swf begins to play, it has access to the flashvars set by the loading swf. I'd like to do this without using a query string (movie.swf?flashvar1=foobar=etc) because using a

Re: [Flashcoders] flashvars repeater?

2007-07-23 Thread Kevin Newman
question of this post - maybe flashvars are automatically available to loaded swfs? I'll test and let you know what I find. Thanks, Kevin N. Kevin Newman wrote: Hello Everyone, So here's what I got so far: /*_root.requireVersion = '9'; _root.redirectURL = 'http://www.unfocus.com

Re: [Flashcoders] AS2 SOAP web service

2008-04-01 Thread Kevin Newman
Is the posted swf and the webservice on the same servers (url)? If not, you may have a crossdomain.xml policy issue. Kevin N. Gert-Jan van der Wel wrote: Thanks for your suggestion, but it doesn't seem to work... Gert-Jan 2008/4/1, Jason Van Cleave [EMAIL PROTECTED]: you can try and

Re: [Flashcoders] AS3 associativ array length=0

2008-10-28 Thread Kevin Newman
It's normal behavior for AS3. In fact, there is no Associative Array in AS3 (that's a PHP term and convention). You'd want to look into using a Dictionary object or iterating over a dynamic object: var foo:Object ={item1: val, item2: val}; var count:int = 0; for (var bar:* in foo) {

Re: [Flashcoders] Open PPT/WMV files from SWF?

2008-11-03 Thread Kevin Newman
If you are using a Projector, you could look into fscommand - that has the ability to execute applications: http://www.adobe.com/support/flash/action_scripts/actionscript_dictionary/actionscript_dictionary372.html Kevin N. Ali Drongo wrote: Hiya, I'm building a DVD that will allow the user

Re: [Flashcoders] Windows 7 Compatibility with Flash

2009-10-26 Thread Kevin Newman
On 10/23/09 6:37 PM, Paul Andrews wrote: AutGlass Jobs wrote: Hi all, Now that Windows 7 came out, I wanted to see if there might be any compatibility issues with playing Flash on it. Anyone have any insight on this matter? Been running Win7 RC for months now without problems.. Same here

Re: [Flashcoders] as3 to iphone app

2009-11-02 Thread Kevin Newman
On 10/29/09 5:16 AM, Ian Thomas wrote: s, the AS3 is being compiled directly into iPhone native code, not bytecode; in the same way as Objective C is compiled to native code. That is widely repeated, but I'm not sure it's accurate. Some of the charts I've seen suggest that it's actually

Re: [Flashcoders] as3 to iphone app

2009-11-04 Thread Kevin Newman
. Kevin N. On 11/2/09 1:44 PM, Henrik Andersson wrote: Kevin Newman wrote: What I'm really interested in is are there any other language improvements/additions coming with the update (private constructors, inline functions, structural typing, let keyword, etc.)? Or is is the same version

Re: [Flashcoders] as3 to iphone app

2009-11-04 Thread Kevin Newman
Bummer. :-( I was hoping for some better dynamic stuff (duck typing), and some quicker ways to define (or at least instantiate) throw away static types (like a static version of an object literal - or some kind of structural data types). And maybe some performance tools like inline functions,

Re: [Flashcoders] as3 to iphone app

2009-11-04 Thread Kevin Newman
From: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com [flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of Kevin Newman [capta...@unfocus.com] Sent: Wednesday, November 04, 2009 10:13 AM To: Flash Coders List Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] as3 to iphone app

Re: [Flashcoders] CS5 release date?

