Re: [Flashcoders] Bug when using String Object in MovieClipLoader.loadClip()

2005-10-19 Thread Mike Britton
Are you in MX04? This isn't the case in Flash 8: var strlit = myswf.swf; my_mcLoader.loadClip(strlit, targetMC); Works fine. Also, I wouldn't name any of my variables 'target' or 'url' since these are properties of some internal classes. Mike ___

Re: [Flashcoders] full browser flash + vertical html scrollbar

2005-10-25 Thread Mike Britton
Another solution would be a three-pronged approach: have a fullscreen swf that loads in another swf containing a ScrollPane component at 0,0. Pass Stage.width and Stage.height to the swf containing the ScrollPane (to resize it), and load in the content (your site). This would give you all the

Re: [Flashcoders] When migrate to Flash 8?

2005-10-27 Thread Mike Britton
I'd go ahead and upgrade now. Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash vs Flex

2005-10-27 Thread Mike Britton
That makes sense Robert. In the same line of thinking, as the Flex stuff evolves, I see the Flash IDE turning into a sort of Photoshop for Flash where graphical assets are designed/maintained, and FlexBuilder 2 (eclipse) becoming the programming environment. So FlexBuilder 2 will be for

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash vs Flex

2005-10-27 Thread Mike Britton
you can create an ActionScript 3 project in Flex Builder that never goes anywhere near the Flex Framework. That's the reason I was soothsaying about FlexBuilder 2 becoming the defacto development environment and the Flash IDE evolving into a tool for design. Eclipse will eclipse the Flash IDE

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash vs Flex

2005-10-27 Thread Mike Britton
Agreed. Quite selfishly, I'd like the following to happen: Blaze joins the Adobe graphics suite of tools and integrates with them in all the obvious ways (video, vector graphics, animation timeline like After Effects, etc). Its Library can export all these assets into FlexBuilder. FlexBuilder /

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash vs Flex

2005-10-27 Thread Mike Britton
1. Map symbols to classes via some kind of package explorer wizard 2. Import existing Libraries from Flash and maintain symbols' package paths 3. Ability to export so you can import into another FlexBuilder installation There may be issues with components/EULA. Those are the biggies. I'm sure

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash vs Flex

2005-10-27 Thread Mike Britton
Not totally sure what you mean by that... Map symbols to classes via some kind of package explorer wizard: if you create a movieclip in Flash, it goes into the Flash Library as a symbol. When you right-click this new symbol in the Library and choose 'properties' you'll see a wizard in which you

Re: [Flashcoders] When migrate to Flash 8?

2005-10-27 Thread Mike Britton
little things that make development quicker Faster compile time being the most important, IMHO. Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash vs Flex

2005-10-27 Thread Mike Britton
ok, in what format is the library saved from the Flash IDE? Right now from what I know it isn't possible to save a Library from the IDE, but if I were to venture a guess I'd say this would be possible using JSFL. If so, a resulting XML and SWC would make sense. Mike

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash vs Flex

2005-10-27 Thread Mike Britton
I think a Library plugin is a logical requirement if MM really wants to improve workflow. Hopefully it will be considered for FB2/8.5 update. Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Debugging wih FAMES?

2005-10-31 Thread Mike Britton
Learning FlexBuilder 2 can coincide with your FAMES learning because it all happens in the same IDE (Eclipse). I don't recommend switching entirely unless you don't plan to release anything until Flex 2 comes out (Jan?). Flex is simply another way to develop apps on the Flash Platform. (It's

Re: [Flashcoders] Debugging wih FAMES?

2005-11-01 Thread Mike Britton
Learning FlexBuilder 2 can coincide with your FAMES learning because it all happens in the same IDE (Eclipse). There is really no difference between FAMES and FlexBuilder 2 in terms of IDE. That's why I said it was probably a good idea for Brent to continue using FAME, but not consider doing so

Re: [Flashcoders] Dynamic Loading Images

2005-11-07 Thread Mike Britton
I use AMFPHP and this little ditty: ?php /* -- AMFPHP Service Class - directoryReader.php I return an array of filenames Author: Mike Britton 05/19/05 Methods:: getFiles */ class directoryReader { function

Re: [Flashcoders] [OTAnn] Feedback

2005-11-07 Thread Mike Britton
Wait -- I HEARD THIS WAS THE NEXT BIG THING! ;) Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Questions Using MVC Pattern with Flash

2005-11-09 Thread Mike Britton
You'll quickly get into framework-building, something that can delay your project. Why not use an existing open source framework like ARP? http://www.osflash.org/ARP I've gone the route of employing MVC in every aspect of my architectures, then I discovered the command pattern, which ARP uses.

