This is my first post and I thank everyone in advance for any
I want to create a simple image gallery that has thumbnails
and titles. Each thumbnail would then open a PDF document in a new
window. I would like to be able to load the thumbnails via an XML
file because I want to add to the gallery every so often.
Basically, I just want a simple box that scrolls vertically with
simple thumbnails and a title next to each one.
I've created a gallery in Flash that uses masking and kind of
has a scroll effect (I'm fairly new to all of this, but basically
looked through a few tutorial exercises and then sort of merged
everything and made my own) but updating it is time consuming, so
I'm thinking something done with Flex that uses XML would be great.
My problem is that I don't really know where to start. I'd
like something organized like a list, but should I use the list
component? or the tile component? or HBox or VBox? Get what I mean?
I'm willing to learn what I need to learn but I'm not sure where to
Also, if this helps, I'm comfortable with using XML data to
populate a Datagrid with text, but when it comes to thumbnails with
titles that need to link to something, I'm not sure.
I did try google, but must have missed this specific example,
because this looks closest to what I want. I assume I can customize
it so that there aren't four rows, etc. I'll give it a try tonight.
Thanks for the link!