Adding a link to context menu in Flash Player 10

The following example shows how you can add a custom link to a context menu in Flex Gumbo and Flash Player 10 by setting the link and contextMenu properties.

Full code after the jump.

To use the following code, you must have Flash Player 10 and a Flex Gumbo SDK installed in your Flex Builder 3. For more information on downloading and installing the Gumbo SDK into Flex Builder 3, see Using the beta Gumbo SDK in Flex Builder 3″.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/08/26/adding-a-link-to-context-menu-in-flash-player-10/ -->
<Application name="Image_contextMenu_link_test"
        xmlns="http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009"
        xmlns:mx="library:adobe/flex/halo"
        xmlns:net="flash.net.*"
        xmlns:ui="flash.ui.*"
        layout="flex.layout.BasicLayout">

    <mx:Label id="lbl"
            text="Right-click image control for context menu"
            left="10"
            top="10" />

    <mx:Image id="img"
            source="@Embed('assets/fx_appicon-tn.gif')"
            verticalCenter="0"
            horizontalCenter="0">
        <mx:contextMenu>
            <ui:ContextMenu id="imageContextMenu">
                <ui:link>
                    <net:URLRequest url="http://www.adobe.com/go/flex"/>
                </ui:link>
            </ui:ContextMenu>
        </mx:contextMenu>
    </mx:Image>

</Application>

View source is enabled in the following example.

You can also set the link and contextMenu properties using ActionScript, as seen in the following example:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/08/26/adding-a-link-to-context-menu-in-flash-player-10/ -->
<Application name="Image_contextMenu_link_test"
        xmlns="http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009"
        xmlns:mx="library:adobe/flex/halo"
        layout="flex.layout.BasicLayout"
        initialize="init();">

    <Script>
        <![CDATA[
            [Embed("assets/fx_appicon-tn.gif")]
            private var fxIcon:Class;

            private var imageContextMenu:ContextMenu;
            private var urlReq:URLRequest;

            private function init():void {
                urlReq = new URLRequest();
                urlReq.url = "http://www.adobe.com/go/flex";

                imageContextMenu = new ContextMenu();
                imageContextMenu.link = urlReq;

                lbl.text = "Right-click image control for context menu";
                lbl.setStyle("left", 10);
                lbl.setStyle("top", 10);

                img.source = fxIcon;
                img.setStyle("horizontalCenter", 0);
                img.setStyle("verticalCenter", 0);
                img.contextMenu = imageContextMenu;
            }
        ]]>
    </Script>

    <mx:Label id="lbl" />
    <mx:Image id="img" />

</Application>