Missile Example

An example how to make seeking missiles in flash.


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Flash vs Silverlight

Many times have I been asked the question, "Should I use Silverlight or Flash?".

Now, I don't want to start off some fanboy discussion or write an article that appears to be biased. I'm a web developer, and I choose the tools best to solve a problem. Having said that, before the question of "Silverlight or Flash?", you should really ask:

HTML or plugin?

  • Does your web app require a large amount of interactivity?
  • What types of media does your app use? (Images, video, sound, animation)
  • Does your media need to be protected?

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Kinetic scrolling example

Flex source code for kinetic scrolling.


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Flex repeaters tutorial

Flex Repeaters can save you a lot of time. As long as they work, but troubleshooting these little guys can be a serious pain in the butt. In this article I'm going to talk about some best practices to avoid some major headaches.


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MNSWF Camp

MNSWF Camp is April 6th in Minneapolis at the Central Library
http://www.mnswf.com/camp/


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FlashBelt coming up

FlashMN will be hosting a table at FlashBelt this year! Look for us there, we'll have some entertainment and a drawing. We will be offering a 2100$ Adobe software giveaway in order to promote the user group.

*NEW* This Wednesday (May 20th), FlashMN will be giving away two free passes!


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Pie Level Creator

A level editor for the pie game.


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Pie Game

This version is a non-4K version of the Pie game. The main difference being that it loads the levels from the database, which is created with the pie level creator.


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Replacement Flex DataGrid

If you've ever built a highly customized project before, using the Flex DataGrid, you'll know how much of a headache it can be.

  • It chokes on sorting 20K or more rows on custom fields like Dates, case-insensitive Strings, or other data types.
  • When you have custom item renderers, you have no easy way of accessing the cell instances.
  • It's nearly impossible to extend or add your own functionality.
  • Editing with it is troublesome and the UI leaves something to be desired.

So I wrote my own.


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URLValidator

In case somebody needs it. Here's a URLValidator. I'm sure there are plenty out there, but it was quick to write, so here it is.

package com.nbilyk.flex.validators {
	import mx.validators.ValidationResult;
	import mx.validators.Validator;
 
	public class URLValidator extends Validator {
		public function URLValidator() {
			super();
		}
 
		private var _invalidUrlError:String = "This is an invalid URL.";
 
		[Inspectable(category="Errors", defaultValue="null")]
 
		/**
		 *  Error message when a string is not a valid url. 


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