** Noob to Flex, Old to programming **
My Middle Name's Hussein
Website I created a form to capture names. I would ALSO like to
read those names from the website (randomly) and combine them with
the middle name Hussein (ala Barak Obama) and have them appear
individually at the bottom, scroll to the top and then disappear,
ala the opening in Star Wars.
I created a custom HBox that has a text box for each of
firstname, the middle name constant "Hussein" and lastname. I have
gotten an individual Hbox to do the needed behavior.
I have tried several different methods (instantiate on the
fly, array) and except for instantiating 1 Hbox which does what it
is "supposed to" by having the effect occur on creation, I have
In attempting to call the instantiation code based on the
timer, I saw nothing and in the attempt to have individual
components stored in an array made visible (attaching the effect to
showEffect) I saw nothing. (see attached code)
Am I not doing Timer correctly? Am I handling the multiple
objects incorrectly? Any direction (link to example? ideas?) would
be greatly appreciated. I have read a lot, but most array
information is in re: to data binding. Perchance this could be
better done in Flash, but I am more of a developer than a designer
so am, in general, more comfortable with the idea of Flex and would
prefer to do it there.
Learning a lot!
"dugjohnson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in
> ** Noob to Flex, Old to programming **
I created a form to capture names. I
> would ALSO like to read those names from the website
> them with the middle name Hussein (ala Barak Obama) and
have them appear
> individually at the bottom, scroll to the top and then
disappear, ala the
> opening in Star Wars.
I like it as a potential solution, but...
I was hoping to animate the custom component also, so I
really need multiples of the component and to have them move,
If nothing else occurs, I will rewrite to make it moving text
on a canvas.