Hi all, any help I could get on this issue would be very
I have a Flex application. In the application I have an HBox
that I will be dynamically adding and removing child objects from.
Eventually I will create a class for the child objects, but
right now the ActionScript that creates them is in the main
application. Here is that code:
private function createTile():void
var prodTile:Canvas = new Canvas;
prodTile.width = 100;
prodTile.height = 100;
prodTile.id = "BlackBox";
var prodTile2:Canvas = new Canvas;
prodTile2.width = 100;
prodTile2.height = 100;
The function createTile() creates two objects, one black and
one gray. Eventually there will be more but for now createTile()
keeps things simple.
In the SWF application, click the "Show" button to call the
Now, when you click the "Hide" button, the black box is
removed. The funciton it calls is this one:
private function dropBlack():void
What I'm trying to achieve is this:
Right now, when you remove the black box, the gray box
instantly jumps to where the black box was. What I need to have
happen is for the gray box to animate to it's new position where
the black box was. I would like to to slide into place over time.
Eventually I will also need to need it to slide out of the way when
a new child is introduced.
I know this can be accomplished with effects, but for the
life of me all the books, forums, Adobe docs, and web tutorials
have shed little to no light on how to do this. Could be I've just
been unlucky in my searching.
Does anyone know how to do what I need to do, or even where I
might find a good tutorial or book that has the desired
Again, I'm in a tight spot at this point and any help would
be extremely appreciated.
Here's an idea that doesn't use effects. (It's untested).
Before using removeChild(), do something like the following:
1. Set the visible of the object to be removed to false. (Add
a hide effect perhaps.)
2. Set up a timer with an appropriate delay and repeat count.
3. Add a timer event handler, and reduce the width of the now
4. Add a timerComplete event handler that finally removes the