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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 10. List customization

This chapter covers

  • The labelField property
  • Label functions
  • Overriding itemToLabel
  • Item renderers and editors
  • Combined item editor and item renderer
  • Advanced item renderers
  • Filter functions

In the previous two chapters, you learned about the various types of List-based components in Flex. In this chapter, you’ll build on this knowledge by learning how to customize these List-based components.

When it comes to visual Flex components, List-based components are typically the workhorses of a Flex or Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR) application. Consequently, a large portion of development in Flex tends to focus on the presentation of, and interaction with, List-based components.

10.1. Customizing data display

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