2006 ColdFusion MX 7.0.2 Cumulative Hot Fix 1 Released
ColdFusion MX 7.0.2 Cumulative Hot Fix 1 (containing a total of 14 fixes) has been released.
2006 RIAForge 100th Project
2006 Toronto Has A New Flex User Group
I presented CF/Flex and Scorpio sneaks to the Toronto CFUG earlier this week. At the event, Oliver Merk announced the formation of a new Toronto Flex User Group, and the inaugural meting is set for January 23rd, 2007. This is great news for the Toronto community!
2006 Brazil Gets New National CFUG
Marco Martins wrote to let me know about the new Brazilian National ColdFusion User Group. ColdFusion has some very important customers and deployments in Brazil, but community support withered somewhat during the Macromedia era, and this new group is going to be an important part of reinvigorating the Brazilian ColdFusion community. The group had their first meeting earlier this week, and I want to publicly congratulate them on this important milestone. And yes, I am planning a trip to Brazil for early 2007, and will be sure that this new group makes it on to my agenda.
2006 Changing Control Defaults By Using Flex Custom Components
A user e-mailed with an interesting question. He has a ColdFusion powered Flex application that uses lots of DateField controls. By default, DateField displays left and right buttons to change months, but no buttons to change years. Changing years is supported by specifying yearNavigationEnabled="true", but he wanted to know if there was a way to change the default behavior so as to not have to add that property over and over.
The solution is a very simple one, and is a nice demonstration of the simplest form of Flex custom components. This first code snippet is a new DateField2 component:
And here is the equivalent DateChooser2 component:
That's all there is to it, just use DateField2 instead of DateField, and DateChooser2 instead of DateChooser, and you're done.