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Alan K Holden

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The IT Zen of Futurama
The IT Zen of Futurama

Bender learns a core principle of Information Technology:

Users clamor for change, but some might complain when you give it to them.

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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