Sure there are a lof of Flex components in the Flex exchange area
But you'll most probably will target Flex 3 , because Flex 4 is still under
It sounds to me like you want a full fledged application, not just a component. Most of what you describe sounds too application specific to be wrapped up in a generic, extensible, reusable component.
Either that or I don't understand what you're asking for.
Do you envision how the navigation will take place through categories and subcategories and products? If you had something more specific perhaps we could direct you better.
thank you very much for your feedback
Yes, I would like to learn how to build a full fledged ecommerce, shopping cart application in Flex. Unfortunately, I don't have the skills, knowledge, experience, or resources to do it.
I would like to start with a few products in a database, add databinding (using Cold Fusion) to get the records, then incorporate navigation (first, previous, next, last) with only those products. I have a basic grasp of databinding after going through a few tutorials using databinding with Cold Fusion.
There's so much cool stuff in Flex, such as displaying detail level data but that will come later.
To summarize what I am trying to do is learn how to build a full fledged shopping cart in Flashbuilder/Flex. I am not the type of person who builds custom components. Plus, I don't have the tools right now to build a custom component. I learn best with simple examples and snippets, then incorporate the simple examples into projects.
I welcome all advise. Remember when you were first learning Flex. That may have been a couple of years ago. Today, you now have the tools and skills to build something sophisticated. But, if you had to start all over again, what advice would you give?