I have just uploaded an updated GradientComponents Style Explorer.
The new property positioning is available and you can now select a component and play with its background. This is a long time that I wanted to do this and someone suggested me to do it a few days ago ;). I have done a quicky and (very) dirty modification of the application (at code level) so, don’t expect to much if you have a look in the code (the more interesting being the examples).
Nevertheless, all GradientComponents are not demoed and some of them require additional styling: the backgroundAlpha of GradientAccordion or GradientTileList for example, the border of the TextArea… I hope this will help you style your owns.
This week, I received Flex examples of components and applications using the GradientComponents. I was very happy to get this examples and find them really cool.
Here there are:
- EAIGurus with his Acrobat.com button : an impressive animated button that opens a panel containg information or what you want. This reproduces the front page of Acrobat.com.
- Develop your Dream with an application that localizes international airports on a Google Map. Just click the map and expand the marker.
Thank you to them !
Yesterday I published an article on new components with background and border gradients of colors, extending HBox, VBox and Box. These components were directly inspired by the GradientCanvas that I created a few month ago.
Directly inspired and even exactly the same… as only the parent class changed :roll: . So I wanted to refactor the code in order to share the 98% of common code. I have done this using include statements. This worked well and I tried to do more…
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Today, I spent a little time to turn the GradientCanvas to 3 new container components : GradientHBox, GradientVBox and GradientBox, extending respectively the Flex HBox, VBox and Box.
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I release the version 2 of my GradientCanvas component today. The version 2 adds the following features :
- borders with fully customizable color gradients
- multigradient backgrounds in your canvas
If you have already used the 1st version, you just need to add the new property "colorsConfiguration" in your code to make it compliant. This property is an array containing the number of colors of each gradient composing the background of the canvas. And don’t forget to use alphas to show lower gradients ;).
You can use the great new Style Explorer for this component here: Explorer
12.12.2008 - A new version of the component is available in a package containing the main Flex containers with background and border gradients of colors:
The set of GradientComponents: GradientComponents.
Or you can still download the source of the GradientCanvas only: Gradient Canvas.
I will stop my work on this component for a moment but don’t hesitate to provide feedback or suggestions for next versions.
Have fun !