Oct 08 2008
ActionScript, ColdFusion, Flex
I feel dumb saying this, but I am having a heck of a time finding consistent information about Flex 3 classes. I am just starting in Flex and it isn't TOO hard to find an example out there that is close to what you are doing, but often times examples don't cover all the bases, and I'll need to look up a method to get its exact signature. (How many arguments, what type, etc) Generally, I'll turn to the livedocs for this, but I have been wasting a lot of time Googling and I don't think it should be this hard.It's not hard to find information and examples on Flex, but what I am mainly struggling on is find the correct language references. First of all, I am using Flex 3. Flex 2 seems to always be on the top of Google, but I'm afraid to use it because it might be out of date. So then, I will add "Flex 3" into my Google search. Sometimes that will bring up what I want, but other times I still won't see the livedocs.adobe.com language reference page anywhere in the first two pages of results. I've even tried adding "language reference" to my search terms. By the way, the "Language Reference" pages I am talking about are the ones that list out all the methods and properties like this one: CategoryAxis Earlier I probably spent 20 minutes trying to find the reference page for my <mx:verticalAxis> tag. I'm convinced one doesn't exist. Perhaps ColdFusion has spoiled me. I've NEVER had a problem finding the livedoc page for any given ColdFusion tag. Of course, that stuff was always baked into ColdFusion Studio with a press of the F1 key. And if push ever comes to shove, I can always bring up www.cfquickdocs.com, specify CF8, and bring up just what I want. There's got to be a secret to finding the Flex classes I want on livedocs, but I haven't figured it out yet. Even the search on Adobe's site, is likely to return Flex 2 information, or pages of examples that may or may not be useful. I also think the majority of Flex 3 docs are the same as Flex 2 and because of that Google hides the Flex 3 docs in favor of Flex 2. Anyway, tell me what your secret is. Let's say your coding flex, and you want to know everything there is to know about that <mx:horizontalAxis> tag you just pasted in from somewhere. What's the easiest, quickest way to go straight to the livedocs page on it for you?