Greetings! I've built one pretty good size Flex project (
Bell Gallery), a few months ago, and now I'm about to start on
a really huge Flex project in January. I have a basic advice-type
question for those who have been working with Flex layouts long
enough to have that command of "this component for that" that I
The app has a control bar at the top, always docked and
always 100%. Easy solve - Application Control bar. On a button
click, the menu bar expands downward to reveal the subnav. That was
easy too, with a simple property animation.
As per the actual subnavs, what type of containers do you
advise? These would be children, I would assume, of the Application
Controlbar. For example - anchored to the right side of the ACB
there will be a small subnav of square buttons. Would you use
regular buttons inside an hbox, or canvas, or by themselves..??
Same question for all the nav stuff that's "rolled up" in the ACB
and not seen until it expands?
I need the Application Control Bar to two colors. Closed, it
is 75px tall. The top half is black, the bottom half red. When the
control bar "opens" (a scaleY ani I think) the expanded portion
should also be red. So the top 37.5 pixels are always black, and
the rest red. Should I put some sort of container in there that's
black and 37.5px tall? How will that container scale to 100% width?
What type of container?
Thanks. I'm just curious about these generalities among
season Flex programmers. Any advice would be great. Thanks.