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Flex 3 in Action by Faisal Abid, Jon Hirschi, Tariq Ahmed

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Chapter 11. Application navigation

This chapter covers:

  • Components that facilitate navigation

  • Assembling data to drive navigation components

  • Interacting with navigation components

You usually don’t get far into the process of developing an application before you discover you need to begin separating it into distinct functional areas and purposes and enable the user to move to and from these areas. We call this navigation. In this chapter, we’ll look at the following components that you’ll use to add navigational features to your application:

  • Menu

  • MenuBar

  • TabBar

  • TabNavigator

  • Accordion

Before we can delve into how to use each of these components, we need to prepare the data they will use. Like so many tasks, this can be done many ways; we’ll explore the ...

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