Part 1 demonstrates how to get started building a custom pod with Flash Builder and the Flex 3.5 framework. This is great for developers because Flex is a fantastic framework to use for development. However, Flash users are left a bit in the dark because not only do you need to learn ActionScript 3.0 (if you don’t already), but you need to learn Flex/MXML. There’s where Part 2 comes in to play. Part 2 demonstrates how you can still use Flash Professional for development. The source files I used in Part 2 can be downloaded here.
If you are an ActionScript 2.0 developer and don’t want to change, my previous post discusses a hack for using ActionScript 2 to make a custom pod.
Thanks to James Hill for pointing out one more tip: If you are having problems testing locally, this may be a Flash Player security sandbox issue. You need to add your development folder as a “trusted location” (or any parent folder). To do that, click go to this webpage and add your location.
Flex Source Code
A few people has requested the source code for the index.swf file included in the custom pod. Keep in mind this Flex (MXML/ActionScript 3.0). If you wish to modify it, you’ll need to create a Flex 3.5 project (not a Flex 4+). You can download the source here.