Exporting the text in a FxTextArea control in Flex Gumbo

The following example shows how you can export the contents of a Flex Gumbo FxTextArea control by calling the export() method.

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/2009/01/17/exporting-the-text-in-a-fxtextarea-control-in-flex-gumbo/ -->
<Application name="FxTextArea_export_test"
        xmlns="http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009"
        layout="vertical"
        verticalAlign="middle"
        backgroundColor="white">

    <Script>
        <![CDATA[
            private function btn_click(evt:Event):void {
                debug.text = textArea.export().toXMLString();
            }
        ]]>
    </Script>

    <ApplicationControlBar dock="true">
        <Form styleName="plain">
            <FormItem label="text:">
                <FxTextArea id="textArea"
                        text="The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog." />
            </FormItem>
            <FormItem>
                <FxButton id="btn"
                        label="export()"
                        click="btn_click(event);" />
            </FormItem>
        </Form>
    </ApplicationControlBar>

    <FxTextArea id="debug"
            editable="false"
            width="100%"
            height="100%" />

</Application>

This entry is based on a beta version of the Flex Gumbo SDK and therefore is very likely to change as development of the Flex SDK continues. The API can (and will) change causing examples to possibly not compile in newer versions of the Flex Gumbo SDK.

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