bump any help.
Sounds like you need to create a Group that is anchored to the bottom="0" of the application. Once the minimize button is click, exclude the panel from it's layout (includeInLayout = false). As far as the animation effect it's up to you how you do it. You could create a temp popup and use the panel's original coords in global, as the start and calc where the animation stops.
You then either need a button bar or custom component that symbolizes the minimized state of the panel.
Using spark you could also remove the panel from it's parent (remembering where it was) and use that to animate, then when the animation finishes, add it to the bottom container and set it's state to minimized. In your skin you could adjust to elements excluding conent etc.
PS This is slightly complicated since there are about 4 different steps you need to accomplish.
thanks mike for your response im trying to understand how exactly to do this. What you are saying makes a little sense but I'm afraid I just dont know how to go about acomplishing the task. I dont expect you to do it for me. But can you offer a simple example or perharps an article that explain any of these steps im willing to do it I just dont even know where to begin.
Thanks again for taking pity of this young flex noob
bump anyone with any other suggestions?
Other than somebody showing a link to a working component, you might not get much more response.
This is a pretty complicated request to be tackled on the forum. In Flex 2 and 3 I actually had a commercial component that exactly mimicked the devnet dash board you are talking about (RotatingListFX).
Unfortunatly I have discontinued that product. The thing about this programming is there are about 5-10 different ways to achieve something. What your asking involves about 4 major steps to reproduce.
thanks mike I guess i really need to get myself more in tune with actionscript 3 sorry for the anoyance everyone.
> sorry for the anoyance everyone.
I didn't mean you were anoying anybody just that what you are asking is a complicated user interface procedure.
Just trying to give you a heads up.
I might actually think about creating a light version of this in our open source Spark framework.
I'm going to be adding a DockBar component this week to the ui.common framework.