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From Richard Oren <>
Subject Re: Halo x Spark
Date Sat, 24 Mar 2012 00:25:35 GMT
I am not sure what you were trying to do... but with a little bit of
research you should have been able to still use Flex 4 for your project.
There is a learning curve to get behind the concept so I have felt your
pain before but if you stick with it it does get somewhat easier. I have
had to resort back to OLD school ways and Draw a lot of graphical stuff for
Mobile Development with the Drawing API, but for desktop stuff you should
be able to go with MXML.

Hang in there! You can Do it! :)

On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 3:44 PM, Cortlandt Winters <>wrote:

> Hi Will,
> I do have a prediction. And it's not a dire one.
> It's true what  you say, but though this is an area that the flex
> components most need some TLC in, I'm confident that it's the one area that
> it's most likely to get it.
> As for predictions, I predict that Adobe will do what it said it will do
> and it will leave Flex "5?" in a pretty stable state. It will take some
> time for folk to get familiar with the apache process and the framework and
> to determine how to deal with scrolling on mobile apps that have a whole
> new level of performance requirement, but that there are going to be plenty
> of opportunities to make both web based apps easy to skin and mobile ones
> performant.
> The toughest part about taking flex and making it open source is that most
> flex users are not component developers, they are end user app developers,
> but as far as folk that are comfortable with styling and skinning there
> should be a lot of easily available expertise to create a good system.
> On Fri, Mar 23, 2012 at 6:16 PM, Williams Farias <
> >wrote:
> > Greatings everyone,
> >
> > I´d like to know why does Spark skining is so dificult to get a simple
> > result.
> >
> > I´m building now a web application and I need just to skin the ScrollBar.
> > Ok, in Flex3 i just open my Flash CS5, create a new Symbol and "Export
> for
> > actionscript". Then i just add 4 new lines in my CSS style code, and its
> > done. I have now a simple and 2 minuts made scrollbar.
> >
> > But in Spark component... ohhh, what a brutal work i´d had to take...
> > create a new Style... and put everything on the code... ohhh man, thats a
> > really waste of time with hundreds of codes lines and without a design
> > interface to see how it looks like... in my opinion its too much work for
> > such a little result!
> >
> > Just because of that scrollbar man, i had to decide to use Flex 3 insted
> of
> > 4!!! A simple and  mediocre scrollbar skin!
> >
> > I was wondering: how can the most simple thing to do in Flex could be
> > transformed in a bunch of lines and hard work as that scrolllBar skin?
> >
> > If i could propose something to chance in the next releases of Flex, is a
> > mix of Halo and Spark Skins. I think that Flex3 skinning is much more
> > simple and intelligent to do.
> >
> > Antoher thing that frightened me was to read that Adobe will not update
> > more the Design View of Flash Builder! Does Apacge group have any
> > prediction about this?
> >
> > Thanks!
> >
> > Williams Farias
> >

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