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Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Yahoo ASTRA : Flash CS3 Components
Yahoo have released a set of free Flash CS3 Components called ASTRA. The component set includes a Tree, Menu, TabBar, AutoComplete and Charts. Flex developers already have access to components like these through the Flex Framework. But Adobe hasn't released equivalents for pure Flash developments. There are a number of excellent commercial component sets around but who can argue with free. To help developers get started with these tools Yahoo have provided a simple sample application : the ASTRA Aquarium which provides an example of using all the components. The source code is available for download and there is also a comprehensive tutorial.