Wednesday, November 19, 2008

MAX 2008: Item Renderer Talk

MAX has been a lot of fun so far this year. Joan and I gave a talk at MAX|360 on item renderers. It was a decent crowd for the 360 area, and we got a lot of questions, which was awesome. I think the presentation went really well. There was only one goof in the code, and I've fixed that in this posting (the item renderer code was fine--I just forgot to set editable="true" in the DataGrid for RatingExample4.mxml). We had to speed through in the end and didn't get to talk too much about the star rating renderer or some of the gumbo stuff, but we did get to answer a lot of people's questions, which is what's important. We don't have too much information explaining the code and what slide it accompanies, but if you guys have questions, let me know. There's a lot of good stuff in there, including how to implement IDropInListItemRenderer, using states in renderers, using a checkbox as an editor, and a "star rating renderer," which I hope people can use. Here's the last example we didn't get to show. Anyways, take a look at the slides & examples, and let me know if you've got any questions. Slides (PDF) | Slides (PPTX) Examples

Monday, November 17, 2008

MAX 2008

I'm lucky this year because MAX is in my backyard--San Francisco. I'm putting some last minute touches on a presentation I've been working on. I haven't given talks to a real Flex crowd before, and I figured MAX|360 would be a great start. Joan and I are giving a talk on item renderers. It should cover a lot of material, and it'll hopefully cover everything you need to know about item renderers. It's at 1:30 on Tuesday in the MAX|360 room. I know it's got some stiff competition, since Deepa's talk is at the same time, but it should be a useful session, and I hope you'll stop by. If you can't make it, flag me down to say hello at the conference.