About LayoutManager and Updating the Display List

February 2, 2009

DUH! Hehe. Thanks for the comments and for clearing this one for me. That’s so obvious I don’t know how I missed it. Event.ADDED, Event.REMOVED and the event propagation mechanism takes care of this problem. Closing this one up.

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LayoutManager Download

February 2, 2009

Beta version of LayoutManager can be downloaded from: http://code.google.com/p/as3-layout-manager/downloads/list.

Layout Manager

February 2, 2009

Ever since Flex came out people have been after similar functionality for Flash. There aren’t many options out there, but a few worth mentioning are http://www.soundstep.com/blog/downloads/baseui/ and http://www.nbilyk.com/flash-layout-manager. After studying these (great) diferent approaches, I decided to give it a try and build my own version, similarities not a coincidence.

LayoutManager and LayoutElement

LayoutElement extends a DisplayObject’s size and positioning properties. Both size and position can be specified in pixels or percentage of a container. LayoutManager manages LayoutElements and updates them as necessary.

LayoutManager Demo


LayoutContainer extends Flash’s UIComponent and works much like ScrollPane, except it’s content can be added/removed directly just like any other DisplayObjectContainer.

Layout Containers

Layouts Containers, such as Canvas, HBox and VBox, extends from the LayoutContainer class and add LayoutManager and LayoutElement functionality.

HBox Demo


February 2, 2009

Amplify is a Content Management System (CMS) written with Simplify PHP.

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Simplify PHP

February 2, 2009

Simplify PHP is a Rapid Application Development Framework written in PHP 5.

For some years I have used and studied other popular frameworks such as CakePHP, Symfony and Rails. I have taken the best practices out of them and compiled them into a framework that I feel best suites my needs. I have used Simplify on many of my projects and it’s proven to be a good tool for web applications development.

If anyone else decides to give it a try, I hope it works for you and am looking forward to your opinion and contribution 🙂

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