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From Todd Volkert <tvolk...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Is UI like this possible in Flex?
Date Wed, 26 May 2010 21:10:13 GMT
Something like this is definitely possible in Pivot.  If you want to
replicate the exact graphic presentation, then you'll probably need to
create a custom "Panel" class to get that green/grey swishy container.  If
you're ok with Pivot's L&F, then an expander with expandable set to false is
basically the same container.

I'd start by mocking up a static UI in WTKX so you can get a feel for how
it'd look "out of the box" (without any custom skins or components).  Doing
so will:

1) Get you familiar with Pivot's layout constructs
2) Be much quicker than going deep because you can ignore event handlers and
back-end logic
3) Show to the stakeholders what such a UI would look like in Pivot's
default L&F.  Then, if they buy in, you could start wiring it all up.

I took this approach with the Pivot apps I've written, and generally, you
can rapidly prototype a static UI and iron out functional issues before
writing a single line of code.


On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 1:45 AM, java programmer <
java.programmer14@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> I have captured the screen shots of a Flex application which is currently
> running in my company.
> I would like to know is a UI like this possible in Pivot?
> If it is possible what should be the starting point for me? I am not very
> good at UI level though but
> ready to learn. I compiled the pivot 1.5 code and generated the binaries
> out of it but was later stopped
> by the company as they thought we can't achieve something like this in
> Pivot, but after having a response
> from Greg this is possible, i would like to know what should be the
> starting steps?
> I am going to start with the tutorials today and plan to complete it by
> this weekend but would definitly
> love to complete this UI in 1-2 weeks time. An oppurtunity for me to prove
> myself :)
> Looking forward to have a feedback.
> Thanks,
> Prithvi

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