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Ben Nadel at cf.Objective() 2011 (Minneapolis, MN) with: Johnson Tai
Ben Nadel at cf.Objective() 2011 (Minneapolis, MN) with: Johnson Tai

Colin Moock's ActionScript 3.0 Event

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Today, I am going to Colin Moock's AS3 training event here in New York City. It's supposed to be a grueling day (starting at 8:15am), but I am pretty excited about it. ActionScript is one of those things that I am familiar with, but that I don't know in any in-depth way. It's similar to Javascript and it's similar to ActionScript 2.0 (obviously), but like any other language, if you are not actively learning it, you don't know what it is truly capable of.

Flash, in general, is one of those things that I should really pay more attention to. This is especially true in the context of Flex 2 and the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). I was actively learning Flash up through Flash 6, but then I started to devote the majority of my resources towards ColdFusion and front end web development. As such, I can get around in Flash and I can do some cool things, but there's a ton of really cool stuff that I don't even know how to use (that is, if I know that it even exists).

That being said, I am hoping that this day will give me a good overview of some of the awesome features that ActionScript 3.0 will make available. Obviously, I'm not looking to master anything today, but I would like to see things that spark a fire; I'd like to see things that get me interested in actively learning Flash once again.

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I had signed up for this really late and I knew there was no chance of me getting in. Apparently, I was accepted on Friday night but I had already left work and don't have internet at home. I come in today to work at around 11 and there's the email. Dammit Adobe! Enjoy the class Ben! Let me know how it goes. I really wanted to attend.


We still have to know how many items we want to display.

Isn't there a way through which We can generate and add n number of Form Controls (virtually any content) depending on some input?

I have a requirement where I don't know in advance how many controls there are goonna be in the Flex App.

I want to parse an xml file which is again generated dynamically in the server side and generate/add form controls to my App accordingly.