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Using SQLLite with AIR - 9/14/2012 - Episode 150 - Flextras Friday Lunch

In this session, I talked about using SQLLite with AIR and some techniques to make that work. We also talk about language choice and approaches to updating data.

Flextras Friday Lunch is a short demo followed by open Q&A that occur the first and third Friday of every month at 1pm EST. The presentations take place over Connect. You can find out what time this occurs in your own time zone at TimeAndDate.com.

I hope I can help answer some of your questions at the next one.

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SpinnerList - 8/17/2012 - Episode 147 - Flextras Friday Lunch

This week I talk about the Mobile SpinnerList component; and we have some good conversation around extending the DateField MX Component and itemRenderer problems with mobile lists.

Flextras Friday Lunch is a short demo followed by open Q&A that occur the first and third Friday of every month at 1pm EST. The presentations take place over Connect. You can find out what time this occurs in your own time zone at TimeAndDate.com.

I hope I can help answer some of your questions at the next one.

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Flex Mobile ToggleSwitch Extension - 8/10/2012 - Episode 146 - Flextras Friday Lunch

I'm a bit late posting this, but this is a demo of my Apache Flex donation to the mobile ToggleSwitch component.

Flextras Friday Lunch is a short demo followed by open Q&A that occur the first and third Friday of every month at 1pm EST. The presentations take place over Connect. You can find out what time this occurs in your own time zone at TimeAndDate.com.

I hope I can help answer some of your questions at the next one.

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Using a Native Extension - 7/20/2012 - Episode 144 - Flextras Friday Lunch

This week I talk about how to use a Native Extension by demonstrating Adobe's Vibration Extension.

Flextras Friday Lunch is a short demo followed by open Q&A that occur the first and third Friday of every month at 1pm EST. The presentations take place over Connect. You can find out what time this occurs in your own time zone at TimeAndDate.com.

I hope I can help answer some of your questions at the next one.

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Why does a TextInput appear above my Popup in Flex 4.6?

This question came in from someone who was using our Flex Mobile DropDownList. I was writing up the issue for our product manual, but decided to blog it too.

The problem was that, in Flex 4.6, when opening the DropDownList's drop down text fields would display on top of them. After some research I was able to discover the problem.

The default skin for a TextInput in Flex 4.6 uses the StyleableStageText. StageText is always drawn above the Flash Display List, which is why the drop down's popup appears to be under it. To quote the Adobe docs on StageText:

Native text input fields cannot be clipped by other Flex content and are rendered in a layer above the Stage. Because of this limitation, components that use StageText-based skin classes will always appear to be on top of other Flex components. Flex popups and drop-downs will also be obscured by any visible native text fields. Finally, native text fields' relative z-order cannot be controlled by the application.

There are two possible solutions for this. The first is to architect your mobile application so that popups never display above a TextInput. This may be tough if you're building for multiple devices with different screen sizes.

The second is to use the Flex 4.5 skin class for your TextInputs:

<textInput skinClass="spark.skins.mobile.TextInputSkin" />

The Flex 4.5 Skin Class does not use StageText under the hood, so will not exhibit the problem of the TextField positioning itself above any of your popups.

Mobile Navigation with Gestures - 3/23/2012 - Episode 132 - Flextras Friday Lunch

This week I talk about using Gestures to navigate between screens on a Mobile Application.

Flextras Friday Lunch is a short demo followed by open Q&A that occur the first and third Friday of every month at 1pm EST. The presentations take place over Connect. You can find out what time this occurs in your own time zone at TimeAndDate.com.

I hope I can help answer some of your questions at the next one.

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Flex Mobile DateSpinner - 3/16/2012 - Episode 131 - Flextras Friday Lunch

This week I demonstrate the Flex Mobile Date Spinner.

Flextras Friday Lunch is a short demo followed by open Q&A that occur the first and third Friday of every month at 1pm EST. The presentations take place over Connect. You can find out what time this occurs in your own time zone at TimeAndDate.com.

I hope I can help answer some of your questions at the next one.

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Mobile Game Performance - 2/3/2012 - Episode 125 - Flextras Friday Lunch

In the first 2012 session; I spoke about how I finally got my first mobile game, Igor Knots and the Magonda Maze to perform really well on mobile devices.

Flextras Friday Lunch is a short demo followed by open Q&A that occur the first and third Friday of every month at 1pm EST. The presentations take place over Connect. You can find out what time this occurs in your own time zone at TimeAndDate.com.

I hope I can help answer some of your questions at the next one.

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Converting from Flex Mobile to Flex Web - 9/6/2011 - Episode 116 - Flextras Friday Lunch

This time I demo a game we've been working on and show how we converted the Flex Mobile project to a Flex web project. The conversation expands on that and talks about converting a web app to a Flex app, with a little about the use case for value objects,

Flextras Friday Lunch is a short demo followed by open Q&A that occur the first and third Friday of every month at 1pm EST. The presentations take place over Connect. You can find out what time this occurs in your own time zone at TimeAndDate.com.

I hope I can help answer some of your questions at the next one.

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Mobile Square Button Skin - 9/16/2011 - Episode 115 - Flextras Friday Lunch

This time I demo the Square Button Skin we created as part of our Mobile Component set. We talk a little about games, game development, and Jeffry's entry into the Sony and Adobe AIR App Challenge.

Flextras Friday Lunch is a short demo followed by open Q&A that occur the first and third Friday of every month at 1pm EST. The presentations take place over Connect. You can find out what time this occurs in your own time zone at TimeAndDate.com.

I hope I can help answer some of your questions at the next one.

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