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Creating a toggleable MX LinkButton control in Flex 4

In a previous example, “Creating a toggleable LinkButton control in Flex”, we saw how you could create a toggleable Flex LinkButton control by extending the mx.skins.halo.LinkButtonSkin and adding custom “selectedUpSkin”, “selectedOverSkin”, “selectedDownSkin”, and “selectedDisabledSkin” skin states.

The following example shows how you can create a toggleable MX LinkButton control in Flex 4 by creating a custom MX LinkButton skin and specifying a background fill for the selected (“selectedUp”, “selectedOver”, “selectedDown”, and “selectedDisabled”) states.

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Creating toggle and emphasized Button controls in Flex

Pretty basic stuff, but if you’ve never used a toggle button in Flex or Flash, you may find this useful. The following example creates two Button controls. The first button sets the toggle property to true and determines whether the button is currently selected by watching the button’s selected property. The second button simply sets the emphasized property to true, which gives the button a nice visible border, making it stand out a little more than the other buttons. This is great for highlighting a default button in a form.

Full code after the jump.

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