Re: [Flashcoders] Question from newbie

2005-11-11 Thread Mike Britton
Hi Joan, If you're using the timeline, try adding this actionscript to a keyframe at the end of your animation: stop(); getURL(http://google.com;); Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Questions Using MVC Pattern with Flash

2005-11-11 Thread Mike Britton
The Command pattern is a true design pattern, while MVC is an architectural pattern. It's difficult to explain how one could be used in place of the other because the Command pattern can be used inside an MVC design/architecture. Similarly, MVC can be used inside a Command. I believe Brent's

[Flashcoders] AS2Lib Examples

2005-11-11 Thread Mike Britton
Does anyone have a basic AS2Lib example application they don't mind sharing? Coming from an ARP perspective, AS2Lib looks like it provides the same benefits, but the learning curve is harder. I'm checking out the API docs now and it looks pretty deep. I like how it has a testing framework built

Re: [flashcoders] Q for the Pro's: How did you learn flash?

2005-11-21 Thread Mike Britton
I'm not a pro, but speaking of influential books: OOPWAS! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735711836/002-9062480-9398441?v=glancen=283155n=507846s=booksv=glance I was doing procedural MVC with fusebox when I read / became obsessed with Object-Oriented Programming with Actionscript by Branden

Re: [Flashcoders] Firefox flash plugin problem?

2005-12-01 Thread Mike Britton
Do you have fonts embedded, and if so have you included all the right characters? Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] zooming application

2005-12-02 Thread Mike Britton
If it were me, rather than reinvent the wheel (this is a common need) and if I had a budget, I'd go for Zoomify Enterprise: http://www.zoomify.com/enterprise/ Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Firefox flash plugin problem?

2005-12-02 Thread Mike Britton
Flash has had this problem for years. I wish MM would either fix it or do away with the idea. It's definitely cost me time and caused my users headaches. Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] targeting classes in a loaded swf

2005-12-03 Thread Mike Britton
I'd look into LocalConnection. It sounds like you're trying to figure out how to avoid dependencies between objects, which (to me) makes sense. Rather than over-design and make things work in a complicated way, you can use LocalConnection to init your child clips from your controller:

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash is a single-threaded app? Maybe it's just the AVM? or...

2005-12-08 Thread Mike Britton
It scares me too, but so does UI lock, something that's been happening to me a lot lately. Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] anchors in dynamic textfield?

2005-12-15 Thread Mike Britton
In the past I've simulated anchors with a ScrollPane using its vPosition property and duplicated clips inside the ScrollPane. However I agree it would be nice if TextArea had the ability to anchor. You could use asfunction to control the textArea's vPosition based on a variable you pass in. The

Re: [Flashcoders] flash and cfm

2005-12-20 Thread Mike Britton
Looks like you're running into the character limit of URL strings. I second Jason's recommendation of remoting. Either that or use coldfusion to write XML files. Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash does not run when wmode is transparent and div is hidden

2006-01-04 Thread Mike Britton
I never use wmode transparent -- it's buggy and broken. Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Stage.height Misreporting

2006-01-05 Thread Mike Britton
Try using setInterval Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Using the $ sign at the beginning of a variable

2006-01-12 Thread Mike Britton
Nothing in particular - just a style of naming vars. I don't do it because it looks too much like PHP and I get disoriented. I recall seeing this technique used to distinguish public from private vars, but I think it went out of favor when AS2 came out. On 1/12/06, Ryan Luce [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [Flashcoders] embed SWF with PHP

2006-01-17 Thread Mike Britton
Pumping the object and embed tags into a DIV's innerHTML using AJAX is one possibility. You could also write the object and embed tags with an external JavaScript. This would prevent the source from being viewed and is probably an easier option given its all on the client. It's impossible to

[Flashcoders] Preview window: always full screen?

