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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: [FlexJS] BarChart component added
Date Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:54:03 GMT
Way to go!

The next thing Erik or I have to figure out is the build script and
compiler changes so that certain AS files get cross-compiled to JS without
overwriting the hand-written JS files.  Erik, any thoughts on how tricky
that will be?


On 12/17/13 12:49 PM, "Peter Ent" <pent@adobe.com> wrote:

>I've added a simple BarChart component to the ActionScript FlexJS SDK; it
>is modeled on the MX Charts package. I also included an example of using
>it, located in the FlexJS examples directory.
>I developed the BarChart in ActionScript but it can be cross-compiled
>into JavaScript and produces the same chart. The BarChartExample has the
>sources in the project so that you can compile it for either ActionScript
>or JavaScript.  I've included a README  in that project with more
>The intent, as with the DataGrid, is to develop more complex components
>in ActionScript and cross-compile them into JavaScript, saving a lot of
>time. While doing this project I had to hand-craft a JavaScript component
>to display the bars since the ActionScript version relies on the Flash
>Player's Shape class and that is not available in HTML. I think this
>really illustrates the potential of FlexJS where you can have a good set
>of fundamental components that are environment specific (e.g., Button,
>Label, and TextInput) which must be crafted for all environments, but
>complex components can be written in ActionScript and just cross-compiled
>into JavaScript.
>My next task is add some simple axis labeling.
>Peter Ent
>Adobe Systems

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