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Sixth Sense

Unveiling the "Sixth Sense"

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/pattie_maes_demos_the_sixth_sense.html

Very very cool stuff.

Flex TabNavigator - tab click event?

So there doesn't seem to be any item click or tab click event on the tab navigator in Flex. I find this sort of annoying, I mean surely this would be useful and should be included? When searching all I could find was people saying to either use the change event on the tab navigator, (which didn't help me because I wanted my method to run even if you clicked on the currently selected tab) or to use a tab bar instead (which also didn't help me because I am using the SuperTabNavigator from flexlib).

What I am doing is basically maximizing the tab when it is clicked, and minimizing it if it is clicked again.

I found a solution.
http://www.actionscript.org/forums/showthread.php3?t=135539 (post by stburns).

You basically get the tab's button. It sounds weird, here's the code to how it works.


private function creationComplete():void
{
for (var i:int=0; i<myTabNav.getChildren().length; i++)
{
var tab:Button = myTabNav.getTabAt(i);
tab.addEventLis…

Flex ToggleButtonBar with icons

I had a toggle button bar but I wanted to have the buttons have labels AND icons. Knowing and working with Flex for a few years I thought "oh God, how hard is this going to be". It was actually very simple!


<mx:Array id="dp">
<mx:Object label="One" icon="@Embed(source='assets/iconOne.png')"/>
<mx:Object label="Two" icon="@Embed(source='assets/iconTwo.png')"/>
<mx:Object label="Three" icon="@Embed(source='assets/iconThree.png')"/>
</mx:Array>

<mx:ToggleButtonBar id="myBar" dataProvider="{dp}"/>