2006-01-24 Thread Mike Britton
I apologize if this has been covered, but can someone tell me how to make the Flash IDE preview window launch fullscreen? I have dynamically-scaling apps I need to test without causing a resize event to trigger by making the damn window larger. This is killing me! Thanks in advance, Mike

Re: [Flashcoders] Re: AMFPHP for commercial projects

2006-01-26 Thread Mike Britton
It's the legal issue -- this implies risk where other options don't. Personally I love AMFPHP and have never observed it blowing up; it's far faster than ColdFusion remoting in my experience. Legal issues aside, I'd go with it for enterprise-scale projects. Mike On 1/26/06, Simen Brekken

Re: [Flashcoders] Re: AMFPHP for commercial projects

2006-01-26 Thread Mike Britton
Any would-be lawyers lurking here who could once and for all help us resolve this issue? Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Re: AMFPHP for commercial projects

2006-01-26 Thread Mike Britton
Because they have a capable competing language, ColdFusion. It would be like bringing a product to market and then releasing a free version of the same thing. Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Re: AMFPHP for commercial projects

2006-01-26 Thread Mike Britton
If that is their approach, it inhibits AMFPHP which is itself oppressive. Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] array question

2006-01-26 Thread Mike Britton
FruitArray = [apples, pears, watermelons, oranges, peaches]; for (i=0; iFruitArray.length; i++) { if (FruitArray[i] == oranges) { trace(i); } } hth, Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] AMFPHP for commercial projects

2006-01-26 Thread Mike Britton
AMFPHP is really straightforward code -- any PHP programmer worth his salt could go in and fix if needed. It also keeps the option of moving to CF or Java open, since your AS2 will be the same. The project has picked up again and has been out of beta for some time. Mike

Re: [Flashcoders] Microsoft Sparkle

2006-01-26 Thread Mike Britton
Agreed, well put. Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] ActionScript Cheatsheet Update (new URL)!

2006-01-27 Thread Mike Britton
Nice! It would be great if each element was a link to the docs! Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] How to call functions in sequence

2006-01-28 Thread Mike Britton
function1() { function2(); } function2() { function3(); } You could also use onEnterFrame to conditionally check for flags indicating the progress of execution: var f1Fired = false; var f2Fired = false; var f3Fired = false; this.onEnterFrame = function() { if (f1Fired) {

Re: [Flashcoders] How to call functions in sequence

2006-01-28 Thread Mike Britton
The more of them you use, the slower the performance. ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] How to call functions in sequence

2006-01-28 Thread Mike Britton
Yes, don't think in terms of avoiding functions. If something needs to be repeated, it's a candidate for a function. Performance is important for a game, but if an app's object-orientated design makes it a millisecond slower than procedural (inline) code, that's acceptable if you get the

Re: [Flashcoders] v2 components - are you kidding me?

2006-02-01 Thread Mike Britton
mCom components are an attractive alternative: http://www.metaliq.com/mCOM/ These were formerly known as 'glic'. Supposedly they are easier to skin, too. Mike On 2/1/06, Meinte van't Kruis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: 'something that can play nicely with stuff that other people are likely to

Re: [Flashcoders] v2 components - are you kidding me?

2006-02-01 Thread Mike Britton
Ghostwire's are fast and simple, but the deprecated AS1 syntax makes me wonder how good they'll fit with a new project. Are there plans to update these components? Mike ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] v2 components - are you kidding me?

2006-02-01 Thread Mike Britton
Much of AS1 isn't deprecated, but that's just how I think of it. Sorry if it seemed like I was declaring AS1 deprecated because it isn't (officially). The point I wanted to make was that it makes me nervous to use AS1 stuff for practical reasons, one being the *likelihood* AS1 contains much

Re: [Flashcoders] How to alter all movieClips with as2

2006-02-02 Thread Mike Britton
class someObj extends MovieClip { public var someProperty:String; function someObj() {} } ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] MovieclipTween120.mxp from http://laco.wz.cz/tween/

2006-02-09 Thread Mike Britton
Fuse is giving this error: Error opening URL http://www.mosessupposes.com/2004/sequencer/version.xml; Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

Re: [Flashcoders] MovieclipTween120.mxp from http://laco.wz.cz/tween/

2006-02-09 Thread Mike Britton
Apologies to this list -- I solved the problem. Just change the path to the version xml file to your local path com\mosesSupposes\util\sequencer\documentation in Sequencer.as. Works great! Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your

Re: [Flashcoders] MovieclipTween120.mxp from http://laco.wz.cz/tween/

2006-02-09 Thread Mike Britton
I found the download here: http://www.mosessupposes.com/2004/sequencer/index2.html This ARE the right files, right? Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

Re: [Flashcoders] Using Cairngorm, good idea?

2006-02-13 Thread Mike Britton
I think ARP http://osflash.org/arp would work well with this, too. It would make it easier to reapproach the code later. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

Re: [Flashcoders] Podcasts

2006-02-21 Thread Mike Britton
For Flash, I like Eric Dolecki's: http://www.ericd.net Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders Brought to you by Fig Leaf Software

Re: [Flashcoders] How can I display a tall document?

