Category: Programming

Zinc 3 aka Total Waste Of Money

I started using Zinc when it was 2.5, it was buggy and on more than one occasion caused me some severe grievences. A nice one was when I had a presentation that had to store data in a MySQL database. Nothing complex but the presentation itself was supposed to be potentially viewed by up to […]

FlashDevelop with Air 1.5

FlashDevelop 3.0.0 R5 is out and as usual it rocks. One cool thing is that it has all the AS3 classpaths setup as default, this was something you had to manually setup in prior releases. One slightly oversighted thing is with the Adobe Air classes. Whilst code completion and syntax highlighting works if you create […]

CMS Made Simple Base Tag Issue

Yet another opensource system that makes use of the HTML base tag as a hard-coded feature. Why is that a problem? Well if you use SWF Object to output the relevent HTML code necessary to display a Adobe SWF file on your page then you’ll be in for a surprise on IE6. You will get […]

Flash WMode Very Slow In Internet Explorer

I noticed that a project I’ve been working on ran very slowly in IE7 and IE8 compared to FF3 and Chrome. Took me a while to track it down but it seems to be wmode related. The file in question had its wmode set to “transparent” in the containing HTML document. I did a bit […]

ActionScript 2 ScrollPane Tab Issue

Inside a ScrollPane I created a series of input TextFields and gave each an instance name, a unique tabIndex and set tabEnabled to true. The end result was supposed to be a list of input TextFields you could easily tab through. No such luck, seems the cursor just gets stuck in the first TextField. Found […]