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October 22nd, 2004

Macromedia Flex 1.5

Macromedia announced the new version of Flex. Macromedia Flex 1.5 has lots of new features, some of them are:

  • Charting Components
  • Remote Shared Libraries
  • Flex-Central Integration

Check out the following links for more:

If you want to be notified when Flex 1.5 is out, sign-up here.

Macromedia now offers a non-commercial license for Flex. If you have some doubts regarding who can or can not use Flex under non-commercial license, read the usage scenario.

Abdul Qabiz | No comments

October 21st, 2004

Flash Projector: Stopping multiple instances from running

Sometimes we do not want user to launch multiple instances of a standalone(projector) Macromedia Flash application. A friend of mine had similar requirement and I came with a simple script that stops another instance from running. I am using LocalConnection Object for this and I know, you guessed it right? Yeah its very simple and intuitive approach.

Place the following code on the first frame of the application, before any other code.

var _lc:LocalConnection = new LocalConnection();
if(!_lc.connect("myapp")) {
 //You can handle the event in any way you want,
 //I am here just closing the projector.
 fscommand("quit");
}

So as soon as another instance is launched, it would check if connectionName(myapp) is in use, if yes then it quits. Hope it helps someone.

Abdul Qabiz | No comments

October 18th, 2004

Director resources

Some important Macromedia Director links

Hemant | No comments

October 17th, 2004

UI Patterns and Techniques

“There’s nothing new here.”

If you’ve done any Web or UI design, or even thought about it much, you should say, “Oh, right, I know what that is” to most of these patterns. But a few of them might be new to you, and some of the familiar ones may not be part of your usual design repertoire.

Read this very informative arcticle on UI Patterns and Techniques.

Brajeshwar | No comments

October 13th, 2004

Breeze Preso for Flash Beginners/Intermediates (Recording)

Topic: Tips, Tricks for Flash Beginners/Intermediates
Recording: http://mmusergroup.breezecentral.com/p91876561/
Download: Files

Date: Wednesday, 13th October, 2004
Time: 2:00 pm, Indian Standard Time (GMT + 05:30)

Use this Meeting Schedule Tool to calculate the time zones.
Note: If you’ve never used Macromedia Breeze, get a quick overview.

Brajeshwar | No comments

October 8th, 2004

Shared Library Assets

Recently, I was able to get a quick tutorial on Shared Library Assets. Source download and demo are available too.

Brajeshwar | No comments

October 5th, 2004

Macromedia releases Captivate, erstwhile Robodemo

Macromedia Captivate (erstwhile RoboDemo) automatically records all on-screen actions and instantly creates an interactive Flash simulation. Point-and-click to add text captions, narration, and e-learning interactions without programming knowledge. Captivate can automatically generate text captions for you, allowing you to effortlessly generate fully annotated simulations and demos. You can use these simulations as an effective way to show your applications.

Easily add:

  • Captions, audio, and images
  • Flash animations and video
  • Interactions with branching and scoring
  • Highlights, hyperlinks, rollovers and more

Check out What is New with Captivate.

Brajeshwar | No comments

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