Why hasn't Adobe published any guide lines for using
ActionScipt 2.0 applications in Flex? Surely there are plenty of
existing applications that will need this done. All I know is
1) I can't use SWFLoader in Flex 2 to load my AS 2.0 app -
the help states the application might not work correctly - and no,
on test, it does not. SWFLoader works with apps written in AS 3.0,
so I need to use a 3.0 app.
2) I must now convert my app to AS 3.0. On a cursory review
of the differences, this is NOT a minor task. However, I don't mind
doing it if I end up with something that will run correclty when
loaded into a Flex app. However!! See my next problem in this list.
3) I have no method of publishing my app in AS 3.0, even if I
rewrite it. The latest version of the Flash workbench is Flash 8,
which uses AS 2.0.
So - Adobe! Why have you placed me and anyone else who might
be in this situation into such an untenable position? I can't use
my legacy code, but I have no procedure for converting it over. On
looking through the Flex help, it appears that I can compile any
ActionScript inside the Flex Builder. But - how does this work if
my app has a .fla file, in addition to its .as files that contain
just ActionScript? Could you please publish some guidelines for
handling this situation?