tutorials

I have written many tutorials and this is the place that you will find them. Most of them are in flash, but a few of them are in ColdFusion. Who knows what ind of tutorials I will create in the future?

All of the flash tutorials can be found on my good friends website Graphic Mania who has many such tutorials on many of the topics in Graphic Design. I started writing for the site back in Flash SC 4, and I still do in Flash CS 6, which as been a number of years. Even though of the many changes in flash we try to keep up, with what is popular today. The later tutorials have been on using flash & AIR, and we are working n some gaming features.

Using the Color Picker
How To Create A Flash Login Screen Tutorial
How To Create A Flash Login Screen Tutorial – Part 2
Embedding Fonts for Components in Flash
Checkbox and AS3 in Flash CS4
Making a Guessing Game in Flash CS4
Please refer to:
For a listing of my ColdFusion tutorials
Select like with cfqueryparam
Create Update Delete example

Flash Player 12.0 and AIR 4.0 Release Notes

Welcome to Adobe® Flash® Player 12.0 and Adobe AIR 4.0!

Last Updated: December 17th, 2013

Code-named “Jones”

Announcement: We are moving to a rapid beta release cycle using “Background Update“. We encourage you to subscribe so you can get the latest and the greatest Flash Player without a single mouse click. You may also subscribe to our Twitter channel @FlashPlayerBeta to stay on top of the current release schedule updates.

This beta release includes new features as well as enhancements and bug fixes related to security, stability, performance, and device compatibility for Flash Player 12 and AIR 4. This document may be updated periodically as more information becomes available.

With this release, we are introducing a new numbering scheme for our product versions. Adopting the pattern set by Google with Chrome and Mozilla with Firefox, we will simply update the major version number with each subsequent release. In other words, beginning with the release of “Jones”, Flash Player will become Flash Player 12.

With each new major release, roughly every 3 months, that number will increase by one.

This change will also apply to AIR and the AIR SDK, albeit not right away. Our “Jones” release will be numbered AIR 4 and AIR SDK 4; however, with our “King” (Q2 2014) release, the version number will be synchronized with the Flash Player version at 13.
Last Updated: December 17th, 2013

Thank you for testing our upcoming releases and we encourage you to let us know what you think on our beta forums and bug-database.

NOTE:
The ActiveX Flash Player in this release is NOT compatible with Windows® 8.

  • Flash Player for Windows® 8 is available as part of the generally available Windows® 8

Builds changes
Runtime Versions

Flash Player Desktop only: 12.0.0.39
AIR Runtime Desktop: 4.0.0.1390
AIR Runtime Android: 4.0.0.1390
AIR SDK & Compiler: 4.0.0.1390  NOTE: AIR SDK & Compiler (now includes iOS7 support)

(December 17th, 2013) This update includes new iOS and Android features, enhancements and bug fixes.

Flash Player 12.0 beta

(Decenber 17th, 2013This update included security enhancements and bug fixes to provide a more robust and secure Flash Player.

Flash Player 12 & Adobe AIR 4 are now in beta

Flash Player 12 beta is ready for download – http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer.html

Adobe AIR 4  beta is ready for download – http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/flashruntimes/air/

The new betas are code-named “Jones“. With this release, we introduce a new numbering scheme for our product versions, we will simply update the major version number with each subsequent release, doing away with minor releases altogether. In other words, beginning with the release of “Jones“, Flash Player will become Flash Player 12. With each new release, roughly every 3 months, that number will increase by one.

To use the new Flash Player, you will need to target SWF version 23

 

New and Updated Features

  • Mac .pkg Installation Support – Deploying Flash Player and keeping it up to date is a critical task for system administrators worldwide.In Flash Player 11.9 we added .pkg support for ease of deployment. In Flash Player 12 we’ve incorporated public beta feedback fromsystem administrators to improve the workflow and UI.
  • Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 Support – Microsoft has released IE 11 on Windows 7 and we plan to officially support this in Flash  Player 12
  • Safe Mode in Safari 6.1 and higher – Safari 6.1 includes an updated version of Safari with Safe Mode, which implements new securityrestrictions on the operation of browser plug-ins. To the extent possible, we’ve adapted Flash Player to transparently handle these changes. A small number of behaviors will change in the context of Safe Mode and are explained in the Known Issues section below.
  • 64-Bit PPAPI Flash Player for Chrome – We’d like to encourage those interested in 64-bit Flash Player for Chrome to please downloadthe latest build available in the Chrome Canary Channel.
  • Graphics: Buffer Usage flag for Stage3D – We’ve added a new enum Class called Context3DBufferUsage which defines twoconstants, STATIC_DRAW (default) and DYNAMIC_DRAW. These constants specify how buffers will be used in Stage3D. We’ve alsoadded a new parameter, called “bufferUsage”, to the constructors of VertexBuffer and IndexBuffer. This “bufferUsage” parameter uses one of the constants form Context3DBufferUsage one of the constants form Context3DBufferUsage, which will allow you to select the appropriate buffer type according to your needs.
  • Android Workers – Introduced as a beta feature in AIR 3.9, we’re continuing to improve this feature based on your feedback inpreperation for an official release in AIR 4.

