OK, so one of the great things about flex (it seems) is the
community of developers and the components they "contribute" like
flexlib . What I don't understand despite overheating googles
search computers is how to implement them.
Specifically Ted Patrick's blog
suggests its as easy as dropping swc s into the lib folder but as I
said at the outset, I must be really stupid cuz after I dropped
flexlib.swc into my flex project lib then the Custom Components
available for drag and drop into design view expands and I can
(say) drag in an address form. However, I can't figure out what to
There don't seem to be any places I can edit/access the text
inputs etc in the component nor any AS/mxml files nor . . .
in order to use the custom components once they are available
in your src directory, you must import them into your application
to use the custom components. in your application tag you will see
a namespace for the mx: components that references an adobe url.
you can then add a new name space that identifies the new
components, for example xmlns:sp = "com.superPanel"
then once you import that name space when you type "<sp:"
to add a new mxml tag, the intelli-type should pick up all the
components available in that package.
Maybe you already knew this but if not, it should get you
started down the right path.