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Blog posts made on 01-Nov-06
1Nov
2006
FlexBuilder (Eclipse) Hide/Show All Panels

You may know this already, I just discovered it by mistake. Double click on the file name tab in FlexBuilder (and Eclipse) to hide all panels expanding the editor window, double click again to restore the panels (just like F4 in Dreamweaver). Now I just need a keyboard shortcut for this.

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1Nov
2006
Improving <CFDIRECTORY> Performance

Mark Kruger posted comments about the performance of <CFDIRECTORY ACTION="list"> (see post 1 and post 2). He noted that returning full directory information with all file details (especially over network connections) can be painfully slow. As per his post, using Java APIs to return directory lists is far quicker, which is odd as <CFDIRECTORY ACTION="list"> actually uses the same Java APIs internally.

In a comment on Mark's blog, Tom Jordahl pointed out that the reason for this is that for <CFDIRECTORY> to return all file details it needs to first retrieve the file list and then perform a Java stat() for each file, and that stat() call is very time consuming (especially over network connections). The solution, if you just need file names and not other details, is to use the undocumented LISTINFO attribute. LISTINFO defaults to "all", but specify LISTINFO="name" and <CFDIRECTORY> will only return file names and will run just as quickly as the Java APIs it relies on.

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1Nov
2006
Flex 2 Spell Checker Component

Check out <spellcheck:*/>, a spell checker component for use with Flex 2 input fields.

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1Nov
2006
CF/Flex Seminar In Toronto

A few months back I presented Flex + ColdFusion seminars in cities around the U.S and online. And now we've added Toronto, Ontario, to the list. Join me for a half day seminar to learn why there's simply no quicker or easier way to create Rich Internet Applications than the combination of Flex 2 and ColdFusion MX 7. The event will take place on November 28th, and registration is required.

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