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The Gist of Code Sharing

| April 17th, 2013 by Oliver Merk

Agile development teams often need to share code while in the heat of battle.At the high end of the scale, there are publicly-accessible repositories, such as GitHub. Creating a GitHub project is obviously overkill for those wishing to simply pass a few key lines of code to their buddy in the next seat.For stand-alone, runnable demo code, sites like Plunker and JSFiddle  are great. You will see references…

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Getting started with AIR and BB10 - New Toronto Group

Getting started with AIR and BB10

| May 23th, 2012 by Rod Nolan

I just started to play with the latest BB10 SDK for Adobe AIR. I had a couple of issues right away so I’m going to document them here to save you the headache. First, make sure you download the correct SDK. Sounds simple, I know, but it wasn’t immediately apparent that there are currently two different SDKs available for download. BlackBerry PlayBook SDK for Adobe AIR, easy to find but not the…

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Fixing "Unknown Problem" in Adobe Flash Builder

| March 16th, 2012 by Chad Upton

By Chad Upton - senior consultantI'm not sure what causes it, but I was seeing it a lot for a while.When it first appeared, I checked google to see if anyone else had the same problem. No luck there. Then I talked to Derek Santos and Alain Thibodeau and they had seen it as well. Here's what we've found takes care of it: Close all open tabs in Flash Builder (middle click on tab or left click on the…

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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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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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Flex IMXMLObject Interface - New Toronto Group

Flex IMXMLObject Interface

| January 06th, 2012 by Derek Santos

[cc lang="actionscript3"]function initialized(document:Object, id:String):void;[/cc]Here is Adobe's documentation for this function:"Called after the implementing object has been created and all component properties specified on the MXML tag have been initialized."What this means is that once the parent is created and has intialized its properties, it will pass a reference of the parent to your IMXMLObject…

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Flex Mobile: Skinning the ActionBar - New Toronto Group

Flex Mobile: IconItemRenderer Example

| January 05th, 2012 by Alain Thibodeau

Here is an example of using IconItemRenderer in the simplest form: MyIconItemRenderer.mxml 12345678910 HomeView.mxml 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344

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The Gist of Code Sharing - New Toronto Group

Adobe's Flex Future

| August 26th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

By Oliver Merk - Principal Consultant Despite the rumors, Adobe hasn't quite thrown up their hands and accepted the HTML5 future envisioned by so many. In the following article, Andrew Shorten lauds the Flex Mobile framework and rails against the Flash FUD that Adobe always takes seriously.Looks like Adobe could use more developers in its Flex corner. Maybe a Flash Builder for Linux after all, Andrew?http://blogs.adobe.com/flex/2011/08/flex-where-were-headed.htmlWhat…

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Flex Mobile: Skinning the ActionBar - New Toronto Group

Generate a Certificate with ADT and ANT

| August 10th, 2011 by Alain Thibodeau

By Alain Thibodeau - ConsultantAIR and mobile applications need to be signed. Most of the time we use the same self-signed certificate to package our applications. There are times when you may want to use a different self-signed certificate or create one on the fly. This is possible using ADT and ANT.Adobe's documentation states the ADT certificate command use like this:adt -certificate -cn name -ou…

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Flex IMXMLObject Interface - New Toronto Group

Customizing Perspectives in Eclipse

| August 05th, 2011 by Derek Santos

By Derek Santos - ConsultantThe other day I found myself going through the annoying process of creating a class/file that was unrelated to my current eclipse perspective.   After choosing "other", then going through various menus I thought to myself, there must be an easier way to do this.  So I dug around and noticed you can customize your perspective by including or excluding language features and…

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