All in Flash Friday

Quick tip Ctrl+3

There are shortcuts for Flash Builder common features but Project-->Clean... isn't one of them. Eclipse has an interesting Keyboard Shortcut in CTRL+3 - Quick Access. The Quick Access shortcut allows you to hit the shortcut then just start typing the name of the feature you want to use - and there is a big list available to you in Eclipse. A bonus to the Quick Access shortcut is that the last feature you used can be used by hitting return. So to set up a shortcut for Project-->Clean there are just a couple steps.

Resource Bundles and Fonts

If you've been working with Flash for a while, especially FlashBuilder, you've probably heard of resource bundles. If you are like me you heard they had something to do with localization. Then you quickly forgot about them. The truth is they aren't only for localization. In fact, they are a really good way to centralize and manage resources in actionscript project. They also happen to work really well for localization. So if they do more than just localization, what are resource bundles.

Recently, Adobe released version 3.5 of the Flex SDK. I updated a project I was currently working on from 3.3 to 3.5 and I had to reset up my runtime shared library (RSL) for the project. This got me thinking that many people don't know how to properly use RSLs. The world of flex development is better if we all use the the SDK RSLs so that is the topic of today's post