Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Flex 2 Custom Preloader and Flash Integration

I still see a lot of people using the default preloader for Flex in their Flex 2 applications (including me). However, it's possible to customize the loading screen before your Flex app appears. Ted Patrick has a post with some nice examples of using gif, png or even swf files as a preloader:

Flex 2 Preloaders

Ted's examples just use simple graphics and animation, however you can integrate Flash into Flex to create a really nice preloader. You can also integrate Flash throughout your Flex application for consistency (or for added pizzazz). Jesse Randall Warden has a good article on this as well as a nice example on the third page of his article:

Integrating a Flash Interface into Flex 2

2 comments:

Alex said...
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Alex said...

here found this example for flex preloader , might be helpful to other flex developers
http://askmeflash.com/article_m.php?p=article&id=7