Yet another Flash MX 2004, ActionScript 2, RichTextEditor… or is it?
I’ve been speaking with Igor Dimitrijevic over AIM for the past few months discussing Flash RichTextEditors, looking at the solutions out there, comparing notes on TextField, TextFormat, Flash Player HTML bugs/issues, and generally helping eachother out.
After that, I can definately say Igor knows what he’s doing, and have full confidence this will, as of the posting date, be the best Flash RichTextEditor on the market.
Until the Flash Player fixes some of it’s underlying problems with TextFormat not correctly writing HTML, as well as it’s erratic display of images in an input TextField, all RichTextEditors will have these inherent flaws, regardless of who codes them and with whatever workarounds/coding compensations. Regardless, Igor like me has been creating components since they were first SmartClips in Flash 5, so I’m sure he’s created it in such a way that it will be a solution for your project, and compensate for the Flash Player’s TextField problems.
Try it out without downloading or installing anything!
For you Flex users, I’ve worked with Abdul Qabiz to get the MXI format correct and sent it over to Igor, encouraging him to add install support for FlexBuilder 1.5. Cross your fingers!