Dan McAdams has posted a quick guide to help people get up and running with the CoverFlow Flex component SWC file. This component has generated a lot of interest, which is great, but it also means that there are a lot of people who are brand new to Flex (and hence don’t know how to use SWC files or how to set up Flex projects) trying to use the component. My posts about coverflow have gotten quite a few comments from people who don’t know how to get the examples I posted working, or can’t figure out how to use the coverflow library in their own applications. Thus far I haven’t spent the time to go through a detailed step-by-step tutorial on exactly how to use a SWC library in your own projects (although google really does do wonders people…).
So thanks Dan! If anyone is having trouble with getting the coverflow library to work make sure to check out Dan’s screenshots and his tips.
Here are a few links to the Flex documentation that explain SWC files and how to use them in your projects: