Category Archives: Flash

Robotlegs Rss Reader

last 2 Weeks I was playing with Robotlegs (yeah, again), before using it for the specific project I decide to make couple of examples to fallow the “right” path and of course get input from community experts. The example we are building here gonna be simple rss reader: input field, load button, result.
Required library: robotlegs-framework-v1.4.0.swc
Flash Builder 4 used to run and compile project.
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JSFL move exported symbols to timeline

Couple of days ago I wrote simple jsfl (my first) script to automate the process of moving library symbols with linkage id to main Timeline.
The reason: to show proper loading progress. Was doing it one by one for every project before: uncheck export in frame one, move to main timeline keyframe2.
Once all symbols are moved, using frame one for preloader and after jump to frame 3 for main movie.
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as3 Scaling Image Gallery

I remember ~5-6 years ago when I decide to make my first flash components using actionscript only, scaling image slideshow was one of them.
I got lots of feedback, comments and after that I start my freelance flash development carrier.
In fact, the slideshows, galleries are the flash elements that I’m using almost in all flash projects/websites, so I think it might be useful to share some code for scaling image gallery.
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AS3 Simulating cue points for Sound

update:
pause() method is added, example .fla file is updated.

As far as I know there is no way for adding cue points in flash Sound, but using SoundChannel.position property we can check playhead current position and simulate cue points for Sound.
So I wrote simple utility Class for simulating cue points for Sound Class In AS3.

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Tile background in AS3

Update
Because of for dual screen Capabilities.screenResolutionX returns only size of main screen, setSize method is added in class.
You should set width and height in setBitmap and loadBitmap methods as well.
source files are updated.

Here is the simple class file that allows to set tile background in flash.
Background can be set from both flash IDE library (linkage) and from external path.
Using Capabilities.screenResolutionX and Capabilities.screenResolutionY we can set width and height of background to match the screen size and don’t care for resizing. Continue reading

ToolTip In AS3

Here is the way I made Tooltip for my flash projects.
It’s class attached to library symbol, in order to change skin you have to just modify movieclip in library. Background contains guides for 9 slice scaling.
Update
Example of accessing tooltip from external movie is uploaded with the source files.
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