I want to load an image from the file system on Windows onto the canvas in Flex.
I have some code I could share but perhaps someone knows of a good tutorial that I can follow. The code that I have is a hodge-podge of two different tutorials, one for bringing up the file system dialog box and the other for displaying images using this link:
However I cannot seem to get the image to load even when I select it. I don't know if it has to be a certain size for the image to render on the display object or canvas.
I figured out one way of doing it by viewing a solution at this location for determining the current location in the file system by mouse click:
With this simple solution I appended a spark image component and set the source to be the same as the previous path that was given as the current variable disk location. I can post the complete code if anyone wants to know. I didn't skin the Image component, nor did I perform any scaling. The image appears as soon as you click on one in the file dialog. Ideally I would like the system file dialog to appear and then disappear and only remain with the image that I selected in the dialog box. That way I can display the contents without clutter and also display the contents in an application I am working on. If anyone has any input that would be greatly appreciated. Ideally I would work on spark components rather than mx&spark but I'll take what I can get at this stage.