This blog has been silent lately (promise I’ll get back to cool components soon). However I have not been without thoughts or work on what could/will benefit the Flex community.

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Last night sometime during the wee hours here but peak hours for the western hemisphere, my hosts server crashed and crashed big. They had to rebuild the server and every sample app this blog points to on that server became corrupted.

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Allot of online applications today presenting anything from news, to photos, to video all have a public rating feature. So here is a component that can serve as a really good start.

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Sometimes a ComboBox with icons in the list as well as in the text display area can be useful. However the out of the box Flex ComboBox component dosn’t support this. Here is one way of doing it.

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One of the things lacking in Flex 2.0 is the ability to easily draw primitive objects. Whether it be for style enabled itemrenderers, programmatic skins, or a style enabled rating component like the one included with this explorer as a sample. I’ve abstracted the primitive algorithms into handy UIComponents. Direct access to the static drawing utility class is available.

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Teoti Graphix has just released the first in a collection (FSCollectionFX1) of professional Flex 2 components. What I consider to be the 1st real professional commercial set available for Adobe Flex 2. This collection is feature packed; covering background look and feel, Pallets, Form controls, and containers.

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I’ve updated the Flex 2.0.1 Tree with Spring Loaded Folders code to take care of a couple small bugs, plus added some features. Support for optional restricted operations during both drag and drop (including inheritance support). Optional drag proxy when dragging multiple items. Operation restriction when dragging into originating node (into self).

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