1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 26, 2010 12:16 PM by Francisc

    Understand "Department Script" in Employee Directory [Adobe AIR app]

    Foxchx Level 1

      Ok, I ve been bashing my head around for long enough with this simple issue... I hope to find enough info to make good use of a great button in ED.

       

      The Department link. When viewing an employee's information in ED you can click the employee's department name and will be taken to a new panel that display all other employees in the same department. Wow, I like it....

       

      As much as it is good to see who else is in a department I wish I could simply use this as a static list because if I don't know the name of the employee in a specific department... well I just can't get there or take advantage of that list....

       

      So I went, as usual, and though I could just re-use the same script and create a static list...but, as usual, The app is way to tightly knot together that I can't seem to knock out it's relation to the employee....

       

      I though I would have to go back and find where it starts [IE-    dataProvider="{ department.employeees }"]   and use the dataProvider to populate my new list (in this case a datagrid)....

       

      Well it doesn't work, and my knowledge is too weak to figure it out as I still struggle with the syntax and it's meaning.... I think I am getting confused mostly by the  [    change="displayEmployee (event.target.selectedItem as Emlpoyee)     ] any part of script related to that change employee thingy just put out and I feel that must be the part that's linking the info to the employee at hand.

       

      I am out of ideas?!

      mokky1.jpg

      where the only way to trigger the department panel list is to open a employee from that department first...

       

       

       

      Here's what i am trying to do....

      mokky2.jpg

       

      Instead of clicking on the department link in the employee bio...i want to click on a button that would open a panel with a static list that never change, like the one i added at the bottom of the screenshot.

       

      Thank you

       

       

      Employee directory files can be found here  :

      http://download.macromedia.com/pub/developer/air/sample_apps/EmployeeDirectory.zip

       

      More information can be found at the original post that i made here [  http://forums.adobe.com/thread/545756?tstart=0  ]

       

      I created a new post as it is more clear and will be more usefull to more ppl if we find the solution.

       

      Thank you, again!