FlexExamples.com might have some examples.  Flex 4 is pretty different 
especially around skinning and styles.  It was deemed the right thing to do to 
enable designers to control every pixel without having to learn code.

There are plenty of folks on this forum who are willing to help.

On 8/25/11 5:50 AM, "Davidson, Jerry" <jerry.david...@illinois.gov> wrote:


I have no idea of what you just said.

I’m converting my one and only Flex app to 4 in the hopes that management will 
see an advantage to using that.  Once (and if) it gets to 4, I’m going to try 
to get 4.5 so I can make it into an app (my distant dream).  Doing things in 
net is OK, but I’d rather stick with Flex if I can.

I’m just dying on the completely different product from 3 and don’t have 
anywhere to turn but here.  Even simple things like I can’t see in design view 
half the application or you have to jump through hoops to get a scroll bar to 
appear.  I think our contract with Adobe only has support for LiveCycle.  So 
it’s hit or miss on forums.

You probably hear that a lot and I appreciate the time you do spend helping 
those of us that are lost at sea.


From: flexcoders@yahoogroups.com [mailto:flexcoders@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf 
Of Alex Harui
Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 8:10 PM
To: flexcoders@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [flexcoders] Re: Flex 4 & CSS

You can always use an image/BitmapImage as one of the children/elements of a 
container.  Doing so affects value of numChildren/numElements and potentially 
other things in case it matters, and limits re-usability.  If you can do that, 
you might as well add it to the skin.

On 8/24/11 5:55 AM, "Davidson, Jerry" <jerry.david...@illinois.gov> wrote:

Thanks.  Now I know.

I still need the effect, so can I put an image out there and write over it 
(z-order)?  There would be two lines of text over the image.

From: flexcoders@yahoogroups.com [mailto:flexcoders@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf 
Of Alex Harui
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 11:35 PM
To: flexcoders@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [flexcoders] Re: Flex 4 & CSS

Jerry, the spark theme doesn’t support backgroundImage.  Every capability has a 
cost, and we chose not to make the container backgrounds as heavy as the Halo 
theme.  It doesn’t matter how many lines of code are in the skin if it doesn’t 
include the logic to load and position images.

Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe System, Inc.

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