Toggling the text field in a Flex ColorPicker control

The following example shows how you can toggle the nested text field in a ColorPicker control’s swatch panel in Flex by setting the showTextField property.

Full code after the jump.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2007/12/31/toggling-the-text-field-in-a-flex-colorpicker-control/ -->
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

    <mx:Script>
        <![CDATA[
            private function checkBox_change(evt:Event):void {
                colorPicker.open();
            }
        ]]>
    </mx:Script>

    <mx:ApplicationControlBar dock="true">
        <mx:CheckBox id="checkBox"
                label="showTextField:"
                labelPlacement="left"
                selected="true"
                change="checkBox_change(event);" />
    </mx:ApplicationControlBar>

    <mx:ColorPicker id="colorPicker"
            showTextField="{checkBox.selected}"
            openDuration="0"
            closeDuration="0" />

</mx:Application>

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