Changing the layout direction of a form item in Flex

The following example shows how you can change the direction of a FormItem container in Flex by setting the direction property to “horizontal” or “vertical”.

Full code after the jump.

View MXML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/03/18/changing-the-layout-direction-of-a-form-item-in-flex/ -->
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

    <mx:Style>
        FormItem {
            labelStyleName: myFormItemLabelStyleName;
        }

        .myFormItemLabelStyleName {
            fontWeight: bold;
        }
    </mx:Style>

    <mx:Form id="form">
        <mx:FormItem label="horizontal:"
                direction="horizontal">
            <mx:Image source="{Icons.AIR_ICON}"
                    toolTip="Adobe AIR" />
            <mx:Image source="{Icons.FLASH_ICON}"
                    toolTip="Adobe Flash" />
            <mx:Image source="{Icons.FLASH_PLAYER_ICON}"
                    toolTip="Adobe Flash Player" />
            <mx:Image source="{Icons.FLEX_ICON}"
                    toolTip="Adobe Flex" />
        </mx:FormItem>
        <mx:FormItem label="vertical:"
                direction="vertical">
            <mx:Image source="{Icons.AIR_ICON}"
                    toolTip="Adobe AIR" />
            <mx:Image source="{Icons.FLASH_ICON}"
                    toolTip="Adobe Flash" />
            <mx:Image source="{Icons.FLASH_PLAYER_ICON}"
                    toolTip="Adobe Flash Player" />
            <mx:Image source="{Icons.FLEX_ICON}"
                    toolTip="Adobe Flex" />
        </mx:FormItem>
    </mx:Form>

</mx:Application>

/src/Icons.as

/** http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/03/18/changing-the-layout-direction-of-a-form-item-in-flex/ */
package {
    [Bindable]
    public class Icons {
        public function Icons() {
        }

        [Embed("assets/air_appicon-tn.gif")]
        public static var AIR_ICON:Class;

        [Embed("assets/fl_appicon-tn.gif")]
        public static var FLASH_ICON:Class;

        [Embed("assets/fl_player_appicon-tn.gif")]
        public static var FLASH_PLAYER_ICON:Class;

        [Embed("assets/fx_appicon-tn.gif")]
        public static var FLEX_ICON:Class;
    }
}

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