In this Adobe Captivate lesson we will take a look at creating custom Adobe Flash content for Captivate projects with Adobe Flash CS6. You will need to be familiar with Adobe Flash and Flash ActionScript to complete this objective and follow along. Creating custom Flash content opens the doors for unlimited interactive eLearning content.
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Free Online Webinar – November 23rd! This meeting will be held 5:00 pm hawaiian Time (HST)
Ben Stucki is Chief Architect and CEO of Digital Analog LLC, where he creates some generally kick-ass web technology.
His ability to fuse powerful server-side technologies with advanced client-side rendering have made him a critical asset to projects such as Universal Mind’s SpatialKey and B-Line Medical’s SimCapture, and his contributions to open-source projects such as Degrafa, FlexLib and Reflex have earned him recognition as an industry leader.Today, Ben continues to explore the boundaries of what’s possible online at benstucki.net.
Agenda Reflex is extremely light weight yet powerful and do not rely on the Flex framework. Components
Reflex components are incredibly customizable, light-weight and easy to use. Try them in an AS3 project to get started and move to an MXML workflow when you need to create data intensive applications. Layouts
Reflex layouts are versatile and light-weight. They provide advanced measurement and invalidation when you need it and stay out of your way when you don’t. Skins
Reflex skins allow you to control every aspect of a component’s visual appearance. From custom classes to animated MovieClips – or event just PNGs, we’ve got a solution to fit your workflow. Behaviors
Reflex behaviors control how a component responds to user input. With behaviors you can customize existing functionality without breaking or rewriting the parts that already work.
This month John Barrett will be hosting Michael Plank from PowerFlasher as he covers the new features in FDT4. John blogs a lot about FDT as well, so if you have any questions in general about FDT, please feel free to contact him directly. John will give a brief introduction to FDT, then Michael Plank from PowerFlasher will be given this talk and will be demonstrating the new features in FDT4.
Topic to be included:
Completely new SDK management and project setup makes it simple to switch Flex SDKs, or change the project type easily.
New Profiler will help you find memory leaks more quickly and optimize the performance of your Flash/Flex projects.
Choose from a list of available project templates in the “New Project Wizard” or easily create your own using a simple XML format.
Chain multiple launch configurations in any desired order to setup complex build processes fast and easy and adapt FDT to your project team workflow.
Additional Flex Support
Flex support was improved dramatically, it includes FXG, Flex 4 States and the new MXML 2009 language tags now. Also added Flex 4 support for the Debugger, Organize Imports, Quickfixes, Formatter and Toggle Comment in MXML.
View the dependencies between Classes and Interfaces or between packages visually to detect design or dependency problems at a glance.
Font Library Creator
Create font library SWF, Actionscript or SWC files with just a few clicks by using the new Font Library Editor.
More options in the AS3/MXML Formatter settings to configure your preferred code style or follow your team code guidelines.
Full and incremental build times have decreased tremendously while memory consumption was dramatically reduced, this is especially noticeable in bigger projects with multiple modules.
When you build components for your own Flex applications, you are working in a controlled environment and can make a lot of assumptions about how your component will be used. However, if you want to release components out into the wild for others to use? It is inevitable that folks will use your component in ways you didn’t consider; and they’re going to blame you if it doesn’t work. This presentation will cover some tips and tricks to help you prepare and optimize your components for reuse.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jeffry Houser is a technical entrepreneur that likes to share cool stuff with other people.
Jeffry is the Brains behind Flextras, a set of user interface Flex Components that save you time and help you create better Flex applications. He has a Computer Science degree from the days before business met the Internet and has solved a problem or two in his programming career. In 1999, Jeffry started DotComIt, an Adobe Solutions Partner specializing in Rich Internet Applications with Flex and ColdFusion.
Jeffry is an Adobe Community Professional and produces The Flex Show, a podcast that includes expert interviews and screencast tutorials. He also hosts the Flextras Friday Lunch Podcast, a weekly live Q&A session where you can get your questions answered, and also runs a site www.AskTheFlexpert.com where you can get your questions answered privately. Jeffry has spoken at user groups and conferences all over the US, is the co-manager of the Hartford CT Adobe User Group, author of three technical books, and over 30 articles.