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Flex: Flash cs3 Integration Kit!

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Flex Flex Flex..

With the release of Flex 3 it seems like there is no other way to create Rich Internet Apps with Flex instead of any other tool. Everywhere we look/read we here people talk/write about how wonderfull Flex is.. Flex has some major advantages when you want to start developing a RIA: Code Hinting, Auto Completion, easily create your own components, an advanced DataGrid component, better performance, improvements in data loading / binding and streaming…

But there are some limitations when you start developing in flex. The one that bothers me the most is that it is difficult and very time consuming to go from a photoshop design for your application to a flex project. And yes we are all waiting for the adobe Thermo release but at the moment we are still waiting. And waiting is not an option so here is a temporary solution: Flash cs3 Integration Kit!

The Flex Component Kit for Flash CS3 allows you to create interactive, animated content in Flash, and use it in Flex as a Flex component. This alpha version was built for Flex 2.0.1. When you have Flex 3 SDK installed, you already have the component kit. Just go to your flex3 Frameworks folder and you will find the mxp file there.. you just have to double click it to install. For those who are working with a previous version of Flex, you can download the Integration Kit here.

You can watch a presentation at to learn more about the component kit. It includes the steps required to prepare your Flash content for Flex, and examples of various interaction possibilities…

I hope this could be a usefull and time saving process while waiting untill Thermo arrives. My regards to Dietlev with helping me finding a temporary solution


Written by vilebody

December 19, 2007 at 11:41 pm

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