Author Archive | Christophe Coenraets

"Open in Excel": Another AIR 2 Mini Sample

In Adobe AIR 1.0 and 1.5, there were different options to “open” the data of a Flex DataGrid in Excel. For example, you could leverage the AIR native drag-and-drop support to drag rows from the DataGrid to an open Excel spreadsheet. You could also drag rows to the desktop (or anywhere on the file system) […]

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Only 25 seats left in the "Flex Frameworks" session at MAX

MAX is only 10 days away… If you are interested in Flex Frameworks (Mate, Swiz, PureMVC, Cairngorm), you don’t want to miss the “Using Flex Frameworks to Build Data Driven Applications” session where framework creators/experts (Laura Arguello, Chris Scott, Alex Uhlmann, Javier Julio) will walk you through the architecture and the code of the same […]

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Don’t miss the “Flex Frameworks” session at MAX

I’ve been working on putting together what should be a fun and informative session at MAX this year. The session is called: “Using Flex Frameworks to Build Data-Driven Applications”. This is a 3 hour BYOL (Bring Your Own Laptop) session. The idea is to look at four versions of the exact same application: each version […]

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AIR-based Mortgage Calculator Desktop Widget (with ILOG Gauges)

Here is a simple example of using a chromeless, transparent window in AIR to build a widget-type application. I know: yet another mortgage application… but to make things more interesting, I used the cool ILOG Elixir gauges to display and enter the principal, monthly payment, rate, and term. No rocket science here, but a nice […]

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Building a Flex Application with the Parsley Framework

After my recent explorations of “Swiz”, and “Spring ActionScript” (1,2,3), I decided to take the new version of the Parsley framework for a test drive, and build the Parsley version of inSync: the simple Contact Management application I often use to try out and demonstrate different features and techniques in Flex and Adobe AIR. Parsley […]

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