However they now want to just display the asset and not in a
data grid but as a horizontal list and I have tried and tried to
look for an effective example of this and how to make it work.
I have tried Horizontal List, Vertical List, HBox, and VBox
but all I want the thing to do for now is to just display data
HorizontalList is what you're looking for. But that alone
won't do. You'll need to write a custom renderer.
Search in the Flex Build helper for how to implement custom
renderer. Essentially, each row that you see in the grid would be
passed to each element in the horizontal list and you can use any
<mxml> or actionscript based component as renderer.
here are some of the topics that will get you started:
Using Item Renderers and Item Editors
Working with item renderers