Setting the focus alpha on a NumericStepper control in Flex

The following example shows how you can set the focus alpha on a Flex NumericStepper control by setting the focusAlpha style.

Full code after the jump.

View MXML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/05/23/setting-the-focus-alpha-on-a-numericstepper-control-in-flex/ -->
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

    <mx:Script>
        <![CDATA[
            import mx.events.NumericStepperEvent;

            private function numericStepper_change(evt:NumericStepperEvent):void {
                // reset focus
                focusManager.setFocus(btn);
                focusManager.setFocus(numericStepper);
            }
        ]]>
    </mx:Script>

    <mx:ApplicationControlBar dock="true">
        <mx:Button id="btn" label="click here to remove focus" />
    </mx:ApplicationControlBar>

    <mx:NumericStepper id="numericStepper"
            minimum="0.0"
            maximum="1.0"
            value="0.5"
            stepSize="0.1"
            textAlign="center"
            focusAlpha="{numericStepper.value}"
            change="numericStepper_change(event);" />

</mx:Application>

View source is enabled in the following example.

You can also set the focusAlpha style in an external .CSS file or <mx:Style /> block, as shown in the following example:

View MXML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/05/23/setting-the-focus-alpha-on-a-numericstepper-control-in-flex/ -->
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

    <mx:Style>
        NumericStepper {
            focusAlpha: 1.0;
        }
    </mx:Style>

    <mx:ApplicationControlBar dock="true">
        <mx:Button id="btn" label="click here to remove focus" />
    </mx:ApplicationControlBar>

    <mx:NumericStepper id="numericStepper"
            minimum="0.0"
            maximum="1.0"
            value="1.0"
            stepSize="0.1"
            textAlign="center"/>

</mx:Application>

Or you can set the focusAlpha style using ActionScript, as seen in the following example:

View MXML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/05/23/setting-the-focus-alpha-on-a-numericstepper-control-in-flex/ -->
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

    <mx:Script>
        <![CDATA[
            import mx.events.NumericStepperEvent;

            private function numericStepper_change(evt:NumericStepperEvent):void {
                numericStepper.setStyle("focusAlpha", evt.value);
                // reset focus
                focusManager.setFocus(btn);
                focusManager.setFocus(numericStepper);
            }
        ]]>
    </mx:Script>

    <mx:ApplicationControlBar dock="true">
        <mx:Button id="btn" label="click here to remove focus" />
    </mx:ApplicationControlBar>

    <mx:NumericStepper id="numericStepper"
            minimum="0.0"
            maximum="1.0"
            value="0.5"
            stepSize="0.1"
            textAlign="center"
            change="numericStepper_change(event);" />

</mx:Application>