Flex - TileList Control


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Introduction

The TileList control displays a number of items laid out in tiles.

Class Declaration

Following is the declaration for mx.controls.TileList class −

public class TileList 
   extends TileBase

Public Methods

S.No Method & Description
1

TileList()

Constructor.

Methods Inherited

This class inherits methods from the following classes −

  • mx.controls.listClasess.TileBase
  • mx.controls.listClasess.ListBase
  • mx.core.ScrollControlBase
  • mx.core.UIComponent
  • mx.core.FlexSprite
  • flash.display.Sprite
  • flash.display.DisplayObjectContainer
  • flash.display.InteractiveObject
  • flash.display.DisplayObject
  • flash.events.EventDispatcher
  • Object

Flex TileList Control Example

Let us follow the following steps to check usage of TileList control in a Flex application by creating a test application −

Step Description
1 Create a project with a name HelloWorld under a package com.tutorialspoint.client as explained in the Flex - Create Application chapter.
2 Add a folder images to src folder. And add sample images to it.
3 Modify HelloWorld.mxml as explained below. Keep rest of the files unchanged.
4 Compile and run the application to make sure business logic is working as per the requirements.

Following is the way to embed an image in flex application.

<fx:Script>
   <![CDATA[
      //images folder should be in src folder 
      //and maven-mini-logo.png should reside inside images folder.
      [Bindable]
      [Embed(source="images/maven-mini-logo.png")]
      public var image1:Class;
   ]]>
</fx:Script>

Following is the content of the modified mxml file src/com.tutorialspoint/HelloWorld.mxml.

<?xml version = "1.0" encoding = "utf-8"?>
<s:Application xmlns:fx = "http://ns.adobe.com/mxml/2009"
   xmlns:s = "library://ns.adobe.com/flex/spark"
   xmlns:mx = "library://ns.adobe.com/flex/mx"
   width = "100%" height = "100%" minWidth = "500" minHeight = "500">
   
   <fx:Style source = "/com/tutorialspoint/client/Style.css" />	
   <fx:Script>
      <![CDATA[
         [Bindable]
         [Embed(source = "images/maven-mini-logo.png")]
         public var image1:Class;

         [Bindable]
         [Embed(source = "images/flex-mini.png")]
         public var image2:Class;

         [Bindable]
         [Embed(source = "images/gwt-mini.png")]
         public var image3:Class;

         [Bindable]
         [Embed(source = "images/junit-mini-logo.png")]
         public var image4:Class;

         [Bindable]
         [Embed(source = "images/cpp-mini-lib-logo.png")]
         public var image5:Class;
      ]]>
   </fx:Script>
   
   <s:BorderContainer width = "630" height = "480" id = "mainContainer" 
      styleName = "container">
      <s:VGroup width = "100%" height = "100%" gap = "50" 
         horizontalAlign = "center" verticalAlign = "middle">
         <s:Label id = "lblHeader" text = "Complex Controls Demonstration" 
            fontSize = "40" color = "0x777777" styleName = "heading" />
         
         <s:Panel id = "tileListPanel" title = "Using TileList" 
            width = "500" height = "300">
            <s:layout>
               <s:VerticalLayout  gap = "10" verticalAlign = "middle" 
                  horizontalAlign = "center" />
            </s:layout>					
            
            <s:Label width = "100%" textAlign = "center" color = "0x323232"
               text = "A TileList control displays items in rows and columns." />
            <mx:TileList id = "tileList" height = "200" width = "350"  
               maxColumns = "2" rowHeight = "100" columnWidth = "150">
               
               <mx:dataProvider>
                  <fx:Array>
                     <fx:Object label = "Maven" icon = "{image1}" />
                     <fx:Object label = "Flex" icon = "{image2}" />
                     <fx:Object label = "GWT" icon = "{image3}" />
                     <fx:Object label = "JUnit" icon = "{image4}" />
                     <fx:Object label = "C++" icon = "{image5}" />
                  </fx:Array>
               </mx:dataProvider>
            </mx:TileList>					
         </s:Panel>
      </s:VGroup>	 
   </s:BorderContainer>	
</s:Application>

Once you are ready with all the changes done, let us compile and run the application in normal mode as we did in Flex - Create Application chapter. If everything is fine with your application, it will produce the following result: [ Try it online ]

Flex TileList Control
flex_complex_controls.htm

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