Cute yet useful. You can draw on your map and then post it up. It uses the Google Mapping API but since the host is quikmaps, you don’t need your own API key. Nice indeed.
quikmaps.com – maps for the masses:
Draw pictures and label things on a google map using simple clicks and drags. Easily move the map to anywhere in the world.
A useful set of classes and ideas for AS2 development by Michael at Creatage
Useful Utilities..cookies, key combination,etc – ActionScript.org Forums:
I am in the process of putting together a Dev Kit of some classes that I use, and I’m working on classes that I will be using in the near future. I can’t distribute source code yet because I want to wait until I have a strong set before releasing the first iteration, but I am giving you guys the documentation which can be found here…
This is everything that is currently implemented in the dev kit:
Implementing undo/redo in an app. This could be done with an MVC-Command pattern as well. I haven’t dug into the code to see if this is similar to that. Interesting nonetheless.
Undo/Redo Architecture – ActionScript.org Forums:
Anyway… this is going to be for you advanced users, I put together an architecture for state/history managament in an application. This is implemented purely in OO, and is efficient and clean. It’s a very small very simple architecture, but it’s chances of not doing what it’s meant to are slim to none.
I haven’t tested this yet, but this is a class that allows a developer, through ExternalInterface, to get the URL of the page a swf is on without embedding JS into the HTML itself. The only catch is that for it to work cross-browser, the swf needs to be embedded dynamically, i.e. with SWFObject. However, with IE requiring the click to activate most sites are using some sort of dynamic embedding anyway. The link to the full thread is here. This is just a link to the recently patched up class which works with Safari. Thanks to the coders who put this together!
ActionScript.org Forums – View Single Post – UrlQuery
A class that brings sprintf functionality to Actionscript 2.0.
sprintf : Downloads : Nate Cook:
Formatted strings are a real convenience?one that is sorely missing from the Flash Actionscript library. This adds in the sprintf functionality,
And this particular tooltip is used in Xray and Red5. Nice implementation!
GrannySmith ?Blog Archive ?Tooltip:
A tooltip can be very helpful for the user interface of applications, development tools, websites, multimedia, interactive maps, and games. It?s a great way to keep your interface free of clutter, and still supply information at a glance about any one of the elements.
Oooooh… a converter from AS2 to AS3… still in the works but mighty cool nonetheless… transitioning to Flex might be a little less of a headache later…
5 1/2 blog ?AS2 to AS3 converter: createTextField, getURL handling
You’d be surprised at how useful something like this can be…
5 1/2 blog ?Loading Circle component:
On Macromedia Exchange , when you get from one section to another, instead of getting a loading bar, you get a indeterminate loading circle that looks quite good. This Loading Circle component gives you a loading circle just like the one on Macromedia Exchange. It supports custom label, speed and styles.
This is quite neat, too. Close icons on the tabs.
A Flex 2 Closeable Tab Navigator Component (darron):
I just finished up a new Flex 2 component that allows you to add close icons to tabs that when clicked will remove them from a TabNavigator.
When Flash Player 9 is all the rage (i.e. when Flash Player 10 is released) then maybe I can hit Flex dev again in earnest. This is a cool little mod on the tree component built into Flex. No code is available but there is a plug for a commercial version.
A Flex 2 Checked Tree Control / Component (darron):
The Flex 2 component set includes a Tree control, but it doesn’t have the built-in ability to display checkboxes next to the individual nodes. Since I needed a checked tree control for a project of mine, I went ahead and built it.
Useful tool… scary tool. Most tools are!
no|wrap.de – Flare:
Flare processes an SWF and extracts all scripts from it. The output is written to a single text file. Only ActionScript is extracted, no text or images. Flare is freeware. Windows, Mac OS X and Linux versions are available. The main purpose of decompiler is to help you recover your own lost source code. However, there are other uses, like finding out how a component works, or trying to understand poorly documented interface. Depending on where you live, some of them may be forbidden by law. It’s your responsibility to make sure you don’t break the law using Flare. If you develop Flash applications for living, you probably know that your code is not secure in SWF. It’s not the existence of decompiler that makes your code insecure though, it’s design of SWF format. Although no ActionScipt is stored there, most of it can be recovered from bytecodes.