Creating a ControlBar container in Flex using ActionScript

The following example shows how you can create a simple Panel container with a nested ControlBar container in Flex using ActionScript.

Full code after the jump.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/02/25/creating-a-controlbar-container-in-flex-using-actionscript/ -->
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white"
        creationComplete="init();">

    <mx:Script>
        <![CDATA[
            import mx.controls.Button;
            import mx.controls.Text;
            import mx.containers.ControlBar;
            import mx.containers.Panel;

            private var panel:Panel;
            private var cBar:ControlBar
            private var txt:Text;
            private var btn:Button;

            private function init():void {
                txt = new Text();
                txt.text = "The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.";
                txt.percentWidth = 100;

                btn = new Button();
                btn.label = "Button";

                cBar = new ControlBar();
                cBar.addChild(btn);

                panel = new Panel();
                panel.title = "Panel title";
                panel.status = "status";
                panel.width = 160;
                panel.height = 140;
                panel.addChild(txt);
                panel.addChild(cBar);
                addChild(panel);
            }
        ]]>
    </mx:Script>

</mx:Application>

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3 thoughts on “Creating a ControlBar container in Flex using ActionScript

  1. Good example!
    I find that your examples are very clear and easy to understand for flex beginners, I like this blog! ^_^

  2. Very nice again naamgenoot, i must say i just started with flex, and have learned a lot from your examples keep up the good stuff!!

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