Listing 1 A simple use of [Bindable]

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
backgroundColor="#FFFFFF">
<mx:Script>
<![CDATA[
[Bindable]
private var me:String="Rich Tretola";
]]>
</mx:Script>
<mx:Panel title="Simple Binding" width="500" height="90"
paddingTop="10" paddingLeft="10" paddingRight="10" paddingBottom=" 10" layout="horizontal">
<mx:Label text="{me}"/>
</mx:Panel>
</mx:Application>

Listing 2 Using [Bindable] with getters and setters

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml">
<mx:Script>
<![CDATA[
private var _phoneNumber:String = “";
// Bind getter function to phoneNumberChanged event
[Bindable(event="phoneNumberChanged")]
public function get phoneNumber():String {
return _phoneNumber;
}
// Setter method.
public function set phoneNumber(value:String):void {
if (value.length<10) {
_phoneNumber = value;
} else {
_phoneNumber = phoneFormatter.format(value);
}
// Create and dispatch event
var eventObj:Event = new Event(“phoneNumberChanged");
dispatchEvent(eventObj);
}
]]>
</mx:Script>
<mx:PhoneFormatter id="phoneFormatter"
formatString="(###) ###-####" validPatternChars="#-()
“/>
<mx:Panel title="Bind with Getters and Setters"
width="500" height="90"
paddingTop="10" paddingLeft="10" paddingRight="10" paddingBottom=" 10" layout="horizontal">
<mx:TextInput id="ti1" change="phoneNumber=ti1.text"
maxChars="10" restrict="0-9"/>
<mx:TextInput id="ti2" text="{phoneNumber}"/>
</mx:Panel>
</mx:Application>

Listing 3 Custom Button class named MyButton

package
{
import mx.controls.Button;
[DefaultProperty(“label")]
public class MyButton extends Button
{
}
}

Listing 4 Using the MyButton class wih [DefaultProperty]

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
xmlns:comps="*">
<comps:MyButton>
<mx:String>Test</mx:String>
</comps:MyButton>
</mx:Application>

Listing 5 Custom ButtonLabel class using [Event]

package
{
import mx.controls.Button;
import flash.events.Event;
// Define the custom event
[Event(name="labelChanged", type="flash.events.Event")]
public class ButtonLabel extends Button {
// property to hold label value
private var _myLabel:String;
// public setter method
public function set myLabel(s:String):void {
_myLabel = s;
this.label = s;
// Create and dispatch custom event
var eventObj:Event = new Event(“labelChanged");
dispatchEvent(eventObj);
}
}
}

Listing 6 Using the ButtonLabel class with the labelChanged [Event]

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
xmlns:comps="*"
backgroundColor="#FFFFFF">
<mx:Script>
<![CDATA[
import mx.controls.Alert;
import flash.events.Event;
// method to handle custom event
public function labelChanged(eventObj:Event):void {
myTA.text= myTA.text + “\n"+ eventObj.target.label;
myTA.verticalScrollPosition = myTA.verticalScrollPosition +
20;
}
]]>
</mx:Script>
<mx:Panel title="Event Sample" width="500" height="275"
paddingTop="10" paddingLeft="10" paddingRight="10" paddingBottom=" 10" layout="absolute">
<mx:TextInput id="buttonLabelTI"
change="myButton.myLabel=buttonLabelTI.text" x="10" y="9"/>
<!--Instantiate custom class and define method to handle label-
Changed event-->
<comps:ButtonLabel id="myButton" labelChanged="labelChanged(event)
;"
x="10" y="39"/>
<mx:TextArea id="myTA" width="200" height="200" x="249" y="10"/>
</mx:Panel>
</mx:Application>

Listing 7 Add the Effect metadata tag

...
// Define the custom event
[Event(name="labelChanged", type="flash.events.Event")]
[Effect(name="labelChangedEffect", event="labelChanged")]
public class ButtonLabel extends Button {
...

Listing 8 Add labelChangedEffect to the Component

Instantiation MXML Tag
<comps:ButtonLabel id="myButton" labelChanged="labelChanged(event);"
labelChangedEffect="myEffect" x="10" y="39"/>

Listing 9 Custom component with [Inspectable] defined

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<mx:HBox xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml">
<mx:Script>
<![CDATA[
[Inspectable(defaultValue="Visa",
enumeration="Visa,Mastercard,Discover,American Express"
category="Credit Card" type="String")]
public var ccType:String;
]]>
</mx:Script>
</mx:HBox>

Listing 10 Using [NonCommittingChangeEvent]

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
backgroundColor="#FFFFFF">
<mx:Script>
<![CDATA[
import flash.events.Event;
private var eventObj:Event;
[Bindable(event="triggerBinding")]
[NonCommittingChangeEvent(“change")]
private var s:String;
private function triggerBinding():void{
eventObj = new Event(“triggerBinding");
dispatchEvent(eventObj);
}
]]>
</mx:Script>
<mx:Panel title="NonCommittingChangeEvent Sample" width="500"
height="90"
paddingTop="10" paddingLeft="10" paddingRight="10" paddingBottom=" 10" layout="horizontal">
<mx:TextInput id="ti1" change="s=ti1.text" enter="triggerBinding()"
/>
<mx:TextInput id="ti2" text="{s}" />
</mx:Panel>
</mx:Application>

Listing 11 Custom Class CustomCircle using [Style] tags

package
{
import mx.core.UIComponent;
[Style(name="borderColor",type="uint",format="Color",inherit="no")]
[Style(name="fillColor",type="uint",format="Color",inherit="no")]
public class CustomCircle extends UIComponent {
public function CustomCircle(){
super();
}
override protected function updateDisplayList(unscaledWidth:Number,
unscaledHeight:Number):void {
super.updateDisplayList(unscaledWidth, unscaledHeight);
graphics.lineStyle(1, getStyle(“borderColor"), 1.0);
graphics.beginFill(getStyle(“fillColor"),1.0);
graphics.drawEllipse(0,0,100,100);
}
}
}

Listing 12 Using CustomCircle and assigning custom style properties

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
xmlns:comps="*"
backgroundColor="#FFFFFF">
<mx:Panel title="Style Sample" width="200" height="200"
paddingTop="10" paddingLeft="10" paddingRight="10" paddingBottom=" 10" layout="horizontal">
<comps:CustomCircle borderColor="#000000" fillColor="#FF0000" />
</mx:Panel>
</mx:Application>