2006-02-22 Thread Mike Britton
Make a ScrollPane width and height equal to Stage.width and Stage.height of a fullscreen app and load a clip containing your text field into the ScrollPane. You could also send the new textfield height to JavaScript and dynamically resize the object and embed (I think, though I'd probably never

Re: [Flashcoders] How often do you use components? Or do you use it at all?

2006-02-26 Thread Mike Britton
I use the v2 components because I really don't like reinventing the wheel. Unless you're creating a component set as a standalone product, I don't see the value in making your own combobox, data grid, etc. Educational, but a waste of time. Another reason I use the v2's: they will be versioned,

Re: [Flashcoders] mailto is not working

2006-02-27 Thread Mike Britton
Better yet, don't use mailto: at all. Personally I don't like when Outlook opens from links. It's disruptive. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

Re: [Flashcoders] Attaching code to buttons already on stage

2006-02-27 Thread Mike Britton
var universalButtonHandler = new Object(); universalButtonHandler.click = function(eventObject) { trace(click!); trace(eventObject.target); // get button name // Logic here } btn00.addEventListener(click, universalButtonHandler); btn01.addEventListener(click, universalButtonHandler);

Re: [Flashcoders] How often do you use components? Or do you use it at all?

2006-02-27 Thread Mike Britton
I meant distribution / EULA concerns, not the ability to look at the code. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders Brought to you by

Re: [Flashcoders] Focus within the Browser

2006-02-27 Thread Mike Britton
No - just when you receive it. When you lose focus, onblur is called. The event handler would look like var obj00 = document.getElementById (oid); obj00.onblur = function() { alert(Embed tag has lost focus); } On 2/27/06, Claudia Barnal [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks Mike,

Re: [Flashcoders] Focus within the Browser

2006-02-27 Thread Mike Britton
I would look at onClick as the event handler if a mouse click is the entry point. Both object and embed tags support it, but don't forget that the code I showed only works in Mozilla if the embed tag is taken out of the object tag. I'd have to work more with it to come up with anything more

Re: [Flashcoders] Q:Add tracking to dynamic text

2006-03-01 Thread Mike Britton
I've never heard of this being possible with dynamic text fields. With regular text fields you simply adjust the value with the IDE, of course. If it is possible I'd like to know myself. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your

Re: [Flashcoders] {Business/Workflow} The use of mock prototypes

2006-03-01 Thread Mike Britton
Thorough prototyping is so key. I made a prototyping tool for internal use that allows people to discuss prototype screens. This allows the designer to follow a discussion between users, creating elements as they are requested. I got the inspiration from success with FLiP - style development

Re: [Flashcoders] RIA patent granted

2006-03-02 Thread Mike Britton
All your innovations are belong to us Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders Brought to you by Fig Leaf Software Premier Authorized

Re: [Flashcoders] How does goowy do it? (HTML in Flash)

2006-03-04 Thread Mike Britton
Does anyone have a working example of the Drumbeat comp? All I know is if you need to drop a div on top of your flash app using FSCommand, you may as well build the app with AJAX. I didn't see online examples of this component, just screenshots. Can someone set me straight? Mike

Re: [Flashcoders] RE: rich text box

2006-03-06 Thread Mike Britton
This one looks nice: http://www.flashloaded.com/flashcomponents/flashtexteditor/ Pricey though for a component. hth, Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

Re: [Flashcoders] Newbiew question AS3

2006-03-06 Thread Mike Britton
Adobe Labs http://labs.macromedia.com/ is the place to go for demos and examples. there isn't a build of flex for osx It would be consistent with Eclipse's cross-platform standing if one were eventually made available. Flex Builder 2 should install on any machine ColdFusion can install on.

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash / Flex / ActionScript Podcasts?

2006-03-09 Thread Mike Britton
I did one, but I think the most interesting development podcasts involve more than one person. Conversation between more than one developer is compelling; the pontifications of one person are weak, at best. I'm still trying to figure out the medium. Mike

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash / Flex / ActionScript Podcasts?

