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Use PopupManager to popup a TitleWindow that has a ViewStack in it.
"spacehog" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>I am trying to figure out the best way to implement this. I want to have a
> help button on my application that when clicked brings up a translucent
> (on top of application ) with help info on it.
> Initially it sounds like a state, but when I try to layout the 'Help'
> panel on top the existing application Flex Builder3 shifts my charts and
> around (is there a way to make a z-index to allow that kind of stacking).
Put everything in a canvas.
> If I make it a viewstack how do I control it without using some type of
> (buuton bar, link bar,etc.)?
Just set the selectedIndex however seems appropriate.
But that won't give him a window over the app. A popup TitleWindow will give this.
I agree. You need the popup manager.
And a TitleWindow is the easiest way to go due to a wealth of examples.
But I suggest you use the module manager in conjunction with the popup manager and move the Help files to a separate .swf.