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Flex Application: Star Wars Name Generator

I finally spend some time to make myself more familiar with the Flex 2 Beta and this is what came out as a result: Star Wars Name Generator! It’s a small and modest tool to generate random names (obviously). If you’re a fan of the Star Wars Pen & Paper Role-playing game (like me) you might find this tool useful!

You can generate names for planets and for characters, there are some parameters that can be chosen from before pressing the Generate button. After that it will spit out a list of more or less useful names (some of them sound very exotic). Interesting names can then be dragged and dropped onto the right side list. All names in this list are stored in local shared object on the users computer until the Clear button is pressed. The Switch button displays the saved names in a text area from where the names can be copied to the clipboard. (Small update: Works now with latest Flash Player v9).


  1. May 30th, 2006 at 02:01 | #1

    Pretty cool. Good usability disabling form elements not needed.

  2. poonamsheth
    June 1st, 2006 at 15:35 | #2

    well its good, am new to flex,, can u share to us,, what all things,resouces u have utilised? a brief description all used? [example, database? sql?PHP?or java? or ...dataservices?]

  3. June 1st, 2006 at 17:50 | #3

    poonamsheth, it’s nothing fancy really. I’ve used the Flex-Builder Plugin for Eclipse to lay out the GUI and then wrote a class that contains the name generation code (and all the syllables used for the names). There is no database used for this little thing so it’s quite simple now but maybe I’ll extend it a bit later.

  4. Devih
    April 16th, 2011 at 23:35 | #4

    Great job, loved it. Made a name for SWG

  5. Sergio Lopez
    November 17th, 2012 at 08:08 | #5

    AXIS something that shortens to that if possible

  1. July 1st, 2006 at 11:07 | #1
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