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With the release of Macromedia ColdFusion 7 and the arrival of Flash Forms, developers were presented with an alternative to HTML forms that offered them additional functionality, such as full-featured controls not available in HTML and built-in validation. That alone made Flash Forms appealing - and with the addition of pieces of ActionScript code, developers were able to create truly responsive forms. But because they were meant to be compatible with HTML forms, they still shared the same submit-refresh model. What if you could "submit" the form and, without a page refresh, get feedback from the server? Enter Flash Remoting. In this series of tutorials you will learn how to create an application that allows users to search and retrieve records from a database, and then edit, add, and remove them from the database - all in one screen. Those functions will be presen... (more)

The Real Estate Sample Application Using ColdFusion and Flash Forms

With the release of Macromedia ColdFusion 7 and the arrival of Flash Forms, developers were presented with an alternative to HTML forms that offered them additional functionality, such as full-featured controls not available in HTML and built-in validation. That alone made Flash Forms appealing - and with the addition of pieces of ActionScript code, developers were able to create truly responsive forms. But because they were meant to be compatible with HTML forms, they still shared the same submit-refresh model. What if you could "submit" the form and, without a page refresh, get... (more)

Completing The Real Estate Sample Application

In Part 1 of this tutorial (CFDJ, Vol.7, issue 12), you built a search interface for the Real Estate sample application. In Part 2, you'll learn how to populate a form by binding the fields to a datagrid, and then edit, add, and remove records from the database. You will add functionality to the one-screen interface you started to build in Part 1 using ColdFusion and Flash Remoting. Requirements To complete this tutorial you will need to install the following software and files: ColdFusion MX 7.01 For a trial download go to www.macromedia.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm? product=col... (more)

Your First Adobe Flex Application with a ColdFusion Backend

Flex is a complete set of tools to develop rich Internet cross-platform applications based on the Flash platform. With Flex, you can create applications that not only have the "wow factor" necessary to please clients and users alike, but the "usability factor" necessary to make your application a real success.  Flex 2 has recently been released and can be downloaded at Adobe's Web site. This release includes Flex Builder 2 (an IDE based on Eclipse) and Flash Player 9. At Adobe's Web site, you'll also find tools specifically for ColdFusion such as the ColdFusion/Flex Connectivity... (more)

How To Create a Photo Slide Show ...

All applications, simple or complex, online or desktop, are composed of many elements: screens, forms, menus, etc. In a Rich Internet Application, those elements can also include video, audio, or images. From the programmer's standpoint, it would be great to be able to reuse those parts so that they can be incorporated into different places of the application, or in different applications, using the same component. In Flex, creating custom MXML components is a very easy task; whenever you create a new component, simply drop it in your application as many times as you want. You c... (more)