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Exit vs Suspend your iOS Application

June 24, 2011By 27 Comments

When developing for iOS, you should be aware of a setting that will allow you to completely exit your application rather than just suspend to the background (due to the iOS 4.0 multitasking features allowing you to move quickly between your applications). There’s a key that can be specified in your AIR app-descriptor.xml iPhone section […]

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Flex/AIR for iOS Development Process Explained!

June 20, 2011By 166 Comments

So you’ve heard the great news and downloaded Flash Builder 4.5.1 supporting iOS, what now?! The process to become an iOS developer with Apple can be a bit daunting. This post is intended to help make the process easier and more understandable for those looking to develop applications for iPhone, iPad etc. My best advice […]

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Flex 4.5 Mobile Development – Tabs on Top

June 14, 2011By 25 Comments

The Flex 4.5 TabbedViewNavigatorApplication for mobile development includes a set of tab buttons at the bottom of the screen by default, such as: However, there may be times when you prefer to have your tabs at the top of your screen instead. This post shows how this can be done quickly. The steps I need […]

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New Mobile Samples in Tour de Flex!

June 13, 2011By 4 Comments

A new set of samples are available today in Tour de Flex showing various mobile features using Flex 4.5. Some of these samples were included previously under the Adobe AIR Launchpad category previously and are part of Adobe AIR Launchpad, but many new ones are available today under a new Flex Mobile category. Here’s a […]

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Flex 4.5 Mobile Development – Alert PopUp and other Skinnable PopUps (with source code)

June 7, 2011By 58 Comments

When doing mobile development using Flex 4.5, one of the first things you may discover is that you cannot use the mx.controls.Alert class, and then wonder what the best practice is to achieve this. The recommended way of displaying a popup control in Flex 4.5 mobile applications is via the new Spark SkinnablePopUpContainer class. I […]

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Flex 4.5 Mobile Application Development – Controlling the visibility of the ActionBar and Tabs

May 23, 2011By 15 Comments

If you’re working on a Flex mobile application and find that you need hide the ActionBar or Tabs in the case of a TabbedViewNavigatorApplication to offer more screen space for a particular view, or based on a user’s preferences or whatever, I created a quick post to show how it can be done. There are […]

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Flex 4.5 Mobile Data Handling

May 18, 2011By 49 Comments

Handling data in Flex for mobile requires a different way of thinking then traditional application programming. For instance, for many applications it’s important to persist (store) data such as if the user receives a call, hits a wrong button or otherwise has their application shut down. The mobile application’s Views also destroyed and recreated often […]

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Flex 4.5 – Using Mobile View Transitions

May 12, 2011By 35 Comments

While navigating through a Flex mobile application from view to view (screen to screen), there is a default transition (animation or effect) that occurs by default and can be customized. It’s called a view transition in Flex mobile lingo, and there are 4 different classes available in the spark.transitions package for you to use out […]

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Flash Builder 4.5 Reference Card Available!

May 10, 2011By 5 Comments

I recently worked on updating the DZone Flash Builder Reference card for Flash Builder 4.5 and it’s become available this week for you to download and use for your daily development!  DZone offers numerous reference cards to aid developers in all technologies in their work and I’ve found them so useful over the years. You […]

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Styling your Flex 4.5 Mobile Application Tabs and ActionBar

If you’re building a TabbedViewNavigatorApplication in Flex 4.5 and you want to customize your tabs or ActionBar (the title bar that contains title text and any other components or navigation content), you can go about it in a couple of different ways. One approach would be to skin the tabs with your own custom assets […]

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