I'm looking for some guidance on how to achieve the following
product management application using Flex and ColdFusion. I'm new
to Flex, but I find I learn things quickest by creating real
programs for use on a real site.
Here's the flow for the application:
1) When you open the application, you will see a TileList of
different products with just an image and a name. (I already have
this working off an XML file, but want to shift it over to
2) When you click a product, an editing form will fade in on
top that overlays the entire tilearea. This form will be populated
with text input fields, textarea-type fields, radio buttons,
checkboxes, etc. When you click "Save Changes" these fields are
submitted to the database.
3) Within this form will be an image manager where product
images are displayed in a HorizontalList. Underneath each image
will be a "Delete" button.
4) To reorder images, you can drag and drop them. Whichever
is in the first spot will be the primary image for the product.
5) Also in the image manager is an image uploader consisting
of a single file field and an "Upload" button. This would submit a
"hidden" field with the product ID. On the backend, I have existing
code from my standard CFML sites that processes resizes and renames
the image, adds it to the DB, and assigns it to the product.
What would be the basic components necessary for creating
Also, when I upload images, how do I "refresh" the image list
to show the images? Can you setup event handlers that are triggered
by the uploading ColdFusion file after it processes the image?
I know these are some broad questions, but any direction is