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Frustrating Flex problems solved #7 – Removing DragDrop animation

In Flex was building a simple drag and drop from a library list to another simple list. I also wanted to build the functionality of dragging the item out of the simple list to automatically remove the item from the

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Frustrating Flex problems solved #6 – Keydown

Spent some time screaming “Why can’t my component receive keyboard events? “ Crazy, I’m not sure why i never knew this, but for a component to receive keyboard events, it needs to implement IFocusMangerComponent. And then, however you’re trying to

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Frustrating Flex problems solved #5 – ButtonBarButton bugs

So i had a series of custom Buttons all set up perfectly in a ButtonBar, when I realised that the design dictated that one of the buttons was a different size than was happening with the automatic sizing system… So

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ComboBox direction

I needed to force the Flex ComboBox to open in a specific direction. (I’m using a HTML Component FCKEditor, which has to be on top, so I need to aim the ComboBox away from it, so it doesn’t animate underneath

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Skinning the DateField icon

When adjusting the Date icon skin in a DateField component, its not sufficient to just use the css that Flex auto-generates when importing the Skin Artwork. In addition to ‘skin’, you must also specify that upSkin, overSkin, downSkin, disabledSkin are

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Frusting Flex problems solved #4 – preventing a DataGrid column from resizing

What a laborious problem this was! I had set up a DataGrid that resized with the browser, and the user could also resize the column widths. However one column contained a button, and needed to not be resizable by the

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Frustrating Flex problems solved #3 – DataGrid scrolling error

I’m currently working on a project that requires me to be using Flex 2 rather than Flex 3(I’m using an older version of Zinc, and avoiding upgrading if possible as we’ll probably be moving to AIR after this project). But

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