[thelist] Laying out components in Flash

Marcus Andersson marcus at bristav.se
Tue May 18 18:12:18 CDT 2004

Thomas Klepl wrote:
> Just thought I'd mention for those that don't know about it - Macromedia has
> a new product called Flex which is basically an XML language and serverside
> software for creating flash pieces. It does not require using the Flash IDE
> and is targeted at programmers. The bad part is that it's very expensive
> (for now anyway..I think they will have to drop the price by a lot to get
> people to use it) 
> http://www.macromedia.com/software/flex/
> Tom

Yep, know about Flex and don't want to use Flex. What I want is something that is similar to Flex (or XAML) 
but is interpreted at runtime in the Flash player. This gives me the ability to deploy it on any server and 
also to write applications without the Flash IDE. I've built something similar in IE with 
Javascript/CSS/XML/XSLT and it works splendid (apart from being a memory hog) and now I want to try the 
concept in Flash to get it to more users (and platforms) and also, hopefully, more useful in terms of performance.


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