Stefan Cameron on Forms
Building intelligent forms using Adobe LiveCycle Designer


Final Post: XFA Tank Wars

Dear Readers and Fellow Form Developers,

The time has come for me to focus my extra energy on other goals and projects at Adobe and at home.

I have thoroughly enjoyed helping the XFA community for these past 4.5 years. All of the content on this blog was a direct result of your questions and I learned a great deal about Adobe’s XFA technology and its LiveCycle Enterprise Suite along the way. Thank you!

I leave you now with a final “form to end all forms” (in my mind, anyway): A version of the classic Tank Wars game implemented entirely in XFA + JavaScript.

Why do this, you wonder? Well, it was a good challenge, you couldn’t embed Flash in an XFA form back then and I wanted to do something that would really put LiveCycle Designer’s Script Editor through its usability paces.

Comments are now closed on all posts and pages except for this one and the XFA Tank Wars page which will close on December 31, 2010. I will continue to host this blog for your reference and bookmarks however I cannot guarantee it will be available forever.

Good luck on all your present and future form development projects.


Posted by Stefan Cameron on December 3rd, 2010
Filed under General,Instance Manager,Scripting,Tutorials,XFA

Adobe Acrobat X Sneak Peak

The new version of Acrobat, Acrobat X (pronounced “10” like the number, not “x” like the letter), has been announced and the Acrobat User Community has a couple of “first look” eSeminars that you might want to join in order to see what’s new before the official release/ship date about 30 days away:

Posted by Stefan Cameron on October 18th, 2010
Filed under Acrobat

LiveCycle Designer ES2 SP2 Now Available

For those of you who have the right licensing agreement, you can now download the LiveCycle ES2 Service Pack 2 patch which updates LiveCycle Designer ES2 to version as well as Workbench and LiveCycle as a whole if you have them installed.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on October 7th, 2010
Filed under Designer,LiveCycle

New Web Service Sample Form Posted

It was recently brought to my attention that the web service used by my sample form for my tutorial on connecting a form to a web service is no longer operational. Obviously, that makes the sample form much less useful so I have posted a second sample form that uses a different web service. If you have been struggling with the original sample, please have a look at the new one I posted in an update to the original post.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on September 2nd, 2010
Filed under Data Binding,Designer,Tutorials,XFA

LiveCycle Designer ES2 Service Pack 1

The LiveCycle ES2 SP1 update is now available and includes an update to LiveCycle Designer ES2.

Posted by Stefan Cameron on June 18th, 2010
Filed under Designer,LiveCycle