Setting the vertical spacing between items in a LinkBar control in Flex

In a previous example, “Setting the horizontal spacing between items in a LinkBar control in Flex”, we saw how to change the horizontal spacing between items in a Flex LinkBar control by setting the horizontalSpacing style.

The following example shows how you can set the vertical spacing between items in a vertical Flex LinkBar control by setting the verticalGap style.

Full code after the jump.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/04/20/setting-the-vertical-spacing-between-items-in-a-linkbar-control-in-flex/ -->
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

    <mx:Script>
        <![CDATA[
            private function init():void {
                slider.value = linkBar.getStyle("verticalGap");
            }
        ]]>
    </mx:Script>

    <mx:Array id="arr">
        <mx:Object label="Alert" />
        <mx:Object label="Button" />
        <mx:Object label="ButtonBar" />
        <mx:Object label="CheckBox" />
        <mx:Object label="ColorPicker" />
        <mx:Object label="ComboBox" />
    </mx:Array>

    <mx:ApplicationControlBar dock="true">
        <mx:Form styleName="plain">
            <mx:FormItem label="verticalGap:" direction="horizontal">
                <mx:HSlider id="slider"
                        minimum="0"
                        maximum="20"
                        snapInterval="1"
                        tickInterval="1"
                        liveDragging="true" />
                <mx:Label text="{slider.value}" />
            </mx:FormItem>
        </mx:Form>
    </mx:ApplicationControlBar>

    <mx:LinkBar id="linkBar"
            dataProvider="{arr}"
            direction="vertical"
            verticalGap="{slider.value}"
            initialize="init();" />

</mx:Application>

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One thought on “Setting the vertical spacing between items in a LinkBar control in Flex

  1. why 90% of yours and Flex help docs contain mxml syntax to create containers and controls? Mxml limits us to build dynamic containers and controls.

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