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From Maxime Cowez <maxime.co...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: AW: [DISCUSS] Alerts and dialogs in Flex 4.x / Spark (was: Alerts and dialogs in FlexJS)
Date Sun, 16 Jun 2013 20:21:26 GMT
For those interested:
I've had some fun creating another implementation of SkinnablePopUp: it's a
Toaster that allows you to display toast-style messages.
In its simplest form you use it like this:

<fx:Declarations>
    <rs:Toaster id="toaster" width="150" bottom="20" right="20"/>
</fx:Declarations>

<s:Button label="Say hello" click="toaster.toast('Hello there from the
Toaster')"/>

The positioning properties ('bottom' and 'right' in this example) are
relative to the application.

See it in action at http://riastar.github.io/SkinnablePopUpFx/ (it can
be customized through custom item renderers and some addtional
properties)

Max



On Sun, Jun 16, 2013 at 10:09 PM, Maxime Cowez <maxime.cowez@gmail.com>wrote:

> @Carlos
> > Maybe we could update it to get the benefits in your implementation to
> get best of both worlds.
>
> I'll see what I can do from my end to integrate both approaches. I'll also
> try to address some of the feedback I gathered here.
>
> @Christopher
> > Regarding the callback-functionality, I would prefer the event based
> approach over the old one where you provide the callbac functionality.
>
> There's nothing preventing us from providing both approaches. I never
> liked that static function myself - which is why I created this Spark
> implementation in the first place -, but who are we to tell people how to
> instantiate alerts ;)
>
> > As far as I understood it, I can still programatically create Alerts
> and addEventListeners for the CloseEvents. I would really like to be able
> to continue to be able to create Alerts programatically.
>
> Yes you can:
>
> var alert:Alert = new Alert("my title", "my message");
> alert.addEventListener(PopUpEvent.CLOSE, handleAlertClose);
> alert.show();
>
> > Regarding the discussion of what Buttons the Allert should have, what
> about implementing an abstract BaseAlert (or something similar that
> contains a command-bar which can be filled with Buttons and a concrete
> subclass Alert that mimics the functionality of the original Alert?
>
> I already did it that way, kind of. Only the base class is a bit more
> generic than what you describe: it is a SkinnablePopUp which you can extend
> to add whatever you want. But perhaps I should consider adding another base
> class as you suggest in between.
>
> Max
>
>
> On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:40 PM, Peter Ent <pent@adobe.com> wrote:
>
>> For FlexJS, the Alert will have an AlertModel where the title, message,
>> and button labels will be stored. The model is assigned via style sheet
>> (or programmatically) and the model can be changed dynamically. If you
>> wanted something different or more generic, it will be possible to extend
>> the AlertModel and add whatever else you'd like and then extend or replace
>> the AlertBead to handle the extra layout or items.
>>
>> Peter Ent
>> Flex SDK Team
>> Adobe Systems
>>
>> On 6/11/13 4:15 AM, "christofer.dutz@c-ware.de"
>> <christofer.dutz@c-ware.de> wrote:
>>
>> >Regarding the callback-functionality, I would prefer the event based
>> >approach over the old one where you provide the callbac functionality.
>> >
>> >As far as I understood it, I can still programatically create Alerts and
>> >addEventListeners for the CloseEvents. I would really like to be able to
>> >continue to be able to create Alerts programatically.
>> >
>> >Regarding the discussion of what Buttons the Allert should have, what
>> >about implementing an abstract BaseAlert (or something similar that
>> >contains a command-bar which can be filled with Buttons and a concrete
>> >subclass Alert that mimics the functionality of the original Alert?
>> >
>> >Chris
>> >
>> >________________________________________
>> >Von: Maxime Cowez [maxime.cowez@gmail.com]
>> >Gesendet: Montag, 10. Juni 2013 22:08
>> >An: dev@flex.apache.org
>> >Betreff: [DISCUSS] Alerts and dialogs in Flex 4.x / Spark (was: Alerts
>> >and dialogs in FlexJS)
>> >
>> >As we were discussing some options in the thread "Alerts and dialogs in
>> >FlexJS", we started to elaborate on dialog implementation in general.
>> This
>> >was carrying us away from the initial question so I started this new
>> >thread.
>> >
>> >One of the initial topics was the possibility to declare Alerts/Dialogs
>> as
>> >mxml tags instead of using the old static function, something like this:
>> >
>> ><fx:declarations>
>> >    <s:Alert id="alert" title="myTitle" text="myMessage"
>> >close="handleAlertClose(event)"/>
>> ></fx:declarations>
>> >
>> ><s:Button label="show alert" click="alert.open()"/>
>> >
>> >I mentioned that I had already created such an implementation, which can
>> >be
>> >found at https://github.com/RIAstar/SkinnablePopUpFx
>> >There's also a live demo at http://riastar.github.io/SkinnablePopUpFx/
>> >
>> >Some people seemed to like the idea and asked some questions, which I'll
>> >try to answer next.
>> >
>> >Max
>>
>>
>

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