OK, so i'm reeeeallly trying to get my head around flashbuilder ( no small feat with my code peabrain ) I was wondering if there were some tips to getting an external xml file ( or other data files ) to load in a custom built data list ( build in FC )
I can do it with spry in DW but when I build an app or component in FC then open it in FB to hook up I get so lost.
Any advice, tips, examples, vids for FC>FB beginners or any thing that will help a design brain deal with code.
Thank again for such great products guys
You've caught us at a bit of a tricky time. FC works with Flex 4. However, since Flex 4 is still under development, we haven't finished all the learning resources for it. So there isn't a ton of great Flex 4 material for Flex newbs.
1. If you want to learn to write Flex code, there are plenty of Flex books out there.
2. I can help you with this particular problem. If you created the List in Catalyst, the dataProvider is a static ArrayCollection defined right there with the list. You'll need a different kind of dataProvider - one that's based on your XML file. Here's an article on how to create an XML-based dataProvider: http://blog.flexexamples.com/2009/11/04/using-an-xml-data-provider-with-the-spark-list-con trol-in-flex-4/ . The second example looks like what you want.
Thanks as always Adam