Displaying a ComboBox control’s inherited styles in Flex

The following example shows how you can debug a component’s inheriting styles by using the static ObjectUtil.toString() method to display a component’s inheritingStyles property.

Full code after the jump.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2007/12/24/displaying-a-combobox-controls-inherited-styles-in-flex/ -->
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="top"
        backgroundColor="white"
        creationComplete="init();">

    <mx:Script>
        <![CDATA[
            import mx.utils.ObjectUtil;

            private function init():void {
                textArea.text = ObjectUtil.toString(comboBox.inheritingStyles);
            }
        ]]>
    </mx:Script>

    <mx:Array id="arr">
        <mx:Object label="One" />
        <mx:Object label="Two" />
        <mx:Object label="Three" />
        <mx:Object label="Four" />
        <mx:Object label="Five" />
        <mx:Object label="Six" />
        <mx:Object label="Seven" />
    </mx:Array>

    <mx:ComboBox id="comboBox" dataProvider="{arr}" />

    <mx:Form width="100%" height="100%">
        <mx:FormItem label="inheritingStyles:"
                width="100%"
                height="100%">
            <mx:TextArea id="textArea"
                editable="false"
                width="100%"
                height="100%" />
        </mx:FormItem>
    </mx:Form>

</mx:Application>

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