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Creating Visual Experiences with Flex 3.0 by Andy McIntosh, Juan Sanchez

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Chapter 7. Lists and Navigation Components

You’ve already learned about customizing controls and containers; however, there are other components that are somewhat of a hybrid. These are components that act like containers, but are dynamically populated with controls based on a data source. Components with this type of behavior include list-based components like List, Tree, TileList, and so on, and navigation components like ButtonBar, and TabBar. The benefits of using data-driven components include standardized structure of common elements, ability to be updated dynamically, and opportunities for advanced customization. After you gain an understanding of the extent to which you can customize these components, you may find you can leverage them ...

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