Is there an easy way to include a standard dropdown control in Flash Catalyst?
After spending a good 24 hours of time developing a prototype in Flash Catalyst, I reached for a dropdown list box control today only to realize that there is no such thing. I don't quite understand how a program can be promoted as a good tool for building prototypes and then not have one of the most basic and simple types of on screen controls within its library. I saw the data list control and assumed it could function as a basic dropdown control, but it wants the list to move horizontally, not vertically. Am I missing something?
Here is a tutorial on how to recreate a combo-box in Flash Catalyst:
The technical answer is that Flash Catalyst is currently constrained by using the new component architecture ('Spark'), and there is no combo-box available in Spark. Trust me, the team knows of this this limitation. Look for some improvements in the near future.