While doing mobile development, one of the most frustrating things has been form input.
If you’ve looked at any Playbook development, you’ll see QNX has something called ReturnKeyType specifically for this reason.
Being as stubborn as I am, I wanted a plain Flex approach at accomplishing what I wanted, and not to use the QNX library.
Most of this actually is related to Mobile development with AIR, considering there isn’t a bunch of desktop development focus in the SDK.
Adobe released an early version of Flex 4.5 (Flex Her0) just before Adobe MAX last year, and tons of people grabbed it and started writing mobile apps with it.
Since then, quite a bit has changed both in common functionality, and under-the-hood things like List scrolling.
I couldn’t find any clear documentation about migrating your applications, so I figured I’d try to throw together as much information as I could think of.
I will be updating this frequently as I find more changes or caveats while converting my apps, or from what I hear from others.
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As Flex 4 (and in this case particularly Hero [v4.5]) works its way into the public, we continue to see components that aren’t there yet. Sometimes they do exist, but haven’t been optimized for mobile (this also has some ambiguity as to what that fully entails).
In the interim, we have to fend for ourselves and build custom components… Well, that’s not always all that fun, but also not always that bad!
I’ve done the dirty work, and created a MobileNumericStepper, as well as a MobileLabelStepper as a parent to it.