Chapter 20. Using Advanced List Controls
IN THIS CHAPTER
Using the Spark
Creating a bindable
Selecting and customizing
Presenting custom labels in a
Using custom item editors in a
All list controls are not created equal. The two simplest list controls — the Spark and MX
List controls — display a single column of values and support the common functionality of custom labels, item renderers, and so on. But other, more advanced list controls, such as the
DropDownList, are really compound controls that add features such as enabling users to enter their own arbitrary values.
More complex list controls — such as the Spark
ButtonBar and the MX
DataGrid, Tree, TileList, and
HorizontalList — have their own unique capabilities. And as I described briefly in Chapter 19, the Adobe AIRbased list controls have the capability to populate data from the local file system.
In Chapter 19, I described functionality that's common to all list controls, from the most fundamental to the most advanced. In this chapter, I describe the unique capabilities of specific data-driven controls, starting with the
ComboBox and working up to the
TileList, HorizontalList, and
To use the sample code for this chapter, import the
chapter20.fxp project ...