Category: ActionScript 3

I stumbled upon an interested error today while trying to initialize a simple variable in my main mxml file – “Constructor functions must be instance methods”

In this particular case, it turned out that I had given my variable the same exact name as my mxml file, causing the compiler to choke and give me that error. This error shows up not just with coinciding variable names, but component ID’s as well.


So I was working on a project, and realized I needed a way to update my application once it had been deployed. I figured the answer was simple:  add PHP headers to stop caching. Wrong.

That didn’t solve the problem at all.

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Ebay AS3 Library

Ebay decided to follow in Yahoo’s footsteps and create an AS3 Library.

Check it out over at Google Code.