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Flex 4 in Action: Revised Edition of Flex 3 in Action by Tariq Ahmed and Dan Orlando, with John C. Bland II and Joel Hooks

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Chapter 8. MX DataGrids, Lists, and Trees

This chapter covers

  • Using List-based components from the MX library
  • Using List-based components to display flat data
  • Using List-based components to display hierarchical data
  • Handling user interactions with List-based components
  • Retrieving selected items from List-based components

List-based components are a powerful part of your RIA arsenal, and some consider them the workhorse of an application. Lists handle the bulk of the work involved with displaying data and provide many of the conveniences that enhance the usability of Flex applications, such as sortable columns and word wrapping.

Let’s say, for example, that you’re given a project requirement that requires you to have the initial user interface ...

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