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Signals is a new approach for AS3 events, inspired by C# events and signals/slots in Qt.
Put them together and you’ve got an elegant, simple & completely decoupled solution to the problem of Flex & AIR development.
I’ve thrown together a really quick example (which you can download below) based upon a couple of things I’ve seen recently; firstly Richard Lord’s framework comparison talk at FlashBrighton a couple of weeks ago, and secondly, Owen Bennett’s blend of RobotLegs and Signals he showed me last week. Seeing what Owen had put together inspired me to have a go myself. I wondered whether it was possible to create a RobotLegs/Signals hybrid that was even more decoupled than the system Owen was working on. So I created a short (less then 100 lines) class called ‘SignalBox’, named after a similarly named class in Owen’s system.
One of the projects I worked upon over the summer was destined for the South-American market and therefore needed to display in both Spanish and Portuguese. It was a microsite built in Flex and needed the capacity to alternate between these two languages at any given time. From the user’s perspective, a single button click should be sufficient to translate the entire site’s text from one language to another instantly. Looking around the web I couldn’t find any answers so I sat down and worked out a solution myself.
Here’s a sample app using English and my second language Swedish: