Ok, this is probably going to be a little confusing, but Im
still relatively new with Flash/Flex2 so Ill do my best. I have an
Flash asset which is a map of the United States. The asset has its
own actionscript file that handles the mouseover, mouseout, etc
events. No, I am trying to use this asset in a flex application as
a means for users to click on a state and see a list of postings
from that state. So far, all this works great.
Now, what I want is to have the flex query a web service and
compile a list of all the states that currently have postings and
then have the map show a different color for those states.
I'm not really sure if I need to create a property in the
flash actionscript file and call that from the flex, or what. I
want my application to be loosely coupled and I was thinking I
could have flex dispatch an event but I dont know if the Flash
Asset is able to capture the event and then use it to turn the
appropriate states on.
Is there a better way to handle this? I like having the
assets handle their own behavior and contain the methods to perform
the switch, but I dont what is a good way to implement this.