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Alan K Holden

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I'm not a doctor, but I played one once. That means I totally know what I'm talking about...

Flex File Management

One common entry on the list of "bad user experiences" is file manipulation.

Users are often expected to know where a transferred file was stored, or to navigate the ugly web 1.0 upload process, or know and understand the repetition required in posting multiple files for a single purpose...

I've made a few (Flex 2, Flex 3 - ActionScript 3) file management widgets by leveraging the Flash FileReference object, FileFilter object and/or extending the Flex UIComponent.

These are just screenshots of three different file management widgets I've written:

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