I’ve yet to try CS4 and it’s all new Illustrator -> Flex tools, but here’s a great tutorial/article on using Illustrator CS3 to get scalable skins into Flex.
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Ensemble Tofino allows you develop Flex applications from within Visual Studio. For me this is going to be a major plus – the majority of my projects are Flex with a C# backend.
Here’s some features:
- Create new projects in a solution using the Visual Studio wizard approach.
- Run Flex applications from within Microsoft Visual Studio.
- Set breakpoints at code locations in “.as” or “.mxml” files.
- Step into code while in break mode.
- Inspect local variables while in break mode.
- Build errors are reported in the Visual Studio error list, and are linked to the source location.
- Browse ActionScript types from referenced components (SWCs) in the Visual Studio object browser.
- Navigate types and members in ActionScript files via drop-downs in the ActionScript code window.
- Simple installation; Tofino includes the Adobe Flex SDK.
- Adds links to relevant Adobe LiveDocs and PDFs for Flex to Visual Studio Help.
Well, it seems that napping during office hours may be beneficial for everyone!
An introduction to performing generic (non-graphical) number crunching using Pixel Bender.
A list of ten ways you can live more stress free life.
“Elgg is an open, flexible social networking engine, designed to run at the heart of any socially-aware application. Building on Elgg is easy, and because the engine handles common web application and social functionality for you, you can concentrate on developing your idea.”
A nice big collection of features in C# that a lot of people don’t know about or use.
This post points out the “with” keyword, a tremendously useful keyword that is rarely ever used. Having now discovered it, i’m going to be going back and cleaning up a few ‘messy’ sections of code.