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From "Michael Labriola (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FLEX-36) Add Vector implementations of IList and ICollectionView
Date Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:35:24 GMT

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Michael Labriola commented on FLEX-36:
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yep, agree completely. I wrote it so that I could keep vectors the original vectors typed
even if the interface demands that we abstract it for use in controls.
                
> Add Vector implementations of IList and ICollectionView
> -------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: FLEX-36
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FLEX-36
>             Project: Apache Flex
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>            Reporter: Josh Tynjala
>            Assignee: Bertrand Delacretaz
>            Priority: Minor
>              Labels: List, collections
>
> VectorList and VectorCollection, similar to ArrayList and ArrayCollection. Feels weird
that I need to convert Vectors to Arrays to use in Flex collections.
> In case anyone is unaware, you can cast Vector.<WhateverTypeYouWant> as Vector.<*>.
Works with the "as" and "is" keywords, as you can see below:
> var strings:Vector.<String> = new <String>["One", "Two", "Three"];
> trace(strings is Vector.<*>); //true
> var generic:Vector.<*> = strings as Vector.<*>;
> trace(strings) //One, Two, Three

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