I started having a look at using HaXe a couple a days ago since it promises to be quite interesting.

haXe is a powerful modern language with many compelling features. It is aimed at giving developers a tool to create websites & applications in a single unified language.

It’s quite simple to install and if you use FlashDevelop as editor you’re pretty much set. I also took a look at some plugins for Eclipse, but they felt quite unfinished (granted most were still in beta). I tried Eclihx and HXDT.

Some useful info I found:

  • HaXe install dir: C:\Program Files\Motion-Twin\haxe\
  • Setting SWF properties using the HaXe compiler: -swf-header <header> : define SWF header (width:height:fps:color), i.e. “-swf-header 640:480:31:000000”
  • When your Main class is extending Sprite make sure to add it to the display list using: “Lib.current.stage.addChild(this);”
  • A nice tutorial on using SWCs with HaXe

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