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There are two ways to load content into Flex’s HTML control. The first is to set assign the htmlText property some HTML. The second is to set the location property to the URL of the site you wish to load. The two are mutually exclusive, as described in the ActionScript 3 Reference here. Speaking specifically […]

Saturday, March 12th, 2011 at 07:59 1 comment

I love being able to drag-and-drop files or directories onto my AIR apps and have it recursively process all of the files in the directory structure. This is handy for batch file processing utilities, which seems to be a common theme in many of my AIR apps. The first thing you need to do is […]

Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 20:57 3 comments

Reading and writing files is something I do in almost every AIR application I write. It has become my language of choice to write batch file processing applications in. Here are a few of the methods I use most commonly when reading and writing files. These are divided into two main groups, binary files and […]

Thursday, March 10th, 2011 at 20:36 0 comments

One of my ongoing weekend projects is an AIR chat application, recently rechristened “JUICE” a.k.a. “John’s Ultimate Internet Chat Experience”. I realize that may only be the case for myself, but the project has been very educational and entertaining for me. The initial release used AIR/Flex as the front-end, ColdFusion and MySQL for the backend, […]

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 14:05 9 comments

I’ve been pretty busy the past two months finishing up a project for my client.  I may have mentioned it before, but their creative vision is pretty intense (especially considering this is an in-house app… in my limited experience I’ve never seen so many resources allocated toward getting the look and feel of an in-house […]

Sunday, July 12th, 2009 at 16:10 0 comments

This is part two of a two part series. See part one, Messaging with Flex/ColdFusion via BlazeDS : Part 1 (CF configuration) This installment will go over setting up messaging in Flex, and assumes everything is working correctly on the server. Recall I will be covering two scenarios. A client-publish/client-subscribe model, and a server-publish/client-subscribe model. […]

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009 at 13:20 0 comments

Flex 3 Component Solutions, subtitled Build Amazing Interfaces with Flex Components, by Jack Herrington is an interesting read.  Though I worry that the content will become somewhat dated (moreso than a book that covers Flex in a more general light) as time goes on and the community comes out with ever more inspiring custom components. […]

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 at 08:19 0 comments

I wanted to put this little tidbit out for boosting Flex Builder’s performance on all platforms.  I was ecstatic when I got my new desktop this past June (quad-core, 12MB cache, etc., etc.) and the build process flew.  It was awesome (see complaints in previous post about my laptop seeming like a dinosaur in comparison), […]

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 at 19:54 0 comments

I started this post a few months ago while I was working on an AIR application that uploads files to a remote server (by way of an upload script).  I ran into this error, Error #2044: Unhandled IOErrorEvent; text=Error #2038: File I/O Error,  which caused me considerable grief until I discovered the simple solution.  I got […]

Monday, October 13th, 2008 at 19:58 7 comments

I created a new site where I hope to start posting screencasts of some of the training I’ve been working on.  Nothing great yet, but I hope I can build up a helpful library over time.  More than anything it helps me understand these concepts better. URL updated. Well, here it is: http://flexplanations.com You’ll need […]

Friday, August 15th, 2008 at 20:21 3 comments