Spark AdvancedDataGrid

I have used the logic from Spark Tree to build AdvancedDataGrid based on Spark DataGrid and it seem to work nice:

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Since AdvancedDataGridcontains a few code and uses a lot of Spark Tree logic I’ve decided to …

Pronto 4

I’m happy to present the project I’ve been working on for the last 2 years.

FTheme.com launch

FTheme.com is my new library that hopefully will make a small revolution in Flex 4 styling and skinning. New application look can be created in Notepad, loaded at runtime and change everything from application background bitmap fill to the CheckBox

Spark Tree on GitHub

I’ve just uploaded Spark Tree component to the GitHub so if you’ve got some updates or bug fixes – please send pull requests :) Also the package is changed – now it’s com.sparkTree.

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Easy solution for one annoying HGroup/VGroup layout issue

Text elements in horizontal and vertical layouts are sometimes coward. When text is small, layout looks nice:

If the text is controlled by user and layout is not smart enough, it can look this way:

“Logout” button is invisible, search

Storing icons in external ZIP and seamless work with composite icons

There are a lot of ways to work with icons in Flex, e.g.:

  • Use @Embed(...) directive inline
  • Use [Embed(...)] metatag and store all icons in class like Assets.as

All this is good until you have too much assets because:

  • Each

Cloud Layout

Here is the CloudLayout.as [plain] that does nice Web 2.0 tag cloud:

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Horizontal Multiline Layout

Sometimes it is necessary to place elements horizontally (like HorizontalLayout) in several lines instead of just one line:

Fit buttons in the toolbar

Sometimes buttons does not fit in the toolbar:

Spark Tree

Unfortunately Flex 4 does not have Spark Tree and MX Tree has 99 bugs at this moment.

In our project we were in need of Spark-based Tree for some time so inspired by Alex Harui I wrote it: