Macromedia released the first public beta of Central today, even though the SDK is not yet available.
None of the three installed applications do anything for me. As a Canadian, both AccuWeather and MovieFinder aren’t useful because they require U.S. zipcode. The third one – Application Finder, is not active until final release.
Until general/international applications are available for it, I suppose Central is only useful if you live in the United States.
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Flash MX2 Tools: JSFLCreator and FLPCreator
I’ve been working on some new tools, mainly to migrate and test projects that were done in Flash MX. The tools are JSFLCreator, which you can see at work above, and FLPCreator, which does the same but for Flash
MovieFinder _does_ work with Canadian postal codes.
Thanks David! That’s good to know.
Perhaps Movie Finder should say Postal Code instead of ZIP Code. Now this is useful (until I have time to go see a movie).
One thing I noticed is that even though I’m using Flash Player 7, and the scrollbar looks like the new v2 scrollbar, I can’t scroll the content using my mouse wheel. Is this because the content was developed using MX? But why does it look like the new v2 scrollbar?
Central is based on the Flash Player 6, not Flash Player 7.
Hi Mike, I know Central is targeted for FP6, I’m just curious why the scrollbar looks like the v2 scrollbar. Is this scrollbar built into Central?
the two central examples are looking nice, but we, in europe, cannot really see their full potential 😐
The Central components (which are based upon the v1 components++) have been skinned with the Halo look and feel. So although they look and behave like the v2 components in MX 2004, they are in fact v1 with added features and bug fixes.
Thanks Mike, that explains it. It would be great if these new components be available for general use as well.
have a look in:
C:Documents and Settings___YOU___Application DataMacromediaCentralmacromedia.compubcentralshared
That’s nice and all, but where’s the FLA for it?