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Flex 3 Cookbook by Joshua Noble, Todd Anderson

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Chapter 5. Lists, Tiles, and Trees

The three components covered in this chapter extend the mx.controls.listclasses.ListBase class, and the methods for working with these data-driven controls are consistent in their implementation and use. Each of these data-driven controls has its children generated by a data provider and allows for sorting, filtering, reordering, and the setting of visual components to act as item renderers and item editors. These controls also allow for dragging and dropping.

The recipes in this chapter focus on working with item renderers, controlling selection, setting styles in ListBase controls, and working with data providers for different control types. This does not begin to exhaust the topics in working with these ListBase controls, though. For more recipes on working with drag-and-drop, see Chapter 10, “Dragging and Dropping.” For recipes on working with skinning, see Chapter 9, “Skinning and Styling.”

5.1. Create an Editable List

Problem

You need to create a list in which all the items are editable.

Solution

Set the editable property of the List control to true and listen for the itemEditBegin and itemEditEnd properties, or set the editedItemPosition by passing an object containing columnIndex and rowIndex properties.

Discussion

All List controls can be made editable by simply setting the list’s editable property to true. This means that each renderer will become an editor control with a TextInput populated with the value currently in the itemRenderer that the ...

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