Tag Archives: ActionScript 3.0

Your 2012 New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year where you look at all the areas of your life that could use improvement and set some goals. Of course, you have the obligatory eat better, lose weight, learn to play the trombone, etc. However, one area that’s often overlooked is your professional skill set. A good friend/colleague of mine, Danny Patterson, once said: We often spend so much time cutting down trees that we forget to sharpen the axe. While he might not … Continue reading

ActionScript2 pods in Adobe Connect 8

Let me preface this post with: The synchronizing of ActionScript 2 Flash files in Adobe Connect 8 is completely unsupported. It’s recommend you use the Flex 3.5 SDK to build custom pods.  This article is meant to show you a way hack you can use to make your AS2 content sync in an Adobe Connect 8 meeting room.  For more information on building a “real” custom pod, download the Collaboration Builder SDK from the Adobe Connect Developer Center.  Stay tuned … Continue reading

“Cannot create property” error in Flash

I just spent an hour trying to fix this error.  When I finally did, I realized it was a super easy problem and should have only taken 10 seconds to fix.  Hopefully this post helps some else out there… The Setup I’m editing a Flash file that was created by someone else (which is why I was blindsided by this issue).  All the ActionScript is in a number of class files….nothing fancy, though.  I added an image to the stage … Continue reading

Flash Builder 4.5 and the new Flex SDK

If you haven’t heard, Creative Suite 5.5 was just announced.  With it came another exciting announcement: Flash Builder 4.5.  Not only is the Eclipse-based development tool pumped full of new features, but it will ship with an updated SDK.  Below is a look at some of the exciting new features both in Flash Builder and in the new 4.5 SDK.  The features list includes links to additional resources.  We’ll be posting some video too so you have no excuse for … Continue reading

Fixing ActionScript Errors

Fixing ActionScript errors is always a difficult task for new developers.  The cryptic language that Flash likes to communicate back to the user with is not always the easiest to understand.  A typical ActionScript error in Flash Professional will look something like this: Implicit coercion?  It’s pretty obvious why people struggle learning ActionScript.  There are essentially two parts to an ActionScript Error:  The location (on the left) and the description (on the right).  Double-clicking on an error takes you to … Continue reading

Get a free BlackBerry PlayBook!

Research in Motion (RIM) announced at Adobe MAX this  year that you can receive a free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet by successfully submitting an application to the Blackberry App World.  This is a pretty exciting announcement for Flash/Flex developers because the PlayBook is fully supporting Adobe AIR.  This means you can build an AIR application using the BlackBerry Tablet OS SDK, test the application in the simulator, and publish the application to the BlackBerry App World.  Assuming your application meets the … Continue reading