flex custom component similar to apple dashboard widget

Posted on 2010-01-07
Last Modified: 2012-05-08

       I need to write a flex custom component , which should be similar to the apple dashboard widget (

The custom component should provide all the features of a apple dashboard widget so that other developers can use the custom component.

Iam not sure where to start.

Any directions ??
Question by:randyraj
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    What all gadgets you trying to make? Try if this link help you to get an overview

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    I went through the link .

    I guess thats using FusionCharts behind the scene.

    one of my friend pointed me to the following link . Its using Sandy 3D engine in the background.

    What iam planning to start with is to have a UIcomponent that can flip over and show another set of information(Very similar to what a apple dashboard widget does) .One important information is my runtime environment is flash player 10 .

    At this point of time in my learning , I understand there are 3D rendering engines that like Fusion charts and Sandy that can help me implement these .  

    I understand Flash player 10 has 3D capabilities(  

    Do u think , i can start out using flash player 10 3D capabilities to achieve what i want to do right now ?

    Will using the 3D engine affect performance during runtime ?

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    I am not having much idea using those. I think you can checkout Papervision3D also if you have interest in AS3. May be some experts can help you out.


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