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From Michael Schmalle <>
Subject Re: Apache Flex GUI Designer tools
Date Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:13:16 GMT
I was going to say the exact same thing.

I think why people have not said this is because a lot of developers  
are used to a design view being located "inside" their IDE as with  
Design View.

This is definitely not that hard to do, back in the Flex 2 days I  
experimented in creating such tools in Flex.

Thinking about it, I guess FlashCatalyst "wasn't" in and IDE perse so,  
the paradigm of an external editor has been around.

Seeing as Google's Android design view is decent in Eclipse, I don't  
see why something couldn't be started in an IDE either.

The trick is starting with something SMALL and prototype, get the idea  
to work and slowly build on. You know, if I was actually making some  
type of money from Flex right now I would consider this project but,  
my spare time will be devoted to the compiler and extensions of.

Now if we get some revolution going with AS -> JS compiling that is  
not using the Flash API, then it's time to really start thinking about  
a design inspector. ;-)


Quoting Peter Ent <>:

> This is a good opportunity for [someone in] the Apache Flex community to
> develop such a tool. Using Apache Flex, an AIR app would be able to
> present UI components rendered correctly, in real-time, and be able to
> read and write local files. If Adobe does not contribute UI tools, the
> community can make their own. There are many talented people here with the
> background to do this. Of course, time and resources are probably the
> biggest constraints.
> Peter Ent
> Flex SDK Team
> Adobe Systems.
> On 10/2/12 6:52 AM, "Michael Schmalle" <> wrote:
>> Quoting Sebastian Mohr <>:
>>> Nope ... I am seeing Flash Catalyst as being the representation for
>>> Adobe's work on the Spark-Component model, FXG and Flash Catalyst
>>> (formerly codenamed Thermo) with the Designer-Developer workflow
>>> started in 2007 [1]. For whatever reasons it took ages to finish it.
>> For the same reason the Spark component set isn't finished and the
>> same reason why Flex is now an Apache project and the same reason why
>> they axed design view in Flash Builder and the same reason they
>> renamed Flex Builder to Flash Builder.
>> --
>> Michael Schmalle - Teoti Graphix, LLC

Michael Schmalle - Teoti Graphix, LLC

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