I thought I would share my code snippet for my previous post in order to help the next person who was trying to get AIR badges in WordPress going:
The Kimili plugin delimits flashvars with semicolons bracketed by spaces (e.g. ” ; “). I’m not sure why it requires this odd syntax, but things won’t work if you eliminate the spaces.
I added a space betwen the closing bracket of the tag so that WordPress wouldn’t interpret it. The correct syntax should be “/]”.
The AIR windowing API offers some exciting new possibilities, and challenges, for Flash developers. With the Employee Directory Sample Application, we showcased a well-designed, real-world application that dynamically resizes itself to a changing content area. This is a powerful technique that simply isn’t possible within the confines of a browser window.
I thought it would be useful to distill this capability from the more complex directory application and provide a simple ‘kick-start’ application that demonstrates:
Leveraging transparent windows to create high-quality custom window chrome with drop-shadows.
Using the Flex Resize effect and event listeners to dynamically size a NativeWindow to the size of a changing content area
Simple PNG-centric CSS styling example with advanced text anti-aliasing applied.
You may install via the AIR badge below, or if you have less than 9,0,63, you will have to manually install the runtime and AIR file:
Source is available by right-clicking and selecting ‘view-source’ in the application.
One other factor with resizable applications not covered in this sample app is automatically keeping the application onscreen as the application resizes. This is a challenging problem that is addressed in the directory application (via a fairly convoluted solution), but is not covered here. Something I definitely hope to address more clearly in the future. Definitely check out the Employee Directory if you haven’t already.