Check Out flexmdi

Ben Clinkinbeard, Brian Holmes, and Brendan Meutzner have announced flexmdi, a really cool extensible, open source solution for creating MDI interfaces in Flex. The demos are very impressive, and this is one I can see a real need for.

4 responses to “Check Out flexmdi”

  1. brian joseph Avatar
    brian joseph

    Ben, thanks for the post. We’re going to be presenting during flex bootcamp at max. Meanwhile we’re going to be putting more examples and effects libraries. I wrote a quick post on how to start extending it by adding your own buttons that can be found at
    with an example at
    with more to come. Any enhancements or bugs, etc will be more than welcome. Email me the enhancements and Ben Clinkinbeard the bugs. 😉

  2. Gary Funk Avatar
    Gary Funk

    Hmm, I, and thousands others, wonder what MDI stand for.

  3. Ben Forta Avatar
    Ben Forta

    Sorry – it’s one of those acronyms that has been used for years, and usually it is just MDI (without even knowing what MDI stands for). But, MDI=multiple document interface, which means that you have multiple document windows within a single application – they can usually be opened, and closed, and resized, and tiles, and cascaded, and so on. Microsoft Word is an MDI app, Dreamweaver has an MDI mode, and many other apps do this to.
    — Ben

  4. Gary Funk Avatar
    Gary Funk

    Ah, I see. Thanks for the information. I just hadn’t associated MDI with multiple document interface, which I havn’t heard in years. Dang I’m getting old.
    Some days I feel like Billgatus of Borg, but with much less gear. 😉

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