Swiz Framework : Invoking a WebService call

On June 6, 2010, in Flex, by Anuj Gakhar

As I blogged before, I spent the weekend trying to get my head around Swiz framework. The project I did uses HTTPService and WebService calls to fetch data into the UI. While this sounds pretty straightforward, I came across a little gotcha which I thought I should blog about here.

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First Take at Swiz Framework

On June 6, 2010, in Flex, by Anuj Gakhar

I came across a project at work that was written using Swiz so I decided to spend the weekend getting my head around Swiz Framework for Flex. Swiz is a framework that provides Inversion of Control and Dependency Injection as its killer feature. I have been using Cairngorm for too long now and I was […]

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Flex : Tooltip on Fixed Width DataGrid Columns

On May 21, 2010, in Flex, by Anuj Gakhar

I was displaying some data in a DataGrid and a requirement came up to show tooltips on the columns which had more data than the column width. Since increasing the column width was not an option, the ideal solution was to show the the ellipses (“…”) at the end of the column and the rest […]

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MultiLine Label in Flex

On November 12, 2009, in Flex, by Anuj Gakhar

If you are a Flex developer, you would have come across this issue several times. If you are using the <mx:Label> control and the size of your text is bigger than the size of the container, you will see a cut off version of the text because by default, the Label control does not allow […]

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Flex Vertical TabBar With CornerRadius on Left or Right

On September 11, 2009, in Flex, by Anuj Gakhar

If you are using Flex and want to have a TabBar control that aligns vertically instead of the default “horizontal” behaviour , then you can simply use the “direction” property on the control and make it vertical. You can see an example of that below . Notice how the tabs are now vertically aligned but the […]

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Triggering FlexSpy with a Keyboard Shortcut

On September 5, 2009, in AIR, Flex, by Anuj Gakhar

If you are a Flex developer, you are probably aware of what FlexSpy is. FlexSpy is an inspection tool for Flex applications, similar to what Firebug is for HTML applications. FlexSpy is distributed as a .swc file (Flex Library file) which you can simply put under your projects’ “libs” folder and it will become available […]

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Flex: Casting with AS vs Casting with Braces

On August 26, 2009, in Flex, by Anuj Gakhar

I gave a telephonic interview yesterday (yes, I am looking for new contract roles these days!) and this question came up. The interviewer asked the difference between Casting with Braces and Casting with the “AS” operator in Flex. I thought I could write a little example to demonstrate the difference between the two.

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ColdFusionDocs now using Cairngorm

On April 19, 2009, in ColdFusion, Flex, by Anuj Gakhar

This weekend, I thought of revisiting the Coldfusiondocs.com application which I didn’t get the time to even touch for last so many months. I thought using Cairngorm to re-write the app would be ideal as it’s the most widely used Flex framework around. So, I went ahead and re-wrote the whole thing using Cairngorm (took […]

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Flex: Passing Data with Custom Events

On March 4, 2009, in Flex, by Anuj Gakhar

A reader asked me a question based on my earlier post about how to maintain Login information in Flex and how to pass data along with Custom Events. So, I decided to write up this post. I have written a simple example which does the following :- 1) Display a Login form with Username/Password fields. 2) […]

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Flex Frameworks

On February 20, 2009, in Flex, by Anuj Gakhar

I think frameworks are always a debatable topic, no matter which programming language you talk about. I personally am not even sure whether using a framework in every project you do, is such a good idea or not. But anyways, thats a separate topic. I just think that you should atleast know about the capabilities […]

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