How do you change the mouse from an arrow to hand when mouse is over a button or a data list component? Is there a way to do this in the UI of Catalyst and if not... how do I do it in Flash Builder?
Partially solved this in Flash Builder with <s:buttons using tags:
Now how do I do the same with a spark list? In Catalyst I created a data list and modified it in Flash Builder so individual items link to a url... i would like the mouse arrow to change to a hand when over these items in the data list.
Got this working in the s:list also with buttonMode="true" useHandCursor="true" in the s:list tags... but now even the vertical slider has an hand arrow. would love to make the vertical slider go back to regular arrow and just the data list items change from arrow to hand.
To have the hand cursor appear just over the list items, add these attributes to the root <s:ItemRenderer> tag of your Repeated Item .mxml file (instead of adding them to the <s:List> tag).
Thanks for finding that, it's just what I was looking for. But it isn't working for me. I've tried twice with 2 different buttons. I select the button and check the Hand Cursor checkbox in the Properties panel. What could I be doing wrong?
I think what happened is that I changed the buttons on one page but not others. These buttons are on all pages (it's the navigation bar), so I assumed it would work on all pages, but it doesn't. I have to select each page on top, then check the Hand Cursor box for each button on each page. So, with that in mind, I can say it's working. Is that the way it's supposed to work?
Yup. Whenever you change properties in the Properties panel, the changes only effect the current state (page). You can push changes to all states by choosing Modify > Make Same in All States, but this will push all the properties.
Adam makes a good point to check that the properties for the cursor are selected correctly in all states.
Also check that when you are testing in your browser that the old files aren't being cached.
There's a related FAQ here: http://forums.adobe.com/message/2885756#2885756
And here is a quick wireframe to illustrate it working on a button.