Skip to content

HTTPS clone URL

Subversion checkout URL

You can clone with
or
.
Download ZIP
Signals is a new approach for AS3 events, inspired by C# events and signals/slots in Qt.
ActionScript
Branch: binding
Pull request Compare This branch is 13 commits ahead, 10 commits behind master.

Fetching latest commit…

Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time

Failed to load latest commit information.
libs
performance-test/org/osflash/signals
src/org/osflash/signals
tests/org/osflash/signals
.gitignore
CHANGELOG.textile
MIT-LICENSE.txt
README.textile
TODO.textile
as3-signals.as3proj
build.properties
build.xml

README.textile

Signals: Think Outside the Event.

Signals are light-weight, strongly-typed AS3 messaging tools.
Wire your application with better APIs and less boilerplate than AS3 Events.

Concept

  • A Signal is essentially a mini-dispatcher specific to one event, with its own array of listeners.
  • A Signal gives an event a concrete membership in a class.
  • Listeners subscribe to real objects, not to string-based channels.
  • Event string constants are no longer needed.
  • Signals are inspired by C# events and signals/slots in Qt.

Syntax

// with EventDispatcher
button.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, onClick);

// Signal equivalent; past tense is recommended
button.clicked.add(onClicked);

I am still looking for impressions, critiques and suggestions.
My email is robert at robertpenner.com.
I’m @robpenner on Twitter.

Background on AS3 Events

Something went wrong with that request. Please try again.