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In this post, we look at how the colors palette/swatch of the uiColorPicker control can be customized.
By default, the component uses the following set of colors:
We can define an alternative colors array for the popup palette:
private static const COLORS_CONTINUOUS_TONE:Array = …
keywords actionscript, array, as3, aspire ui, colors, flash, flash components, palette, tips
The uiColorPicker control displays a single rectangular button that brings up a palette of pre-defined set of colors (also known as a color swatch). By default, this popup does not cast a drop shadow, as shown in the screenshot below:
In this post, we look at how to get the popup to cast a drop …
keywords actionscript, as3, aspire ui, colors, drop shadow, flash, flash components, palette, screenshot, skinning, tips
The Aspire UI Components toolkit has been updated to version 1.4 (changelog).
With this update, the uiColorPicker component has been added to the Standard Edition.
In addition, we have streamlined component instance alignment with the following:
(i) new childAlignX and childAlignY properties …
keywords actionscript, as3, aspire ui, component instance, flash, flash components, news, ui components
We have added a new licensing option for the Aspire UI Components (Flash ActionScript 3.0) toolkit. For teams with more than 15 developers, this option translates to significant savings.
A Site License grants all developers located at the same site, working for the same organization, the rights …
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The developers at ActiveCaptain have been using the Aspire UI Components toolkit for over a year now. In this article, we take a quick look at their latest Flash web application, an interactive cruising guide.
The application allows boaters to share their knowledge and experience. …
keywords aspire ui, developers, flash, flash web, showcase, ui components, web application
MDM Zinc™ 3.0 is a feature-rich Rapid Application Development Tool for turning SWFs into stunning commercial cross-platform desktop applications, screensavers, widgets, CD roms, DVD’s, kiosks and more. The AspireUI AS3 library uses PNG image files for component skinning, and this ease of skinning …
keywords application development tool, aspire ui, cd roms, cross platform, desktop applications, flash, kiosks, rapid application development, swfs, tips, widgets, zinc
In typography, “small caps” refer to uppercase (capital) characters used in-lieu of lowercase (small) characters, where these uppercase characters are set at the same height as the lowercase characters.
Small caps are typically used for titles, headlines, column headings, etc. They …
keywords fonts, headlines, others, tips, typography
If you are looking to compile SWFs into cross-platform desktop applications, leveraging powerful desktop-only APIs, you may want to consider MDM Zinc 3.0. Available for Windows & Mac OSX, Zinc™ 3.0 is the fastest, most powerful and most feature-rich Rapid Application Development Tool for …
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The Trial Version of the Aspire UI library has been updated to v1.3.4 and is now available for download at
* The trial version is strictly for evaluation purposes.
* Compiled SWFs will stop working after a few minutes.
* This trial version is based off …
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The Aspire UI Components library, for pure ActionScript 3.0 development, now ships with four themes – “classic”, “graylic”, “vista” and “xp”. These themes are included to demonstrate the versatility of the skinning workflow; developers are not …
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