Are there effects that can be used within layouts to move/resize elements without invalidating the target (Mainly its displaylist)? The Move and Transform effect instances will end up setting properties that will invalidate the parent, thus making them impossible or suboptimal to use within a custom layout.
I hope one don't HAVE TO write the same low level Timer/setActualSize/move/setLayoutMatrix etc code over and over for layouts?
I *could* use autoLayout = false but it's still a bit awkward as some code will still be executed and an unnecessary updateDisplayList will be called when resuming to autoLayout=true.
The spark Move/Rotate/Scale effects expose a property called applyChangesPostLayout that allow you to animate an element without those changes affecting the layout. Is that what you are looking for?