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May 9, 2013 - 2 comments

Flash Builder 4.7 Crashes on Startup

A little issue I seem to bump into every now and then so made sense to write a quick post about. Sometimes I find when I open up Flash Builder it will load the workbench then show me the full program for a split second before crashing. Simple fix is to move the .metadata file out of the workspace to let me open up the application again. On a mac you'll find it in Documents/Adobe Flash Builder 4.7.

March 27, 2013 - No Comments!

Wordwrap between Textfields AS3

On a project we're currently working on I was required to animate character input using sprite sheets to handle the animation of the characters. This was done by using textfields hidden to the user and animating their input. One of the features required was wordwrap so here is a simple way to create the appearance of wordwrapping between 2 separate fields...

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January 13, 2012 - No Comments!

Flash Bug: Flash HTMLText Jumps on RollOver

Working on a project where the html text of a field would appear to jump/ contract on rollover. It appears the issue occurs when a dynamic textfield has autoSize set to true. There is a simple fix by setting autoSize to false after the text has been set.This may play with the height of the textfield if it is dynamically sizing so to fix this I add in the following code...

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January 3, 2012 - No Comments!

Code Snippet – Get Day in Year

Small code snippet that calculates the number of the selected day in the overall year (e.g. 1st Feb is the 32nd day of the year).

function getDayInYear(day:int,month:int,year:int):int
var day:int = day;
var month:int = month;
var year:int = year;
var dias:Array = [31,28,31,30,31,30,31,31,30,31,30];
if(year%4 == 0 && month > 1)
for(var i:int = 0;i < month;i++) day+=dias[i]; return day; }

June 9, 2011 - No Comments!

WCK Pure AS3 Example with Contact Events

The WCK framework is something I used recently on the Blackberry Playbook version my Susie Starfish app. Moving into the world of physics is a big step for any flash dev and I feel the WCK framework is a good way to get up to speed on some of the basics.

Moving onwards I wanted to be able to appreciate how the framework works a little more so I could begin to program aspects myself through pure code in a way that was more familiar to me than the Box2DAS port. My reasoning is that I just wanted to be a little more in control for when I come to memory management and the general interactivity of the project. The following code snippet is a quick example of a box falling onto the ground and firing off the events related to such an activity.

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May 5, 2011 - No Comments!

Fonts Disappear from Textfields In Flash CS5

This is a small issue I seem to run into when I use the Flash CS5 IDE. I'll create a text field at some point in the project only to come back the next day to find that it won't display the text. Only something I can put down to as a glitch in Flash. A simple fix I found today was to move the file and reopen it - and yep.. the fonts come back. No idea why but seems to be an issue a few people have run into, hope this helps some people out.

April 4, 2011 - No Comments!

2011… Year to be a Flash Dev with some emerging technology… Thank you Apple

Over the last couple of weeks I've had some free time on my hands and wanted to see what was going on in the Flash community of late. It seems like the guys on the Adobe Evangelist team have got it right when they said the year would be a good one for Flash devs (not that any of us were sweating right!). With lots of cool projects on the Flash horizon I thought I'd put together a quick post on some interesting projects I'd been able to play with and those I'd seen on the radar.

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