actionscript

AS3 clickTag & IE popup blocker

Recently, we at Gynzy had to implement clickTag scripts in Actionscript 3 banners. As you might know, AS 3 banners don’t work well in Internet Explorer. You’ll get a pop-up blocked warning when using navigateToURL(). After some googling I found a clickTag script at blog.advalidation.com/2011/06/as3-clicktag.html It uses ExternalInterface.call(‘window.open’, url, ‘_blank’); when the user agent of the […]

AS3 Object shuffle or randomize

After I published my AS3 Vector shuffle or randomize post, Philip Bulley commented: “…I tried casting a Vector.int to Vector.*, but the vector becomes null within the shuffle method”. I never had to randomize a Vector.<int> but when I tried I discovered Philip was right, the result was null. I solved this problem by changing my shuffleVector function […]

TextSnapshot.getTextRunInfo: where is corner0x?

For a new Gynzy tool, I’m trying to detect coordinates of selected words in a static textfield. It’s not to difficult using the TextSnapshot object. The