5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2007 1:47 PM by Peter Flynn (Adobe)

    Visual style editor

    Level 7
      I hate to keep asking stupid newbie questions, but where is the visual style
      editor that lets you change buttons n such?

      Thanks.


        • 1. Re: Visual style editor
          Level 7
          In design view, it's called the components window. For Buttons you'll find
          those under "Controls"

          Bill


          "Amy Blankenship *AdobeCommunityExpert*" <Amy_nospam@magnoliamultimedia.com>
          wrote in message news:f59shs$5jb$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          >I hate to keep asking stupid newbie questions, but where is the visual
          >style editor that lets you change buttons n such?
          >
          > Thanks.
          >


          • 2. Re: Visual style editor
            Level 7

            "Bill Betournay" <bill@datapacks.com> wrote in message
            news:f5a3aa$cv3$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > In design view, it's called the components window. For Buttons you'll find
            > those under "Controls"

            Actually, I meant for CSS styles. Thanks, though.


            • 3. Re: Visual style editor
              Level 7
              Hi Amy

              Just open your style sheet. That's the editor. Don't forget though. After
              making any changes you need to compile the css again. Right Click "Compile
              CCS to SWF"

              Bill


              "Amy Blankenship *AdobeCommunityExpert*" <Amy_nospam@magnoliamultimedia.com>
              wrote in message news:f5a6a7$g51$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >
              > "Bill Betournay" <bill@datapacks.com> wrote in message
              > news:f5a3aa$cv3$1@forums.macromedia.com...
              >> In design view, it's called the components window. For Buttons you'll
              >> find those under "Controls"
              >
              > Actually, I meant for CSS styles. Thanks, though.
              >


              • 4. Re: Visual style editor
                Level 7
                ops. I meant "Compile CSS to SWF"

                Bill


                "Bill Betournay" <bill@datapacks.com> wrote in message
                news:f5b3od$khu$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                > Hi Amy
                >
                > Just open your style sheet. That's the editor. Don't forget though. After
                > making any changes you need to compile the css again. Right Click "Compile
                > CCS to SWF"
                >
                > Bill
                >
                >
                > "Amy Blankenship *AdobeCommunityExpert*"
                > <Amy_nospam@magnoliamultimedia.com> wrote in message
                > news:f5a6a7$g51$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                >>
                >> "Bill Betournay" <bill@datapacks.com> wrote in message
                >> news:f5a3aa$cv3$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                >>> In design view, it's called the components window. For Buttons you'll
                >>> find those under "Controls"
                >>
                >> Actually, I meant for CSS styles. Thanks, though.
                >>
                >
                >


                • 5. Re: Visual style editor
                  Peter Flynn (Adobe) Adobe Employee
                  Bill,

                  You shouldn't have to choose "Compile CSS to SWF" unless you are using the framework's Runtime CSS feature to dynamically swap stylesheets.

                  For typical usage, all you need to do is create a CSS file and include it in your MXML application via <mx:Style source="..." />. When you change the CSS file, simply save the file and your MXML preview should update immediately. If it doesn't, please report it as a bug.

                  If you do use Runtime CSS, you only need to select Compile CSS to SWF once. Every time you run or compile your app, any changes to the CSS will get picked up automatically. (For more info about Runtime CSS, see http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/201/html/styles_069_26.html or http://www.onflex.org/ted/2007/01/flex-201-understand-runtime-css.php).

                  Hope that clears things up,

                  - Peter