Posts in category “ActionScript 3”:

Getting a List of Installed Fonts with Flash and Javascript

Posted on July 13, 2010
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, Miscallaneous, Programming | 12 Comments

When implementing the feature in the icalBuddy examples page where the font used for the output examples could be changed interactively I needed to get a list of all the fonts installed on the current user’s computer. This blog post from 2006 explains how to do it, but it refers to the deprecated ActionScript 2 […]

fcshctl: the Flex Compiler Shell Controller

Posted on November 3, 2008
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, jEdit, Programming, Scripts | 21 Comments

Introduction Like I’ve mentioned before in this blog, I develop Flex applications using the Flex SDK and jEdit instead of Adobe’s Flex Builder IDE. This setup has worked very well for me but one annoying issue I’ve had to deal with because of this is the slow compilation speed: every time I make a small […]

Saving and Accessing Version/Compilation Information with Flex Applications

Posted on September 29, 2008
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, Programming | 1 Comment

On several occasions while developing Flash applications I’ve run into problems with proxy/cache servers. The pattern is usually something like this: I notice a bug in an application that only occurs when running it on the server I debug the application, find the bug and issue a fix I deploy the new version that contains […]

Mac OS X Mouse Wheel Support for ActionScript 3 Flash Applications (v.2+)

Posted on April 26, 2008
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, Mac, Programming | 75 Comments

So I’ve finally updated the solution I’ve made earlier for enabling Mac OS X mouse wheel support in Flex applications to a second version. I didn’t want to continue adding stuff into the original post, so I decided to write a separate post just for this new version. As you can see from the title, […]

Collapsible Panel Component for Flex

Posted on January 4, 2008
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, Programming | 25 Comments

Here’s an another post in the same vein as my previous one: this time, the component I’m sharing is a Panel subclass that allows for collapsing and expanding its contents. What this means is that the user can click on the header of the Panel to make it toggle between an open or closed state, […]

Vertical TabNavigator Component for Flex

Posted on January 3, 2008
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, Programming | 43 Comments

I Some time ago ran into a situation with a Flex app I was working on where I needed to use a TabNavigator component, but have its TabBar situated on the left or right side of the ViewStack (instead of on the top, where it is in the default TabNavigator.) I Could not find any […]

ActionScript 3 Support for jEdit’s SideKick Plugin Through Exuberant Ctags

Posted on October 9, 2007
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, jEdit, Programming | 5 Comments

Today VeryVito made a post on his blog that I had been waiting for a while now: he had just written ActionScript 3 support for Exuberant Ctags, which means proper SideKick plugin support for jEdit when editing AS3 with it. He also made nicer icons for use with the CtagsSideKick, so you should definitely check […]

Flex SDK Language Reference Helper Macro for jEdit

Posted on October 1, 2007
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, jEdit, Mac, Programming | Leave a Comment

VeryVito at has been writing lately about customizing jEdit for writing ActionScript, which is exactly what I’ve also been doing. A While ago he posted macros for referencing the help files that came with Flash CS3. Well, I don’t have Flash CS3, and I use the Flex SDK to do my ActionScripting, so I […]

OS X Mouse Wheel Support for Flex 2 Applications

Posted on July 6, 2007
Filed under ActionScript 3, Flex, Mac, Programming | 44 Comments

Note: This version of this solution is deprecated. I’ve made a separate post about the new version, which you can find here. In my current job I have been programming user interfaces for applications that display networks of data (as in nodes, links etc.) with the Adobe Flex framework, and the UI paradigm I have […]