Setting the selection color on a LinkButton control in Flex

In a previous example, “Setting the roll over color on a LinkButton control in Flex”, we saw how you can set the roll over color on a Flex LinkButton control by setting the rollOverColor style.

The following example shows how you can set the selection (mouse down) color on a Flex LinkButton control by setting the selectionColor style.

Full code after the jump.

View MXML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/09/02/setting-the-selection-color-on-a-linkbutton-control-in-flex/ -->
<mx:Application name="LinkButton_selectionColor_test"
        xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

    <mx:ApplicationControlBar dock="true">
        <mx:Form styleName="plain">
            <mx:FormItem label="selectionColor:">
                <mx:ColorPicker id="colorPicker"
                        selectedColor="haloBlue" />
            </mx:FormItem>
        </mx:Form>
    </mx:ApplicationControlBar>

    <mx:LinkButton id="linkButton"
            label="LinkButton"
            selectionColor="{colorPicker.selectedColor}" />

</mx:Application>

View source is enabled in the following example.

You can also set the selectionColor 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/2008/09/02/setting-the-selection-color-on-a-linkbutton-control-in-flex/ -->
<mx:Application name="LinkButton_selectionColor_test"
        xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

    <mx:Style>
        LinkButton {
            selectionColor: haloOrange;
        }
    </mx:Style>

    <mx:LinkButton id="linkButton"
            label="LinkButton" />

</mx:Application>

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

View MXML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2008/09/02/setting-the-selection-color-on-a-linkbutton-control-in-flex/ -->
<mx:Application name="LinkButton_selectionColor_test"
        xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

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

            private function colorPicker_change(evt:ColorPickerEvent):void {
                linkButton.setStyle("selectionColor", evt.color);
            }
        ]]>
    </mx:Script>

    <mx:ApplicationControlBar dock="true">
        <mx:Form styleName="plain">
            <mx:FormItem label="selectionColor:">
                <mx:ColorPicker id="colorPicker"
                        selectedColor="haloBlue"
                        change="colorPicker_change(event);" />
            </mx:FormItem>
        </mx:Form>
    </mx:ApplicationControlBar>

    <mx:LinkButton id="linkButton"
            label="LinkButton" />

</mx:Application>

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