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From Alain Ekambi <jazzmatad...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: Halo x Spark
Date Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:27:49 GMT
I feel your pain.
Reminds me of this post
http://blog.flexexamples.com/2009/03/22/setting-a-background-image-on-an-fxapplication-in-flex-gumbo/

Basically requiring a degree in computer science to set a backgroundimage.

To me all this Spark stuff was the right move in the wrong direction.

2012/3/23 Williams Farias <will.farias@gmail.com>

> Greatings everyone,
>
> I´d like to know why does Spark skining is so dificult to get a simple
> result.
>
> I´m building now a web application and I need just to skin the ScrollBar.
> Ok, in Flex3 i just open my Flash CS5, create a new Symbol and "Export for
> actionscript". Then i just add 4 new lines in my CSS style code, and its
> done. I have now a simple and 2 minuts made scrollbar.
>
> But in Spark component... ohhh, what a brutal work i´d had to take...
> create a new Style... and put everything on the code... ohhh man, thats a
> really waste of time with hundreds of codes lines and without a design
> interface to see how it looks like... in my opinion its too much work for
> such a little result!
>
> Just because of that scrollbar man, i had to decide to use Flex 3 insted of
> 4!!! A simple and  mediocre scrollbar skin!
>
> I was wondering: how can the most simple thing to do in Flex could be
> transformed in a bunch of lines and hard work as that scrolllBar skin?
>
> If i could propose something to chance in the next releases of Flex, is a
> mix of Halo and Spark Skins. I think that Flex3 skinning is much more
> simple and intelligent to do.
>
> Antoher thing that frightened me was to read that Adobe will not update
> more the Design View of Flash Builder! Does Apacge group have any
> prediction about this?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Williams Farias
>

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