2009-11-30 Thread Kevin Newman
I've been drooling over the Flash CS5 preview page on labs since they made the announcement at Max. I'm getting dehydrated waiting for the public beta. Can't wait! Kevin N. On 11/30/09 12:24 PM, Henrik Andersson wrote: David Hunter wrote: hi all, there has been talk of CS5 before on this

Re: [Flashcoders] as3 to iphone app

2009-12-11 Thread Kevin Newman
this feature to other Flash Platform tools and technologies. It is on the road map for Flash Builder, but the release cycles may not line up perfectly initially. mike chambers m...@adobe.com On Nov 5, 2009, at 7:58 AM, Kevin Newman wrote: I'm not sure what No. was answering, but thanks

Re: [Flashcoders] as3 to iphone app

2009-12-15 Thread Kevin Newman
There are other ways to get apps on the iPhone. ;-) I'll personally just pony up the $100 (whenever Adobe releases the beta!!) Kevin N. On 12/13/09 9:31 AM, jonathan howe wrote: Additionally, it looks like you have to be an apple developer before you can even export a test app, meaning a

Re: [Flashcoders] WIRED hates Flash

2010-01-29 Thread Kevin Newman
The iPad is a buggy rushed to market, compromised piece of hardware. The competition in that space at CES is staggering, likely cheaper, and mostly based on Android. Apple isn't going to win this market, so I'm not worried about it. Kevin N. On 1/29/10 8:03 AM, artur wrote: /i was

Re: [Flashcoders] WIRED hates Flash

2010-01-29 Thread Kevin Newman
The case is easy: 1. It's more expensive to do the same amount of app development with HTML/Canvas/SVG - because of all the hacks you need (more dev hours). 2. It won't work in every browser the same way - if at all in some browsers. 3. It will probably not be as polished, though it may load

Re: [Flashcoders] WIRED hates Flash

2010-01-29 Thread Kevin Newman
It's based on my estimate of Apple's usual slick product launches. This one by comparisons is full of mistakes, and half finished looking components, like the ugly unlock screen, and tiny app launch icons - as well as the lack of an original background behind the icons (looks an aweful lot

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

2010-02-03 Thread Kevin Newman
I've found that when I break down the options (because I don't care, I'll do it in Ajax) by project requirements - Flash is often the better choice, from a cost benefit angle - as well as enabling a few more things than HTML is even capable of. It seems easy to argue for Flash, if that's your

Re: [Flashcoders] AS3 - Objective-C

2010-03-22 Thread Kevin Newman
I had no trouble following this tutorial: http://cocoadevcentral.com/d/learn_objectivec/ The C one was enlightening really. Worth the read even if you don't end up developing in C or Objective-C Kevin N. On 3/11/10 10:15 AM, Matt S. wrote: Have any of you taken on the challenge of

Re: [Flashcoders] GPU, Direct or Normal?

2010-05-27 Thread Kevin Newman
I'd like a lot more info on this subject as well - general info - when is which mode better, what happens if the GPU isn't supported on the particular hardware, how can I take better advantage of GPU, etc. Kevin N. On 5/24/10 8:28 AM, Fahim Akhter wrote: Hi, In a event driven game with

Re: [Flashcoders] GPU, Direct or Normal?

2010-05-28 Thread Kevin Newman
Is that information still current? I was under the impression that much of that was dropped from release players (can the Flash Player make a Direct3D/OpenGL surface from within a browser plugin?). The post also says that content should be specifically designed for GPU if you set wmode to

Re: [Flashcoders] Smokescreen: Flash without the plugin

2010-06-02 Thread Kevin Newman
I guess ad makers get the last laugh. They get to convert existing Flash ads to HTML5 - which is far less efficient than Flash (and boat loads slower) - and then drain iPad users' batteries more quickly than Flash would. I love it. Kevin N. On 6/1/10 1:54 PM, Joe Minkiewicz wrote: This

Re: [Flashcoders] HTML TextFields - 'A HREF' RollOvers..

2010-06-15 Thread Kevin Newman
a:hover works in a css style sheet: var ss:StyleSheet = new StyleSheet(); ss.parseCSS(a:link{color: #FF;}a:hover{text-decoration: underline;color: #FF;}); var tf:TextField = new TextField(); tf.autoSize = TextFieldAutoSize.LEFT; tf.styleSheet = ss; tf.htmlText = 'pA link: a

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