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August 23, 2011

Flash Player 10.3.183.5 Bug:Severe TextField WordWrap

Filed under: Flash 10.3 — Tags: , — Li YongFei @ 4:30 am

Sunny posted a Flash Player 10.3's bug in his blog, the bug causing text to display vertically with each letter on each line in TextField instances where the wordWrap property has been set to true. The causes a concern for the Flash Platform in general, because this shows that existing code is basically held hostage to future Adobe Flash Player updates that may break past deployed code.

Sunny has posted the bug to Adobe, here is the link: https://bugbase.adobe.com/index.cfm?event=bug&id=2941694, you can visit the link to get the more infomation.

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HTML5 Animations Showcase: Flash vs. HTML5

Filed under: Flash HTML5 — Tags: , — Li YongFei @ 4:22 am

Via Design Scripting, HTML5 animations available from simple position movement to excellent 3D animations, it is big time for HTML5. Being Flash Developer after seeing HTML 5 animations in action I am amazed.

Here are some HTML5 Animations:

HTML5 to Generate a DNA Structure:

HTML5-DNA-Roll

HTML5 Fireworks effect:

HTML5-fireworks-animation

HTML5 Video Player:

HTML5-Video-player

HTML5 Canvas Sketch

HTML5-drawing

HTML5 Flipbook animation:

HTML5-flipbook-animation

HTML5 CoolClock:

HTML5-Clock

HTML5 pendulum animation:

HTML5-pendulum

HTML5 3D Object rotation

HTMl5-3d-rotation

If you want to get more details and the Animations' page you can visit Design Scripting.

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Flash Tutorial: Tabbed Applications with Effects on Tab Change in Flex

Filed under: Flash Flex, Flash Tutorials — Tags: , — Li YongFei @ 3:34 am

Holly Schinsky has posted a new Flash tutorial in her develope blog, the tutorial named "Flex Mobile Development – Tabbed Applications with Effects on Tab Change". Holly said "Flex 4.5 includes new ViewTransition classes which I’ve blogged about previously and can be used to apply an effect to your view navigation within a ViewNavigator. " in blog.

In her blog, Holly will show you more codes and details, and you can download the full source for this project from HERE

The following is the app's shotscreen:

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August 22, 2011

Flash Tutorial: How to install Facebook Fan Page with flash template

Filed under: Flash Facebook, Flash Tutorials — Tags: , , — Li YongFei @ 4:37 am

This's a very magic things, the active tofocus has posted a new Flash tutorial: How to install Facebook Fan Page with flash template, you should do the following steps:

1. Login or create your facebook account at http://www.facebook.com
   If you do not have a fan page, you can create one at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/create.php

2. For details on creating your app on Facebook ,see http://www.facebook.com/developers/.

  • click "Set Up New App" at top right.
  • Enter the Essential Information with your application name
  • Submit App
  • Edit your app information,import set "Facebook Integration". Use your template path and your application name
  • Click save and then click "Application Profile Page"
  • To add to your fan page, click"Add to My Page",and then select your page to add it

You can download the PDF file and get  the more.

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Flash Tutorial: How to use the Update Framework for Adobe AIR

Filed under: Adobe AIR, Flash Tutorials — Tags: , , — Li YongFei @ 3:28 am

Adobe AIR includes a  very useful feature, it was the addition of an API designed to make better automatic update of the application. This can be very important because not all users have the time (or desire) to return the application site to download the latest version.
This is already routine for operating systems and software that we use in day-to-day as the Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome or TweetDeck.

Leonardo França has posted a very greate tutoril: Using the Update Framework for Adobe AIR, in this tutorial you can use the class ApplicationUpdater and ApplicationUpdaterUI which aims to define the basic functionality to update the applications made with Adobe AIR.

AIR update framework has the API's necessary for you to do this in a practical and functional. Here are the steps:

  1. Periodically checking for updates based on an interval or at the request of the user
  2. Downloading AIR files (updates) from a web source
  3. Alerting the user on the first run of the newly installed version
  4. Confirming that the user wants to check for updates
  5. Displaying information on the new update version to the user
  6. Displaying download progress and error information to the user
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August 19, 2011

New Flash Book: Developing iOS Applications with Flex 4.5

Filed under: Flash Resources — Tags: , , — Li YongFei @ 9:34 am

Here is a new Flash book: Developing iOS Applications with Flex 4.5, This hands-on book walks you through the process of creating an Adobe AIR application for iOS devices from start to finish, using the Flex 4.5.

Developing iOS applications using Adobe Flex 4.5 for mobile will walk you through creating your Flex based iPhone/iPad application. Next, you will learn how to interact with the devices camera, gallery, accelerometer, GPS, multi touch display and native services using Adobe Flex 4.5. Finally, you will learn how to compile your application and deploy to the app store.

