I am a php hack, now learning Flex. I can create datagrid presentations of my SQL data in a snap... fast and wonderful CRUD interface in an instant. Datagrid = great.
But what is the proper way of presenting and formatting data in a more textual context? Imagine a list of book titles presented with brief text story abstracts, generated from the database (and available to the MXML app as a php-generated XML file, of course). Each would be shown one after another with links to more content...
So what is the proper data container to use for text-intensive presentations... maybe even including images and CDATA?
Hope I have asked this clearly....
Any particular DataGrid column can have its own itemRenderer, and if you use something like TextArea you could populate the htmlText property.
htmlText property is not without its problems, such as data in a CDATA block might not render perfectly and might need to be massaged.
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You could also do a List with big, fat, custom ItemRenderers that show each book in a structured manner without needing to wedge it into a grid format.