Minimum Age Validation Component

12 11 2009

The other day I took my first foray into the world of Custom Validators. I have to admit, I was intimidated at first. However, I needed to provide some validation to a form that I was writing. Rather than writing a sub-routine that was only usable once, I decided that I should make something a little more re-usable. Thus my MinimumAgeValidator was born. It can be used via straight AS, or in MXML. Code after the jump. Read the rest of this entry »


Focus Management with the Flex Component Kit for Flash

5 11 2009

At work today we found a bug in the Flex Component Kit for flash. The basic synopsis: when you create a “component” in flash using the CS3 component kit it automatically causes you to extend a base class known as mx.flash.UIMovieClip. This class is very useful, as according to it’s own documentation it allows you: Read the rest of this entry »