Archive for February 2008

AS2 → AS3: Depth Management

Download Example Files Managing depths in AS2 was pretty cumbersome and annoying. You had to use methods like getNextHighestDepth() or keeping track of depths manually to make sure everything appeared on the stage properly and didn’t overwrite each other. Enter AS3 FTW!

AS2 → AS3: Setting A MovieClip’s Color Dynamically

Download Example Files The Color class has been deprecated since Flash 8 but was still usable in AS2 to set/get a MovieClip’s RGB values. That has since changed in AS3 and here is the new way of doing things.

Updated fl.* Package .swc

A comment in the post about the fl.* package .swc written by Dimitriy outlined that the package was missing the package in it. I did a quick test and it indeed was missing (not sure how I missed that before) so I went ahead and did a quick search for the video package and […]

AS3: PullOutMenu

View Example View Documentation Download Class & Example Files The PullOutMenu class creates a menu like the classic dropdown menu with the options to direct it up, down, left, or right depending on values set. It also has a bunch of other customizable options.

Quick Update

I’ve been very busy lately with the whole move and remodeling on top of a huge project that’s eating up all my time so I haven’t had a chance to do much around here. I did, however, update the AS3 ContactForm due to an issue that Damien Oliver outlined in the comments so if you’re […]

Moved In

Well, today was the day of the big move and I’m happy to say that everything went smoothly. All my stuff is piled up in the garage because my dad is going to be working on some stuff at my new home for the next couple of weeks so I’ll be working out of my […]