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How to Disable Design View in Flash Builder - New Toronto Group

How to Disable Design View in Flash Builder

| January 30th, 2012 by Chad Upton

By Chad Upton - senior consultantDisable Flash Builder's "Design Mode" if you want to save some memory or avoid some errors that some plugins cause when using design view. It's pretty straight forward, go to the Window menu and click "Enable Design Mode" to remove the checkmark:

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Posted in design mode, design view, disable, error, flash builder, memory | 1 Comments

Flex Mobile: Skinning the ActionBar - New Toronto Group

Flex Mobile: Skinning the ActionBar

| January 25th, 2012 by Alain Thibodeau

By Alain Thibodeau - ConsultantIn a Flex mobile application, the ActionBar is the main bar at the top which contains several content areas. These areas consists of the titleDisplay, actionGroup, titleGroup and navigationGroup skin parts. With a custom skin you can move these skin parts where you need them and add background images.I first hit Photoshop and created my visuals for the ActionBar as shown…

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Posted in Actionscript, AIR, flash builder, Flex, Mobile | 10 Comments

How to Disable Design View in Flash Builder - New Toronto Group

Creating an HRule in MXML with Spark Components

| January 10th, 2012 by Chad Upton

By Chad Upton - senior consultantAlthough there is an MX HRule component, there is not a Spark equivalent. You could still use the mx component, but it's better to use a vector graphic for something as simple as a straight line -- particularly if you're building a mobile application.For a horizontal rule, you can simple set the width of the line, the color, and the weight (stroke/thickness).[cc lang="mxml"…

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Posted in 4.6, Flex, hrule, line, mx, sdk, solidcolorstroke, spark, vector, vrule | 0 Comments

Flex IMXMLObject Interface - New Toronto Group

Flex IMXMLObject Interface

| January 06th, 2012 by Derek Santos

This hidden gem in Flex can really help keep your MXML code clean and separated from your view logic. A great way to use it is to encapsulate your view logic into a ViewHelper. IMXMLObject has only one function.

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Posted in Actionscript, Flex, IMXMLObject, ViewHelper | 0 Comments

Flex Mobile: Skinning the ActionBar - New Toronto Group

Flex Mobile: IconItemRenderer Example

| January 05th, 2012 by Alain Thibodeau

For Flex mobile applications you should use the mobile optimized item renderers. The default base class for mobile renderers is the LabelItemRenderer. Extending this is the IconItemRenderer, which is a handy renderer that includes an icon area, label and message.

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