Styling the emphasized button on an MX Alert control in Flex 4

The following example shows how you can style the emphasized button on a Halo/MX Alert control in Flex 4 by setting the buttonStyleName and emphasizedSkin styles.

The following example(s) require Flash Player 10 and the Adobe Flex 4 SDK. To download the Adobe Flash Builder 4 trial, see www.adobe.com/products/flex/. To download the latest nightly build of the Flex 4 SDK, see opensource.adobe.com/wiki/display/flexsdk/Download+Flex+4.

For more information on getting started with Flex 4 and Flash Builder 4, see the official Adobe Flex Team blog.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2009/09/25/styling-the-emphasized-button-on-a-halo-alert-control-in-flex-4/ -->
<s:Application name="Halo_Alert_buttonStyleName_emphasizedSkin_test"
        xmlns:fx="http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009"
        xmlns:s="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/spark"
        xmlns:mx="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/halo">
    <s:controlBarContent>
        <s:Button id="btn"
                label="Show Alert"
                click="btn_click(event);" />
    </s:controlBarContent>
 
    <fx:Style>
        @namespace s "library://ns.adobe.com/flex/spark";
        @namespace mx "library://ns.adobe.com/flex/halo";
 
        mx|Alert {
            buttonStyleName: alertBtnStyles;
        }
 
        .alertBtnStyles {
            emphasizedSkin: ClassReference("skins.CustomDefaultButtonSkin");
        }
    </fx:Style>
 
    <fx:Script>
        <![CDATA[
            import mx.controls.Alert;
 
            protected function btn_click(evt:MouseEvent):void {
                Alert.show("Alert text", "Alert title", Alert.YES|Alert.NO);
            }
        ]]>
    </fx:Script>
 
</s:Application>

And the custom skin, skins/CustomDefaultButtonSkin.mxml, is as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- http://blog.flexexamples.com/2009/09/25/styling-the-emphasized-button-on-a-halo-alert-control-in-flex-4/ -->
<s:SparkSkin name="CustomDefaultButtonSkin"
        xmlns:fx="http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009"
        xmlns:s="library://ns.adobe.com/flex/spark"
        minWidth="21" minHeight="19"
        alpha.disabled="0.5">
    <!-- states -->
    <s:states>
        <s:State name="up" />
        <s:State name="over" stateGroups="overStates" />
        <s:State name="down" stateGroups="downStates" />
        <s:State name="disabled" stateGroups="disabledStates" />
        <s:State name="selectedUp" stateGroups="selectedStates, selectedUpStates" />
        <s:State name="selectedOver" stateGroups="overStates, selectedStates" />
        <s:State name="selectedDown" stateGroups="downStates, selectedStates" />
        <s:State name="selectedDisabled" stateGroups="selectedUpStates, disabledStates, selectedStates" />
    </s:states>
 
    <fx:Script>
        <![CDATA[
            [Bindable]
            public var cornerRadius:Number = 2;
 
            override protected function updateDisplayList(unscaledWidth:Number, unscaledHeight:Number):void {
                var cr:Number = getStyle("cornerRadius");
 
                if (cornerRadius != cr) {
                    cornerRadius = cr;
                }
                super.updateDisplayList(unscaledWidth, unscaledHeight);
            }
        ]]>
    </fx:Script>
 
    <!-- layer 1: shadow -->
    <s:Rect left="-1" right="-1" top="-1" bottom="-1" radiusX="{cornerRadius}">
        <s:fill>
            <s:LinearGradient rotation="90">
                <s:GradientEntry color="0x000000"
                        color.downStates="0xFFFFFF"
                        alpha="0.01"
                        alpha.downStates="0" />
                <s:GradientEntry color="0x000000"
                        color.downStates="0xFFFFFF"
                        alpha="0.07"
                        alpha.downStates="0.5" />
            </s:LinearGradient>
        </s:fill>
    </s:Rect>
 
