Join David Gassner for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating custom Spark skins as MXML components, part of Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 New Features.
The ability to create custom skins for Spark-based applications and components…is one of the most important new features in the Flex 4 SDK.…I am going to show you how to create a new custom skin for a Flex 4 application,…that is an MXML skin component that's designed for use with the Spark…application component.…I will demonstrate this using the application AppWithSkin.mxml.…In the beginning state of the application, there is a Declarations element with an ArrayList.…ArrayList is a new class in Flex 4.…
It's a lighter weight data collection than the Array Collection that lets you…store data but doesn't implement sorting, filtering and other advanced data…management features.…The ArrayList has 3 String Values, and then within the Applications Control…bar Content, which replaces the old application control bar component, there…is an instance of the button bar component with its data provider bound to the buttonList object.…When I run the application in its initial state, it has a very…plain presentation.…
- Understanding MXML namespaces
- Moving classes and components between packages
- Managing templates for new MXML and ActionScript files
- Exploring MXML language changes
- Working with the Spark component framework
- Adding visual controls with CSS, MXML graphics, and custom Spark skins
- Displaying images and dynamic data
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Using the New Flash Builder Features
3. Using the New MXML Language Features
4. Using Spark Components
5. Managing View States and Navigation
6. Controlling Visual Presentation
7. Working with Dynamic Data
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