Monthly Archives: June 2008

Performance | Advanced DataGrid rendering

In one of my projects there were some custom needs where we wanted to display values in cell based on the data passed. This led us to write custom ItemRenderer’s. Considering that we were creating multiple instances of Containers like Canvas, Box with-in led me to thinking how would Advanced Data Grid, respond to this… Read More »

Spell Checker for Flex

Spelling Plus Library (SPL) is a client-side based spell-checker that is intended to be used by Flash/Flex. View the product page.

Performance | Reducing SWF file size

If you are developing an Enterprise application in Flex, you must be asking yourself “how do i reduce the size of my SWF file?”. This is important because, bigger the file, the more time it will take to load. There are a few ways to do, but one of the ways that is not so… Read More »

Bug – TextInput not capturing repeated keystrokes

I noticed that the “Text” controls i.e. TextInput, TextArea and RichTextEditor are behaving differently capturing Key strokes. This is happening only on Firefox 2.x on Mac OSx 10.4 where repeated keystrokes are not getting captured and holding down the key does not print the character on the screen. This has also been logged with Adobe… Read More »

Flex gets difficult !!

Now that I an over some of the simple things in Flex and started to use this in a real application, I am finding limitations in Flex. Just today, I created my account with Adobe Bug System. While I wait for Adobe to start replying, I am going to use my blog to communicate these… Read More »

“The first real web-based word processor” – Buzzword

Buzzword has been released on Acrobat.com which demos the word processing capabilities over a web application. Good thing about this application is that Adobe has a whole set of Development APIs that can be used in Flex/AIR to provide such capabilities into any application.