2006-03-10 Thread Mike Britton
Eric Dolecki's is the best out there right now. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders Brought to you by Fig Leaf Software Premier

Re: [Flashcoders] Accordion Component

2006-03-11 Thread Mike Britton
Here's some code I snipped out of one of my apps that uses the accordion. I'm sure it can be simplified. var childWidth:Number = 300; var childHeight:Number = 200; main_ac.setSize(300,400); main_ac.createChild(View,latest,{label: Posts}); main_ac.createChild(View,latestComments,{label: Latest

Re: [Flashcoders] 8.5 player and javascript

2006-03-27 Thread Mike Britton
I suggest switching to the flash.external (ExternalInterface) package. This seems to be *the way* to do it in AS3. I use it currently in AS2 and it works really well. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or

Re: [Flashcoders] Actionscript 2 - suitable for designers?

2006-03-27 Thread Mike Britton
Knowing AS2 well would also make it easier to learn architectural frameworks for Flash applications (ARP and Cairngorn). These allow you to fully experience the benefits of OOP, and you get the added bonus of a developer community around any given framework to answer specific questions. Mike

Re: [Flashcoders] Recommendation on good AS 2.0 framework code?

2006-03-29 Thread Mike Britton
ARP: http://www.osflash.org/arp Cairngorn: http://www.macromedia.com/devnet/flex/articles/cairngorm_pt1_02.html William Gibson: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Gibson_%28novelist%29 - respect! Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change

Re: [Flashcoders] PayPal issues

2006-04-01 Thread Mike Britton
Thanks Dave, that's good to know. You have to love when a company stops supporting a product and fails to notify us about it. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

Re: [Flashcoders] Local Connection Object problem

2006-04-11 Thread Mike Britton
I've also had problems when there's more than one instance of your application active. If the name of the LC is the same across applications it can result in windows stealing LC's from each other. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change

Re: [Flashcoders] RE:Flashcoders] Extending Array Question

2006-04-18 Thread Mike Britton
class com.ArrayExtension extends Array { public function ArrayExtension() { super() var argString = arguments[0].split(,); for(var i=0; i argString.length; i++) push(argString[i]); } } Usage: var arEx = new ArrayExtension(one,two,three);

Re: [Flashcoders] ExternalInterface

2006-04-19 Thread Mike Britton
Sorry about the crappily-formatted code - I'm writing it in GMail! FLASH: import flash.external.ExternalInterface; class blah { var instance:Object = new Object(); // Function alias for JavaScript var methodName:String = goToCuePoint; // Function alias for Actionscript var

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash Layout Manager

2006-04-26 Thread Mike Britton
I hear ya. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders Brought to you by Fig Leaf Software Premier Authorized Adobe Consulting and

[Flashcoders] MXNA

2006-04-28 Thread Mike Britton
What's going on with MXNA? It looks like the server is down. http://weblogs.macromedia.com/mxna/index.cfm Mike -- http://www.mikebritton.com ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

Re: [Flashcoders] Required Actionscript Programmers

2006-05-02 Thread Mike Britton
As a precautionary measure, I never work with people who use the word 'gr8'. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders Brought to you

Re: [Flashcoders] eLearning Standards Guide?

2006-05-02 Thread Mike Britton
Although e-learning is interesting, a call for these kinds of standards is probably more appropriate on a design list or discussion forum, not flashcoders imho (please correct me if I'm wrong). That is, unless the question relates to coding or best practices. Mike

Re: [Flashcoders] retrieving names of external files in a folder (or is there something similar to Directors getNthFileNameInFolder())

2006-05-03 Thread Mike Britton
I made a very basic directory scraper class way back. I use this with AMFPHP. http://www.randomusa.com/flash/downloads/directoryScraper.zip hth, Mike On 5/3/06, Mikael Wirén [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi gang, I´m slowly finding the pros (can admit there are some =) and cons of Flash I´m

Re: [Flashcoders] Q:del.icio.us API

2006-05-03 Thread Mike Britton
The API is under development and it requires authentication. I looked into it and it's pretty simple: http://del.icio.us/api/posts/get?tag=humor ...returns an XML object like this: posts dt=2006-05-03 tag=humor user= post href= description= hash= others=2 tag=humor time=2006-05-03T15:14:14Z/

Re: [Flashcoders] Q:del.icio.us API

2006-05-03 Thread Mike Britton
This may be a dumb question, but how would HTTP basic authentication be handled through AS2? Wouldn't it have to go through some kind of server-side proxy? Mike Britton On 5/3/06, Mike Chambers [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I am in the process of building an ActionScript 3 library to wrap

Re: [Flashcoders] Q:del.icio.us API

2006-05-04 Thread Mike Britton
Mike, can it be done with AS2? Mike Britton On 5/4/06, Troy Rollins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On May 4, 2006, at 1:01 PM, Mike Chambers wrote: Also, I am doing this in AS3, not AS2. You wouldn't happen to be doing this in AS3 on a Mac, would you Mike? ;-) (Still waiting for a flex beta

