Flash Components for Visual Composer 7.0
Flexibility is the name of the game
How many times have you found yourself thinking – “Well, if I could use my own control here it would make my application even better”
We at the SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer 7.0 Development team understand that there is no limit to human creativity and therefore decided to give you – the creative developer, the ability to embed external Flash components into Visual Composer!
Introducing “Flash Components”, a new cool feature that enables you to embed your own custom built Flex 2 based component, or even better, an Xcelsius 2008 dashboard component into Visual Composer storyboard, and hence – to extend the predefined set of standard UI elements that are supplied in Visual Composer.
Upon uploading your new component into your Visual Composer 7.0 environment – you could interact with your Flash Component as if it was part of the Visual Composer out-of-the-box set of controls, i.e. you could configure it’s properties via the configuration panel, connect the data-ports, and use it side-by-side with the already existing Visual composer entities. hence creating exactly the Visual Composer application which you envisioned.
This new and exciting feature is already available on NetWeaver 7.0 EhP1 (7.01) SP5 onwards, which means that it will be officially released by the end of September 2009.
In order to better understand the process of embedding Flash Components in Visual Composer, you can check out the Flash Components – Developers Guide.
and also – TechEd 2009 demo here