The book includes the following contents:

  • Use Flash Builder 4.5 to create and debug a Flex Mobile project
  • Choose a layout option to determine which files Flash Builder autogenerates
  • Explore APIs that enable your app to interact with the camera, accelerometer, and GPS
  • Read and write text files, and create and write to an SQLite database
  • Interact with the browser, place calls, and create emails and text messages
  • Load content into your app with StageWebView
  • Design for iOS with specific UI elements while maintaining one code version for all mobile devices
  • Publish your app to an Apple iOS installer file with Flash Builder

Via Rich Tretola

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August 18, 2011

Flash Resource: Getting Started With Flash Pro

Filed under: Flash Resources — Tags: , , — Li YongFei @ 6:43 am

Jay Armstrong has posted a very useful article in his Adobe blog, the article will tell you how to start Flash Pro, the following are the details:

  1. Flash Pro 5-Step Learning Guide
  2. Identifying the elements of the Flash workspace – This video provides a nice introduction to the various parts of the Flash IU.
  3. Introducing Flash Professional – This video has a nice overview of Flash’s workflow basics, including using the workspace, creating and importing artwork, using symbols and the Timeline, and publishing SWF from your FLA files.
  4. Creating your first Flash professional document – This tutorial is very popular and takes you all the way through your first project in Flash.
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Flash Event: Mobile Application Development with Flex and ColdFusion

Filed under: Flash Event — Tags: , , , — Li YongFei @ 6:14 am

On Monday, August 22, 2011, 7:00 PM. The Flex London User Group are having the Mobile Application Development with Flex and ColdFusion event.

Via The UK ColdFusion User Group

 

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August 17, 2011

Flash Codes: AIR 3 New Feature, Front Facing Camera Support

Filed under: Adobe AIR, Flash Codes — Tags: , — Li YongFei @ 10:50 am

Adobe AIR for mobile has had consistent front facing camera support in AIR 3, Christian Cantrell posted a article to tell you how to use it.

Here is the screenshot:

The codes below shows a simple function that will return the requested camera:

// Get the requested camera. If it cannot be found,
// return the device's default camera instead.
private function getCamera(position:String):Camera
{
  for (var i:uint = 0; i < Camera.names.length; ++i)
  {
    var cam:Camera = Camera.getCamera(String(i));
    if (cam.position == position) return cam;
  }
  return Camera.getCamera();
}

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Flash Tutorial: How to Create HTML5 Banner Animation in Adobe Edge

Filed under: Flash HTML5, Flash Tutorials — Tags: , , — Li YongFei @ 4:01 am

Rafiq Elmansy has posted a new Flash tutorial:How to Create HTML5 Banner Animation in Adobe Edge, in the tutorial Rafiq will try to show you how to create aHTML5 banner animation in Adobe Edge using the timeline animation.

Edge is one of the new promising Adobe tools that make it possibleto create HTML5 animation through a timeline and an interface similar to other Adobe applications, such as After Effect. Thus, it makes creating HTML5 animation very easy for designers who do not have any experience with coding, and allows them to create HTML5 animation without having to write a single line of code.

Here are the steps of this tutorial:

Step1: Now, let us start by installing and opening Adobe Edge. From the File menu choose New File. From the Properties panel on the left, set the document width to 550 px and height to 150 px.
Step2: Open the background color picker and set the background to light gray.
Step3: Choose Import from the File menu and open the PS.JPG, a Photoshop icon with 100px x 100px, and place it in the banner as seen below.
Step4: Use the Text tool to write “Photoshop”
Step5: Animate the Photoshop icon and the text through the timeline.
Step6: With the timeline indicator positioned at the beginning of the timeline, move the Photoshop icon image to the top of the stage as below.
Step7: Move the timeline indicator by a few frames and drag the Photoshop icon image to its final position in the stage.
Step8: Move the timeline indicator back to the first frame and select the text on the stage.
Step9: Move the timeline indicator to the end of the Photoshop icon animation. Set the Opacity value to 100%
Step10: In the text animation layer, click the green area that represents the animation and drag it to the right, as in the figure below, to make a delay between the appearing of the Photoshop icon and the text.
Step11: Adding the second icon and text to the animation.
Step12: With the timeline indicator in the same position, select the Photoshop icon image and set its Opacity to 95%, you will notice that a sub-layer for the Opacity value is added to the Photoshop icon layer in the timeline.
Step13: Move the timeline indicator and from the stage, add the Flash icon image above the Photoshop icon.
Step14: Move the timeline indicator to the beginning of the Flash icon animation and select the text “Photoshop”.
Step15: With the timeline indicator in the same position, use the Text tool to write the text, “Flash”.
Step16: Move the timeline indicator where the animation of the Flash icon ends.
Step17: Repeat the steps above with the AI.
Step18: Save the file and you can preview it in the browser from the File > Preview in Browser.

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