Marching ants rectangles are probably not priority #1 in an application, but they are a nice visual clue to the user that she is currently opening a selection rect. So if you are still looking for a nice "pimp up your app" part, look no further:
This an example for a very simple visual widget that you could also build with the Flash Drawing API, where it would proably become a horrible performance hog having to draw hundreds of tiny vectors. Using the new beginBitmapFill method this tool behaves much nicer and has a very small footprint.
The class allows for custom line patterns and colors and you can change the speed and direction of the ants' march.Posted at October 04, 2005 12:13 AM | Further reading