first I should say that I am a newbe in terms of Flex. I
really like the UI created by flex but I am probably too stuck with
old HTML structure of a web. What I want to create: let’s say
simple administration system (yes, I have read that Flex
shouldn’t be used for this kind of application but I think it
is possible). Ok, so I have a login screen [form], then list of
articles [datagrid] and then editing screen [form]. I want the user
to see one screen at a time.
From this layout I am getting two questions: What should be
the structure of the project in MXML and actionscript (packages,
modules??) and What should I use to achieve the
“html-like” structure, “from page to page”.
Specifically I had a problem with updating the datagrid after I
returned from editing, the same thing with the editing screen
I am assuming that I am probably going the wrong way, because
what I had been doing so far was having a bunch of PHP files,
producing XML files loaded into the Flex application (instead of
simple presenting them in HTML). I would still like to know if it
is possible to do this in FLEX and how. Without answering these
questions I can’t even successfully begin.
Thank you for your time and any advice, link to an article
etc. It will be appreciated.
flex builder generates separate html wrappers for each of
mxml applications. so you could separate the login and backend
modules if you can manage the session issues with php; otherwise
you can manage it in same mxml file and display first the login
screen in one mcomponent( or more simpler would be a state), and if
login successful then show the edit/list modules or states.
being specific to your question, if you design your code with
multiple mxml (in turn html wrappers), navigating to other
html(which means loading another mxml compiled swf) is done by
following actionscript code: