[flexcoders] Re: reuse paths shapes in skins

2010-07-09 Thread arocheking
Would using the library and definition tags be the way to go?


[flexcoders] reuse paths shapes in skins

2010-07-08 Thread arocheking
Hi, I've used the common examples to skin my components. So that's going ok. 
But now I want to be able to centralize and reuse pieces.

The most simple thing I may want to do is reuse a shape. 

s:Path data=V 20 L 20 10 Z horizontalCenter=0 verticalCenter=0
s:LinearGradient rotation=90
s:GradientEntry color=0x00 alpha=.9/
s:GradientEntry color=0x00 alpha=.9/

Can I save that path in some way? Do I need to make it it's own skin?

It looks like I can put components in my skins... is that true?

Thanks, I've looked around a bit and am trying to understand some of the finer 
points of skinning.


[flexcoders] Re: reuse paths shapes in skins

2010-07-08 Thread arocheking
I have seen info on skinning subcomponents.
That's easy enough but just doesn't seem very efficient.
I would create a component and a skin for it... just to get a reusable graphic.

[flexcoders] Re: Flex Video and Firefox Issue

2010-01-14 Thread arocheking
In case someone else has this same problem. 
Here is the solution.

set apache to turn off gzip compression 
in httpd.config (or could do it in .htaccess) we added m4v to the following 

# Don't compress images
SetEnvIfNoCase Request_URI \
\.(?:gif|jpe?g|png|m4v)$ no-gzip dont-vary

OR more broadly you could use:

SetEnv no-gzip dont-vary

More info-


But there is a serious other reason, why flv / f4v files are not played in 
Firefox, but in IE and maybe other browsers.

The reason is Apache itself. Even the latest version (2.2.13) - what we have 
freshly compiled for our Sun Sparc Platforms, has a problem to produce the 
correct header for flv files.

This incorporates that Apache - even if you added the correct mime type for flv 
/ f4v files to mime.types or in httpd.conf as AddType - does not add the 
content-length to the http header.

On IE it works fine, the flash player streams until the web server has the flv 
file served completely.

Not so on Firefox, especially not on some Unix Systems. Your Flash Movie Player 
just keeps on telling you he is buffering the movie, though you can trace from 
the apache transfer log, that the file has benn already transmitted completely. 
But the movie won't start at all.

This unexpected behavior occurs even with having in use the same flash player 
version in IE and Firefox.

-- John --

[flexcoders] general tips: port javascript to as3

2009-06-02 Thread arocheking
Hi, I'm considering porting a library over to as3

You don't have to look at this, but if you want to the javascript is here: 

I haven't done this before. I was hoping to get the main general steps to 
convert javascript to as3. I'm thinking, 1) declare data type for the 
variables, 2) define public/private/protected on the methods etc. 3) consider 
breaking some parts into their own classes as needed.