I’ve played for a while with Flex’s library and now I’m experimenting my own custom components and I would like to share them and the knowledge necessary to build personal, reusable cool components.
Fundamentally there are two ways to realize custom Flex’s components: one (and the easiest) is to create an MXML file, the second is to create an Actionscript class.
Today I’ve moved my first steps in the Flex world, following the introducing lessons of “Adobe Flex 3 – Training from the source”. After an introduction about RIAs, I’ve met Mr. Flex Builder and he told me about the fact that he has two faces, one for the source code and one for the visual design, and that he can switch among different perspectives (development, debugging and profiling)… then he showed me all his controls and layout components… he was so proud of them, but I told him that I can’t spend all the weekend to test their functionalities. So, I’ve took a look at how layouts work in Flex, and I’m very satisfied about the ability to draw dynamic areas that are able to resize and to be anchored to specific points.