AIR 1.5, CoCoMo, Flash Player 10 64 bit, Flex 4 Gumbo, Flash Catalyst


Go and check Adobe MAX and Adobe’s official web sites as they have so many announcements on .

On first day, 17th Nov 2008, of MAX – Adobe announced about some new Products and Technologies.


Flash Player 10 Released

Welcome to Flash Player 10 – Adobe recently on 15- October -2008, released Flash Player 10

Flash Player 10, is with around 15 NEW features and 8 Enhanced features.

New Features,

  1. 3D effects
  2. Custom filters and effects
  3. Advanced text support
  4. Color management
  5. Speex audio codec
  6. Dynamic Streaming
  7. Real Time Media Flow Protocol
  8. Dynamic sound generation
  9. Text engine
  10. Pixel Bender
  11. Vector data type
  12. File upload and download APIs
  13. Webcam/microphone
  14. Public bugbase
  15. Ubuntu suppor

Enhanced Features,

  1. Large bitmap support
  2. Full-screen playback
  3. Drawing API
  4. Context menu
  5. Hardware acceleration
  6. Anti-aliasing engine (Saffron 3.1)
  7. Read/write clipboard access
  8. WMODE

You can get more details on each form Flash Player 10 New Features.

With the release of Flash Player 10, some people are saying the end of era – Flash Player 9.

But I don’t think so, it will be so, soon. The way – with Jet speed – FP9 got its presence in computers world wide, I don’t think so same way FP10 will also get its presence.

What do you think ? Let me know about your comments.

Anyway, I really like Flash Player 9Start of AVM2era.

Good bye Flash Player 9 🙂

Welcome Flash Player 10 🙂

It seems Flash platform is Flexing . . . 😉

Flex : Cotainer class – backgroundAttachment

Note : Same post as previous one.


Today, I come to know another one Gem of Flex.

A need arise in my one project, while my development,

I have to create same functionality as done in HTML.

i.e. HTML – Body tag we provide backGround image with size ” fixed “.

<body style=”background:url(images/background.png) fixed”>

So, when ever we scroll the contents,

the background image will not be scrolling, only contents will scroll.

Same type functionality, I need to achieve in flex.

So I dwell deep into Flex frame work and got one more Pearl…!!! Oh, that’s consistent.

That’s why I like flex more than oteher tech.

This time, the pearl is, style property : backgroundAttachment

The ” backgroundAttachment ” is of mx.core.Container class style property.

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Flex Video Tutorials – Adding visual appeal

In Flex Video Series – Flex In Week

Part 4 has been added as Day 4: Adding visual appeal

I covers some good topics too,

Enjoy Flexing . . . 🙂

Mayur Rami

Flex Video Tutorials


Be happy, Adobe has announced an entire week for Flex Video Tutorials.

There are some exercises too given, to dirty your hands with and to brighten your skills.

Initially first Three days videos are listed. Schedule for other days will be declared later on.

So, Enjoy Flexing… 🙂

Mayur Rami

Solve Flex Bugs and get Flex Books : Amazing

Flex is really going Innovative ways.

Now you can be a, Flex 3 Contributor.  Solve 3 Bugs from Flex Bugs list JIRA and you will get a Flex Book of your wish from Amazon by Adobe Flex Team. Isn’t it amazing…!!

This is rally a very innovative way to make community more aware and to understand the details of the SDK of Flex 3 (Flex frame work) with ActionScrpt 3, as well as AIR.

Even you can get MAX 2008 registration.

For the first two contributors to have 10 patches committed, we’ll pay for your MAX 2008 registration (any region).

One more thing which like, too is :

Incentive Program Rules (subject to adjustment at any time)

  • You must follow our Coding Conventions
  • You must be a citizen of Earth (no proof required)
  • You must be helpful in providing book options in your wish list that won’t get the Flex team fired if we buy it
  • You must not deluge the system with silly bugs in an attempt to provide fixes

Flex is in real mean an Open Source.

Enjoy flexing . . .

Mayur Rami 🙂

Close PopUps, TitleWindow, Panel etc by clicking the modal in Flex

I got one query, how to close Popups ( TitleWindow, Panel etc. ) just by clicking on Modal.

A functionality which we found in HTML / Javascript based modal (with lightbox ), some thing we can see now a days in Yahoo Mails, when we see images attached in our mails.

See, Modal is actually a FlexSprite instance in Flex frame work (same as well for AIR ). The Modal is created by SystemManager in Flex.

So, if we want to just close ( or to perform any business logic ), it is very easy, just listen for an Event.

The event is : ‘ mouseDownOutside ‘ .
A simple example is as below…
There are two files : 1) ModalTitleWindow.mxml 2) ModalClose.mxml

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