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From Martin Heidegger>
Subject [RT] DPI dependent code was. Flex: New user interface design
Date Sun, 26 Feb 2012 22:18:16 GMT
I am all for it. I have implemented that for JavaScript before. My 
problem with the javascript implementation is to make it "easy". In 
other words: Without a "id" it is not possible to implement a generic 
ID. I have started with a implementation of JavaScript Modules but 
haven't had time to finish back then [1].



On 27/02/2012 07:05, Omar Gonzalez wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 26, 2012 at 1:59 PM, Martin Heidegger<>wrote:
>> Hello Erik,
>> real world units are no problem in css/javascript allowing "cm". In Flex
>> the problem is that the Flash Player does not offer proper DPI (as you
>> mentioned). That means we need "workarounds" it can be implemented within
>> the Web using ExternalInterface - a JavaScript bridge.
> So this part should be easy as we can just store a JS string and execute it
> with EI and wrap that all in a class that we can use in UI components to do
> the appropriate width/height assignments. I don't think that would be a big
> deal, we should be able to just poll for that value from the browser once
> in Flex browser based apps.
>> It can be implemented in AIR using NativeExtensions. There is just no
>> standard solution for that available in Flex.....
> If we wrote an ANE that covered all the OSs we need to cover we could apply
> it as a behavior as we've discussed in other threads giving a component the
> capability of reading its correct width and height values in Flex based AIR
> applications. I think that would be a nice feature. Its not going to create
> UIs that are universal to all types of screen sizes from a single layout,
> but it'll make applying designs more predictable and hopefully much more
> accurate. I think its something worth investigating.
> --
> Omar Gonzalez
> Apache Flex PPMC Member

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