Is it possible to get the BitmapData from a component that hasn't been displayed? For example, lets say I wanted to fly in some text and a button. I would like to capture the BitmapData of a Label and a Button component I created but wasn't shown to the user, then manipulate the image of those.
You can call BitmapData.draw and pass in things not on the display list, but
Flex won't finish initializing things that are not on the display list.