FX4 Event in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad Flash Platform User Group is organizing a special UG meet named FX4 Event. For the very first time we will have some one from Adobe to speak for the User Groupin Ahmedabad. Sujit Reddy from the Adobe evangelist team will be taking sessions for this event on Flex 4, Flash Builder. Livecycle DS, Flash Player etc.In Ahmedabad since we are only maturing as a user group it is pretty hard to pull out people from their comfort zone to attend such events but I believe events like this will make a change in the mindset of the crowd and we are trying hard to pull in more crowd to this event.

Initially we were a little hung up with the venue since first we targeted a technical institute then due to some wrong communications and the norms of the Institute we had to change the venue two days back to my office premise where we have a pretty decent conference room.Now everything seems to be set and all geared up for the event.Also will be exciting to see Sujit in action.

Often I have heard companies in Ahmedabad stating that we do not get enough of quality Flash/Flex developers from Ahmedabad and I would say as a user group we can help you out and that is why the user group across the world organize such events. Until and unless people get to know some new things/share experience about the technology they work on, there is no scope for improvement at any level. Hope all the companies in Ahmedabad take these events seriously enough to allow their developers/designers to be a part of such event. The event details are as shown below and for registration http://fx4eventahmedabadfug.eventbrite.com/. Fingers crossed and lets hope for the best.

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TextArea with dynamic height based on the text

I am sure all the Flex/Air developers might have to use text area most of the times when you are building an application. Text area control with dynamic height seems not be an issue in normal cases but if the height needs to calculated based on text in the control then we need to think. I had the same requirement. Of course no SCROLLS.

I extended mx.controls.TextArea and here is what  I did quickly.

This worked for me.Maybe there is a better way to do this. Let me know if you have tried this in a different way

Cheers. 🙂

AIR – Process terminated without establishing connection to debugger

This is strange and I am not sure if anybody else had the same  experience . Today morning when I opened Flex builder to continue my work on an AIR  application after couple of builds and runs the application stopped launching. I tried several times and was confused as to what could have happened to the application that was running perfectly last time. Then I tried debugging it only to find a prompt which says -“Process terminated without establishing connection to debugger”.

To find a fix to this I turned to the only hope for all developers GOOGLE and found that there was a similar issue reported to the Adobe BugList http://tinyurl.com/d3ws5h but this issue was reported only for MAC machines and mine was windows.

It suddenly struck my mind that it was after the application threw a runtime error all this started and curiously I opened the taskmanger and BINGO!! here it is adl.exe is still running. I ended adl process in the task manager and everything was to normal. The adl.exe which is located inside the bin folder under sdk folder of the Adobe Flex  installation directory is the factor which launches your AIR application (something like C:\Adobe\Flex Builder 3\sdks\3.4.0\bin).

Now what could have happened is when the application threw a run time exception even though the application was closed the instance of adl.exe was still running in the system which prevented the next launch.  This might not be proper fix but surely which can get you out of trouble. I wonder if anybody else had faced the same problem if yes, do let me know if you had some other way to fix this.

Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine

FFD

Flash & Flex Developer’s Magazine stands out to be a very informative magazine based on flash platform. Actually it  is very rare to find magazines like FFD that is completely dedicated to the Flash world.Personally I am following this magazine and also have read some articles which I think was very informative. The magazine majorly focuses on articles/topics that are useful for developers who have experience working on flash platforms. What more the magazine will be 100% digitally published from September 2009 onwards and absolutely free so that every readers can download an issue. The latest update is that the June issue is free for download … Go check it out 🙂