Re: [Flashcoders] Q:del.icio.us API

2006-05-05 Thread Mike Britton
be to build an API around the query strings. _xml.load(http://del.icio.us/api/posts/get?tag=humor); This technique is a bit sketchy though. M. On 5/4/06, Mike Britton [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Mike, can it be done with AS2? Mike Britton On 5/4/06, Troy Rollins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote

Re: [Flashcoders] ads inside a SWF

2006-05-07 Thread Mike Britton
Do it! (Disclaimer: I have no legal training...) Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders Brought to you by Fig Leaf Software

Re: [Flashcoders] XML Parsing

2006-05-25 Thread Mike Britton
How many nodes are in the XML file? Can you post the code that does the parsing? Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders Brought

Re: [Flashcoders] XML Parsing

2006-05-25 Thread Mike Britton
; } -- -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Mike Britton Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 10:18 AM To: Flashcoders mailing list Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] XML Parsing How many nodes are in the XML file? Can you post the code that does the parsing? Mike

Re: [Flashcoders] self published.

2006-05-30 Thread Mike Britton
Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but it would be possible to make a connection between servers using LocalConnection. You'd have to ensure your client swf was assigned an id to authenticate their application to access the data. There would have to be a security model, in other words.

Re: [Flashcoders] re: self published

2006-05-31 Thread Mike Britton
Good luck Thomas. From a high-level perspective, your server flash element can create a localconnection to receive, and your client flash element can do the sending. In the data can be the type of action required, allowing for a switch statement to route it properly, as well as the data itself

Re: [Flashcoders] self published.

2006-06-01 Thread Mike Britton
Red5 requires a jvm (or jre) on the server, if I read correctly. I've been trying to get my host to install one for shared hosting accounts, and would use this red5 over localconnection if I were lucky enough to have java. Mike ___

Re: [Flashcoders] mp3 play back being sped up

2006-06-06 Thread Mike Britton
The sample rate shopuld be 44.1Khz. You may need to resample your audio before you create the mp3. I've also had problems using variable bitrate. hth, Mike Britton ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search

Re: [Flashcoders] anyone using mCom?

2006-06-07 Thread Mike Britton
Could someone please email these .mxps to me so I can do a visual inspection? ;-) Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders Brought

Re: [Flashcoders] Stretching Designs - Coded?

2006-06-11 Thread Mike Britton
Aaron, thanks for putting together that example. I made an example of keeping an element in the center of the Stage using zmc_tween along with your technique, something I started doing to add a little depth when the user resizes. Just eye candy. The attachment is your example with zmc_tween

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash and Javascript Interaction

2006-06-12 Thread Mike Britton
I recommend going with ExternalInterface. No external files needed: http://livedocs.macromedia.com/flash/8/main/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm?context=LiveDocs_Partsfile=2200.html However the kit is good and definitely works! Mike ___

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash coders content degrading

2006-06-12 Thread Mike Britton
Not to mention the ability to search through messages (or digests) for keywords of interest. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash coders content degrading

2006-06-13 Thread Mike Britton
Any way you look at it, we're building a searchable repository of both newb and advanced tips. Flash programmers aren't Nazis, marching together as some kind of unified front against all newbies. A community has elements from all skill levels, and if a newbie has a coding question for the

Re: [Flashcoders] Flash coders content degrading

2006-06-13 Thread Mike Britton
I recommend avoiding flashvars and loading the XML using XML2 http://www.gskinner.com/blog/archives/2004/02/the_ultimate_as.html. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive:

[Flashcoders] Yahoo! Maps Flash API

2006-06-14 Thread Mike Britton
I'm getting started with the Yahoo! Flash API, and noticed their Maps mxp doesn't include com.yahoo.maps.widgets.NavigatorWidget. Looks like Yahoo! needs to update their MXP to include this code since there's an article on Adobe about how to use it.

Re: [Flashcoders] growing animation

2006-06-20 Thread Mike Britton
It looks like a lot of onEnterFrame (to position the flower and adjust as it grows) and setInterval for the spawning of the branches. I think the text generation uses setInterval, maybe 100 milliseconds to make it seem like it's being output by a computer. Really beautiful work, I think. Mike

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

2006-06-23 Thread Mike Britton
Seems like a hack to me, from both the AJAX programming and Flash programming perspective. Mike ___ Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com To change your subscription options or search the archive: http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

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