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Understanding pop-up windows
Creating and displaying custom pop-up windows
In applications that are built for windows-style operating systems, such as Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and the various windowing interfaces on Linux and other operating systems, pop-up windows are commonly used to get the user's attention, provide information, and collect data. Not all Flex applications have or require pop-up windows, but the're a common interface that users of these operating systems easily recognize and know how to use.
Flex applications are able to present pop-up windows in a variety of forms. Whether you want to display a simple information message or create a more customized user experience, you have these options:
Alert class. This class creates a simple pop-up dialog box displaying simple String values. You can also use the
Alert class to enable the user to confirm or cancel an operation before it's executed, and it can include a custom graphical icon.
PopUpMenuButton control. This control displays a two-part
Button control that displays a single-level pop-up menu when clicked.
PopUpButton control. This control combines a
Button with any other visual component that you want to display when clicked.
Custom pop-up windows. These windows can be created with the
TitleWindow container and presented and managed with the
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