Toggling a drop shadow on the List control in Flex

The following example shows how you can toggle a drop shadow on a Flex List control by setting the dropShadowEnabled style.

Full code after the jump.

View MXML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/07/22/toggling-a-drop-shadow-on-the-list-control-in-flex/ -->
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

    <mx:Array id="arr">
        <mx:Object label="One" />
        <mx:Object label="Two" />
        <mx:Object label="Three" />
        <mx:Object label="Four" />
        <mx:Object label="Five" />
        <mx:Object label="Six" />
        <mx:Object label="Seven" />
        <mx:Object label="Eight" />
        <mx:Object label="Nine" />
        <mx:Object label="Ten" />
    </mx:Array>

    <mx:ApplicationControlBar dock="true">
        <mx:Form styleName="plain">
            <mx:FormItem label="dropShadowEnabled:">
                <mx:CheckBox id="checkBox" />
            </mx:FormItem>
        </mx:Form>
    </mx:ApplicationControlBar>

    <mx:List id="list"
            dataProvider="{arr}"
            dropShadowEnabled="{checkBox.selected}"
            width="100" />

</mx:Application>

View source is enabled in the following example.

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

View MXML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/07/22/toggling-a-drop-shadow-on-the-list-control-in-flex/ -->
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

    <mx:Style>
        List {
            dropShadowEnabled: true;
        }
    </mx:Style>

    <mx:Array id="arr">
        <mx:Object label="One" />
        <mx:Object label="Two" />
        <mx:Object label="Three" />
        <mx:Object label="Four" />
        <mx:Object label="Five" />
        <mx:Object label="Six" />
        <mx:Object label="Seven" />
        <mx:Object label="Eight" />
        <mx:Object label="Nine" />
        <mx:Object label="Ten" />
    </mx:Array>

    <mx:List id="list"
            dataProvider="{arr}"
            width="100" />

</mx:Application>

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

View MXML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/07/22/toggling-a-drop-shadow-on-the-list-control-in-flex/ -->
<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 {
                list.setStyle("dropShadowEnabled", checkBox.selected);
            }
        ]]>
    </mx:Script>

    <mx:Array id="arr">
        <mx:Object label="One" />
        <mx:Object label="Two" />
        <mx:Object label="Three" />
        <mx:Object label="Four" />
        <mx:Object label="Five" />
        <mx:Object label="Six" />
        <mx:Object label="Seven" />
        <mx:Object label="Eight" />
        <mx:Object label="Nine" />
        <mx:Object label="Ten" />
    </mx:Array>

    <mx:ApplicationControlBar dock="true">
        <mx:Form styleName="plain">
            <mx:FormItem label="dropShadowEnabled:">
                <mx:CheckBox id="checkBox"
                        change="checkBox_change(event);" />
            </mx:FormItem>
        </mx:Form>
    </mx:ApplicationControlBar>

    <mx:List id="list"
            dataProvider="{arr}"
            width="100" />

</mx:Application>

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