Category Archives: Flex SDK

Flex WebService Component Tutorials

I’ve been building my first Flex 4 project this week.

I needed to interact with a soap based .net web service and initially wanted to build my own custom class for loading and parsing the xml formatted resultsets. However i didn’t have as much time as i would have liked so went with the WebService component.

During the course of development i found these two videos which you might find useful if you have to do the same.


Slider For Flash Player 10 On Mobile

Something interesting i discovered today Slider – Flex Framework For Mobile Devices


Skinning & Styling In Flex 3

…Working on a new AIR application and i wanted to use a MenuBar component…

It didn’t quite look right so i set about trying to style and skin it… haha!!!! If only i had realised how much time i would waste! In the end i got 80% of what i wanted done but there’s still an issue that for the love of god i can’t resolve!

Anyway during my quest of much tinkering i found some useful links so thought a post might help all of us…

I’ll try and keep this list updated as i discover more but for now you should always start with the Style Explorer as it shows most of the basic styling options available. So anything you can do there shouldn’t cause too much of a headache to implement in your project.

…and finally… Does anyone have any idea how i can remove the padding/margin/spacing to the left of a MenuBarItem within a MenuBar??? I want to have my first item appear left aligned with the 0,0 position of the MenuBar but there is always a 10-15px gap/spacer/offset which seems to be set by a private constant in MenuBar.as… Do i have to recompile MenuBar.as without this?? PLEASE HELP 🙂

Here’s my code for the extended MenuBar which i’m currently using in my AIR application to allow me to adjust the margin.


Working With Andre’s Latest Flash Player 10 Audio Source

Andre Michelle has released some Flash Player 10 Source Files he used during his FOTB 08 presentation.

I wanted to start experimenting immediately but was unsure about what to do with Flex 3 and the nightly SDK builds (in this case 3.2.0.3457) to enable me to create FP10 content. I luckily found this Promethe’s Blog which explains in some detail what to do.

Just follow it through but substitute the creation of a Flex Project for an Actionscript Project.

Don’t forget to uninstall Flash Player {x.x.x} and replace it with {10.0.0} as detailed on Adobe Labs

It all works for me now so i’m looking forward to some experiments over the weekend…

p.s. Flash Player 10 Debug Versions

p.p.s. HaXe (pronounced Hex) now supports Flash 10 😉 HaXe News …feet don’t fail me now!