So I'm not sure why this took me so long to figure out since it's actually quite simple... I have a flex application that is pulling all its data from an xml file. I wanted to add links to certain pieces of text. I finally figured out a way to make it work... if this is the best way or not, I do not know, but it works! (This is why I'm not a programmer... haha). Use a combination of xml file with node wrapped in the ![CDATA[ tag, Text component, and the htmlText property. Example: MXML snip: <mx:HTTPService id="contentService" url="assets/xml/content.xml" resultFormat="e4x" result="contentResultHandler(event)" fault="contentFaultHandler(event)"/ > ActionScript: iText = new Text(); iText.htmlText = xmlListColl.getItemAt(n).writeup; XML snip: <section> <title>my writeup </title > <writeup> <![CDATA[Here is a <font style="color:'#0000FF';"> <a href="
Showing posts from August, 2008
- Other Apps
Over the past month or so I have been working with an IA and some developers to create a proof of concept desktop widget. After the IA did some research and we decided on some wireframes, I did the visual and interaction design, sent the developers my mock ups and assets and let them go. The point of the exercise was to mainly get a sales tool, but also to discover the limitations between platforms. The three that have been created so far have been a Google Gadget, a Yahoo Widget, and an Adobe Air application. According to the developer working on the Google Gadget it is a nightmare. It came out looking the least like my mock ups that's for sure. The Yahoo one looks pretty nice, but it doesn't do any of the cool transitions and stuff I asked for. The Air, well, I guess I'm an Adobe lover anyway, but it came out the best by far. I think that maybe what we were trying to create may have been a bit beyond Google and even Yahoo’s capabilities. I wish I could show you, but y