Astro: Flash player 10
Three new features were demod for the next release of the Flash player, version 10, code-named Astro:-
- Advanced text layout support; multiple languages, multiple columns, tables, live editing, reflowing. In the demos, the focus was on support for multiple languages including right-to-left languages, all drawn on the same canvas. But it looks also as though it might make for a really good WYSIWYG editing tool, free of the constraints of ContentEditable and the problems of cross-browser support.
- Perspective transforms for 3D effects for all display objects including video and all other components and controls. Everything continues working while it’s being transformed in 3D, so controls are still clickable, video keeps playing, etc. Additional functions will appear in ActionScript – rotationx, y, and z as well as the existing rotation functions.
- It’ll be possible for Flash developers to create their own custom filters, blend modes and fills using a new processing language called Hydra.