Category Archives: E4X

Adding icons to a Flex TabNavigator control

I was trying to figure out how to add icons to a TabNavigator control today and ended up making this. The trick is that you actually add the icon on the TabNavigator control’s child containers and not on the TabNavigator itself. The example also has three tabs which each look at a different filtered view of an XML document (filtered using E4X).

Full code after the jump.

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Filtering an XMLListCollection using the filterFunction property and regular expressions

Here is another handy little tip that you see all over the web, how do I filter a data grid (or other list-based control) based on a user’s input? Or more specificially, how to I limit the items that show in a list based on what a user types.

Since I already created a simple XML document of Countries/States, I thought I’d create a basic form that lets a user type in the first few characters of a state name and have the DataGrid filter its results. You’ll also notice that I had to do some not-so-tricky E4X filtering to extract only the American state names.

Full code after the jump.

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