Navigator As3 is a library created to take away your pains when it comes to navigating your application between different views or application states. It provides ways to deal with (asynchronous) transitions between states without bugging you with the tedious parts. To sum up of the library’s features:

  • Total control over synchronous and asynchronous visual transitions
  • Just-in-Time initalization of view components
  • Instant deeplinking with SWFAddress
  • Support for dynamic range elements and lists, like gallery items
  • Nested states, move complete parts of you application and they still work
  • Flow control through state validation, both synchronous and asynchronous
  • Integration of popular frameworks (PureMVC, RobotLegs), but it’s optional
  • History management (courtesy of Laurent)
  • And many more…


package {
	import components.Circle;
	import components.ExampleTextBox;
	import components.Square;

	import util.BaseExample;

	import com.epologee.development.logging.TraceLogger;
	import com.epologee.development.logging.logger;
	import com.epologee.navigator.Navigator;
	import com.epologee.navigator.features.display.DebugConsole;

	import flash.text.TextField;

	 * @author Eric-Paul Lecluse (c)
	[SWF(backgroundColor="#FFFFFF", frameRate="31", width="640", height="480")]
	public class SimpleNavigatorExample extends BaseExample {
		private var navigator : Navigator;
		private var display : DebugConsole;
		private var intro : TextField;
		private var redSquare : Square;
		private var blueSquare : Square;
		private var greenSquare : Square;
		private var blackCircle : Circle;

		public function SimpleNavigatorExample() {
			logger = new TraceLogger();
			navigator = new Navigator();

			// Example description and menu
			intro = new ExampleTextBox();
			intro.addEventListener(TextEvent.LINK, handleTextLinkEvent);

			// These components implement Navigator interfaces to become state responders. Look at comments in the shape classes.
			redSquare = new Square(0x990000);
			greenSquare = new Square(0x009900);
			blueSquare = new Square(0x000099);
			blackCircle = new Circle(0x000000);
			addRow(redSquare, greenSquare, blueSquare, blackCircle);

			// Navigator debug console, very nice for development. Toggle with the tilde key, "~". You can type in new states by hand!
			display = new DebugConsole(navigator);

			// Here we add the responders to the navigation states they represent.
			navigator.add(redSquare, "red");
			navigator.add(greenSquare, "green");
			navigator.add(blueSquare, "blue");
			navigator.add(blackCircle, "black");

			// We can add one responder to as many states as we like.
			navigator.add(redSquare, "*/red");
			navigator.add(greenSquare, "*/green");
			navigator.add(blueSquare, "*/blue");
			navigator.add(blackCircle, "*/black");

			// And then we decide the point at which the Navigator takes over

		private function handleTextLinkEvent(event : TextEvent) : void {
			// New states are 'requested' at the Navigator. It will run a few validation tests on your requested state.
			// States that make no sense to the Navigator are denied, but if you stick to the states we added
			// responders to, we'll be perfectly fine.


			// You can influence the validation of states by adding components that implement IHasStateValidation*** interfaces.
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