Flex XML Ticker is coded in Flex 3, using Actionscript 3 and is ultimately 2 products in one; a precompiled SWF for use anywhere, and a set of AS3 classes for use in your Flex projects.
XML Ticker simply displays ANY XML file, local or remote, in any format you want. Display is fully configurable via the configuration file, all content is displayed using simple HTML templates which you define, and the display of the HTML is controlled by CSS , again which you define.
All in XML Ticker is a blank canvas which you can style however you want (all via a single xml config file), and use it to display any number of XML data sources (rss feeds, xml files for other tickers, youtube feeds, twitter feeds etc).
The Download includes extensive documentation, several useful examples, the compiled SWF ready to drop in to any HTML page, Flash Project, XML Flash Template Site, or indeed Flex Project. Also included is the full source as a Flex project, along with all classes.
All Classes are AS3 , fully documented and very lightweight.
XML Ticker has fully error control, as in it will only ever display 2 errors, one if the configuration file can’t be found, and another if its got invalid syntax. All other errors such as remote sources being down, or containing invalid xml are silently ignored, thus giving your end users no headaches or bad impressions.
By default XML Ticker is completely transparent, and resizes completely to whatever size you make the SWF , however every single aspect of it is fully configurable via the config file (including swf/image backgrounds, fonts, transparency, colors, borders etc etc).
In short, if you need something to show your stock quotes, rss feeds, latest twitters, headlines, podcasts (insert any xml source here) – then you don’t need a programmer, you just need 5 minutes and this product.