    <!-- layer 2: fill -->
    <s:Rect left="1" right="1" top="1" bottom="1" radiusX="{cornerRadius}">
        <s:fill>
            <s:LinearGradient rotation="90">
                <s:GradientEntry color="#FF0000"
                        color.selectedUpStates="#FF0000"
                        color.overStates="#FF0000"
                        color.downStates="#FF0000"
                        alpha="0.85"
                        alpha.selectedOver="1" />
                <s:GradientEntry color="#990000"
                        color.selectedUpStates="#990000"
                        color.over="#990000"
                        color.selectedOver="#990000"
                        color.downStates="#990000"
                        alpha="0.85"
                        alpha.selectedOver="1" />
            </s:LinearGradient>
        </s:fill>
    </s:Rect>
 
    <!-- layer 3: fill lowlight -->
    <s:Rect left="1" right="1" bottom="1" height="9" radiusX="{cornerRadius}">
        <s:fill>
            <s:LinearGradient rotation="90">
                <s:GradientEntry color="0x000000" alpha="0.0099" />
                <s:GradientEntry color="0x000000" alpha="0.0627" />
            </s:LinearGradient>
        </s:fill>
    </s:Rect>
 
    <!-- layer 4: fill highlight -->
    <s:Rect left="1" right="1" top="1" height="9" radiusX="{cornerRadius}">
        <s:fill>
            <s:SolidColor color="0xFFFFFF"
                    alpha="0.33"
                    alpha.selectedUpStates="0.22"
                    alpha.overStates="0.22"
                    alpha.downStates="0.12" />
        </s:fill>
    </s:Rect>
 
    <!-- layer 5: highlight stroke (all states except down) -->
    <s:Rect left="1" right="1" top="1" bottom="1" radiusX="{cornerRadius}" excludeFrom="downStates">
        <s:stroke>
            <s:LinearGradientStroke rotation="90" weight="1">
                <s:GradientEntry color="#FF0000" alpha.overStates="0.22" alpha.selectedUpStates="0.33" />
                <s:GradientEntry color="#990000" alpha.overStates="0.22" alpha.selectedUpStates="0.33" />
            </s:LinearGradientStroke>
        </s:stroke>
    </s:Rect>
 
    <!-- layer 6: highlight stroke (down state only) -->
    <s:Rect left="1" top="1" bottom="1" width="1"
            includeIn="downStates, selectedUpStates, selectedOver">
        <s:fill>
            <s:SolidColor color="0x000000" alpha="0.07" />
        </s:fill>
    </s:Rect>
    <s:Rect right="1" top="1" bottom="1" width="1"
            includeIn="downStates, selectedUpStates, selectedOver">
        <s:fill>
            <s:SolidColor color="0x000000" alpha="0.07" />
        </s:fill>
    </s:Rect>
    <s:Rect left="2" top="1" right="2" height="1"
            includeIn="downStates, selectedUpStates, selectedOver">
        <s:fill>
            <s:SolidColor color="0x000000" alpha="0.25" />
        </s:fill>
    </s:Rect>
    <s:Rect left="1" top="2" right="1" height="1"
            includeIn="downStates, selectedUpStates, selectedOver">
        <s:fill>
            <s:SolidColor color="0x000000" alpha="0.09" />
        </s:fill>
    </s:Rect>
 
    <!-- layer 7: border - put on top of the fill so it doesn't disappear when scale is less than 1 -->
    <s:Rect left="0" right="0" top="0" bottom="0" width="69" height="20" radiusX="{cornerRadius}">
        <s:stroke>
            <s:LinearGradientStroke rotation="90" weight="1">
                <s:GradientEntry color="0x000000"
                        alpha="0.5625"
                        alpha.down="0.6375"
                        alpha.selectedStates="0.6375" />
                <s:GradientEntry color="0x000000"
                        alpha="0.75"
                        alpha.down="0.85"
                        alpha.selectedStates="0.85" />
            </s:LinearGradientStroke>
        </s:stroke>
    </s:Rect>
 
</s:SparkSkin>

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This entry is based on a beta version of the Flex 4 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 4 SDK.

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