Sunday, September 09, 2007


For some technical reasons, I had to repost this introduction, but I'm also going to start blogging for real now. I have Internet at home, and we're getting a little more free time at work as we're almost done bug fixing for the next release. Anyways, on to the introduction.

Who are you? I am Ryan Frishberg, and I just graduated from Carnegie Mellon University. In July, I moved out to the Bay Area and started work at Adobe on the Flex SDK team. I’ve always been interested in software development and web technology, and Flex is absolutely awesome.

Why are you blogging now? Since I’ve tried to stay on top of the Web 2.0 and Rich Internet Application world, I read way too many blogs each day. I found out that through all the jargon propaganda they give you (don’t worry, I’ll be dosing out similar content soon), the blogs are actually useful. In fact, about half the time I Google for a technical question, I end up going to a blog. So I hope that by starting this blog, I can contribute to some of the technical knowledge (as well as the proper jargon and propaganda) out there. Also, I just started working on Flex, which means that I’ll have some really cool issues to talk about

What will I talk about in the blog? I would like to talk about web technologies, especially Flex. I’ll give examples on using Flex for beginners to show you how easy it is to create something useful in the framework. I also hope to cover more advanced topics that aren't covered as much by other blogs, like bugs I'm currently working on or limitations to the framework.

Content is on its way soon, and if you want to reach me with any questions, feel free to contact me via email.


Peter Kehl said...

Hi Frish,

thank you for this solution.

However... when I apply it to my application, it works only partially. It updates horizontal scrollbar maximum - it adjusts nicely to the width as I open/close nodes of the tree. However, when I scroll to the right, the contents of the tree doesn't get redrawn - so there's a white vertical column in place where should be the contents I wanted to slide to.

Now, my tree has several 'root' nodes in it. Can that matter?

I don't have source code I could display publicly right now, but will make one. I'm using Flex Builder 2.0155577.

Would you show the source code of the example (two trees) that is on your blog site, please?

Ryan said...

Hey Peter,

There was a previous comment on this (check out the comments for that specific post and you'll see a longer answer and some solutions for you). It's related to an issue that has been fixed in the SDK code. and that's why you don't see it in my example b/c I'm using the newer version.

Peter Kehl said...

Hi Ryan,

what was that specific post, please? And, what exact SDK are you using to build it? Where is it available?

I've tried Builder 2.01 with today's nightly build of 2.0 SDK from sdk/flex2sdk.html. Also tried Builder 3 Beta today's nightly build of 3.0 SDK from sdk/flex3sdk.html.

Both of them cut white the right part of my tree.

Ryan said...

My original comment can be found at the bottom of

Your best option is to wait a few more days when we push the new Flex 3 beta out. You should be able to take the old Flex 3 beta1 and use a nightly SDK build as well b/c SDK-11847 should be fixed in the nightly builds, so I'm not sure why that's not working. If you are trying this and not getting it to work, send me an email at frishy -at-