5 articles Tag Actionscript

Flex Multiple Select List with FloatLayout

Flex Multiple Select List with FloatLayout

I thought I’d share a couple small classes that I had to put together recently for a project.

The goal was to create a list of toggle buttons but that would be laid side by side and then wrap at the end of the line. This allows for a really nice multiple selection component in contrast with having just a long list of checkboxes.






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Validate CheckBox and ComboBox in Flex

One of these days I had to create a a dynamic form and validate some of its fields which could be TextInput, TextArea, CheckBox or ComboBox and I thought of using Validators do accomplish this but although for TextInput and TextArea you can easily just use the StringValidator for CheckBox and ComboBox is not so easy to choose which one to use.











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Kindisoft SecureSWF Review

Kindisoft SecureSWF Review

Everyone that uses Flash and specially for distributed applications or games knows that their files can be torn apart, rebranded and redistributed on other machines or domains. This is a big problem for anyone that worked hard to make something unique and even profit from their expertise.

There is no way to 100% protect SWF files, however there are other companies that try to do the opposite by encrypting and obfuscating your compiles SWF’s so that the resulting decompiled files are virtually unusable, some might even crash the decompiler software if not run by a second software that successfully decrypts it.

I’ll be reviewing the Professional edition of Kindisoft SecureSWF because it is the only one that inspired some level of protection for me.











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AS3 Optimization Tips

Recently I finished coding a game and all ran smooth on my iMac 3Ghz but then I tested it on a 2.6Ghz macbook and I noticed the movement of the player was not as smooth and even jumped here and there so I started thinking about optimization and how it is so much more important in games then websites or applications.











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BitmapText Class for FlashPunk

BitmapText Class for FlashPunk

I thought I’d share a couple classes for FlashPunk that work together to achieve creating text from an image with characters in it











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