I need a region in a Flex window where I can directly render every frame with whatever I want, using primitive drawing commands, i.e:
set font size and character spacing
render one word at an (x,y) location relative to the region
change font characteristics
render another word at (x1, y1)
render a small bitmap at (x2, y2)
render a line
What I can't do is use a list of component objects and let Flash do the rendering. That would be impossibly inefficient -- I'm trying to create a continuously-scrolling display with precision content that changes constantly, and I need to simply draw it -- myself.
Can this be done? I've searched for several hours, and all I find are display lists of objects, even in ActionScript item renderers.
For this region I don't need any of that high-level stuff. I just want a drawing canvas, and a set of primitives like draw text, draw bitmap, draw line, etc.
But it's a Flex app rather than a pure ActionScript project because there are other parts of the app that would be easier in Flex.
Thanks for any help... I'm completely new to Flash as you can tell.