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Set the TabNavigator's creationPolicy="all"
thanks, inlineblue !
How exactly do you do this: Set the TabNavigator's creationPolicy="all"
I don't even know what that means
It's just one of the properties of the tabNavigator. For instance:
<mx:TabNavigator creationPolicy="all" x="0" y="0" width="200" height="200">
It means create all the children of the tabNavigator, i.e., all of the tabs. If you aren't going to be referencing any of the other children, you can gain some performance boost by not creating tab content until it's needed visually. However, if you're going to reference it in actionScript, it needs to exist before you can reference it or you'll throw an error. creationPolicy = all forces all children to be created.