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Two Examples of Layout Animations

April 11th, 2010 31 comments

layout-animation A few folks have been asking for the source of my Creating Custom Layouts in Flex 4 talk at the Flash Camp Boston event, and I finally found the time to post it here. My apologies for the delay. Click on the image to go to the demo, right-click and select “view source” to get to the goods. Read more…

Extending HorizontalLayout to Support Baseline (Align to Text)

February 26th, 2010 4 comments

hlayoutbaselineThe current Spark HorizontalLayout unfortunately doesn’t support baseline alignment. If I want to have, for example, a Label and a Button positioned so that their text aligns, I usualy use absolute position (nudging things up or down) or baseline constraints with BasicLayout/Canvas. But then again, I always find myself needing this feature in a HorizontalLayout and so I finally decided to tackle it on. It turns out it’s pretty easy to extend the stock Spark HorizontalLayout, not to mention using it is a breeze with the Spark layout architecture (yay Spark!). Read more…

VerticalAlign for VGroup and HorizontalAlign for HGroup

January 24th, 2010 3 comments

majoraxisalignment Recently I checked in the major axis alignment update to VGroup, HGroup, VerticalLayout, HorizontalLayout. It brings parity to the Flex 4 Spark layouts relative to the MX containers HBox and VBox that are well known from previous versions of Flex (and have had those alignment options for long time now). Read more…

FlowLayout Part 2 – Gap, VerticalAlign and Scrolling

June 10th, 2009 19 comments

In part one here, the FlowLayout had really basic functionality.  I decided to demonstrate how to add layout properties to the custom Spark layouts and how to enable scrolling.

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FlowLayout – a Spark Custom Layout Example

June 1st, 2009 40 comments

I’ve been working on the Flex SDK team for more than a year now, primarily playing with the Spark layouts.  One of the new Spark features is the “assignable layouts”.  The stock layouts have been separated into their own classes and the containers can be assigned different layouts at run-time.  This modularization allows anyone to create their own cool custom layouts and use them with any of the Spark containers.

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