Flash Player 11.9 Beta

A new beta version of Adobe’s Flash Player is now available for Mac and Windows with a particular emphasis on OS X, featuring support for Mavericks and Mac .pkg installations.

Currently in beta, the new Adobe Flash Player 11.9.900.85 has been “tested against the latest developer releases of OS X 10.9 […] ensuring that Flash Player continues to perform as expected,” according to Adobe Systems.

With the new beta, Flash can now be installed via a .pkg (package) installer native to Macintosh platforms.

Adobe says the reason behind this move is to make deploying and updating Flash Player an easier task for system administrators worldwide.

“We’re introducing a new .pkg installer format for our distribution partners so we can reduce their workload by allowing them to deploy Flash Player for Mac using their current tools and environments,” according to the company.

On Windows platforms, the same update delivers only “new features for browser-based viewing of expressive content.”

Flash Player 11.9 Features

This beta release provides access to the Flash Player 11.9 runtime for Windows and Mac OS.

Below are some of the key features and benefits of Flash Player 11.9:

Mac OS 10.9 Support – We have tested against the latest developer releases of OS X 10.9 and are ensuring that Flash Player continues to perform as expected.

Mac .pkg Installation Support – Deploying Flash Player and keeping it up to date is a critical task for system administrators worldwide. We’re introducing a new .pkg installer format for our distribution partners so we can reduce their workload by allowing them to deploy Flash Player for Mac using their current tools and environments.

Download Flash Player 11.9

Flash Player 11.9 and Adobe AIR 3.9 Beta Available

The upcoming versions of the Flash Runtimes are now available on Adobe Labs.

Flash Player 11.9

Mac OS 10.9 Support – We have tested against the latest developer releases of OS X 10.9 and are ensuring that Flash Player continues to perform as expected. We have also added support for the latest Apple technologies such as “App Nap” so that Flash Player gets out of the way when not in use and allows your system to remain fast and responsive.

Mac .pkg Installation Support – Deploying Flash Player and keeping it up to date is a critical task for system administrators worldwide. We’re introducing a new .pkg installer format for our distribution partners so we can reduce their workload by allowing them to deploy Flash Player for Mac using their current tools and environments.

Adobe AIR 3.9

Mobile Workers (concurrency) for Android – BETA – Our hugely popular desktop feature, AIR Workers, is now making its debut on mobile! We have added support on Android devices so that you will be able to execute code in the background without interrupting your application’s main code. Your UI will remain responsive, enhancing the user experience. We haven’t forgotten about iOS! Look for news on iOS workers in an upcoming release (NOTE: this feature will undergo an extended beta period).

Mobile Support for Background Execution in “Direct” Render Mode – AIR now supports background execution of code on iOS and Android when render mode is set to “direct”.  This will allow your applications to perform tasks such as audio playback even when invisible to the user. Due to power and CPU considerations, we recommend reviewing our release notes for additional details and guidance.

New and Improved AOT for AIR iOS – BETA – With our new AOT compiler, we’re improving the build time for iOS applications dramatically. (NOTE: this feature will undergo an extended beta period).

Support for iOS7 – iOS7 is approaching and we are making sure that AIR is compatible and performs as expected.

Mac OS 10.9 Support – We have tested against the latest developer releases of OS X 10.9 and are making sure that your applications support the latest technologies such as “App Nap”.

XXHDPI Icon Support – With this feature we have added support for beautiful, high resolution icons on devices such as the Nexus 10

Read the release notes.

Download Flash Player 11.9 and Adobe AIR 3.9 from Adobe Labs.