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Is it possible to dynamically add children to a TabNavigator from a Repeater in FLEX 3?

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Is it possible to dynamically add children to a tabnavigator from a repeater in Flex 3?

If Yes, can you provide an example?

Thanks!
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Question by:20lbMonkey
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by:Jones911
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Not sure what you mean.  But you can write a loop and dynamically add Tabs to a tab navigator to say add 3 tads at once?
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by:20lbMonkey
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Except do it in using an MXML component and a repeater.

Like this:

<mx:Repeater id="prodRepeater"
      width="100%" height="100%"
      dataProvider="{prodEditArray}">
      <v:ProductEditDetail id="prod"
           width="130" height="100%"
           productEditsItem="{prodRepeater.currentItem}"/>
</mx:Repeater>

Based on the results from the repeater, i want to dynamically add tabs to a tabnavigator based on the number of items returned from this snippet.

Does that make sense?
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by:20lbMonkey
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You can probably tell by my questions that i am pretty new. Would the TabBar work in this situation?
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by:Jones911
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I'm just not understanding why you need to do this.  You can loop over prodEditArray and add tabs I do'nt know why this needs to be in a repeater.
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by:20lbMonkey
ID: 24360218
Actually, it doesnt have to be.

So, you are saying that you would recommend looping through the prodEditArray in ActionScript and dynamically create the child tabs?

If yes, then would you fully add the tab navigator child tabs before adding the controls to each tab or do it at the time of the creation?

Thanks for your help!

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Jones911 earned 500 total points
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This is what I think your doign let me know if I'm off.

Lets say you have a bunch on students in the array.  You click on a student then for that student want to add all the Classes they are enrolled in into seperated tabs.  This si just and example but I think its the "type" of end result your after.

In this case I would loop over the array and add the tabs and in each tab add the items you want for that tab.  I would add the items into a vbox ( or whatever u want ) then add that into the tab and add the tab to the navagator.
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by:20lbMonkey
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Thanks for the quick overview. It really  helped to send me down the right path of reading and coding.

Here is what I wrote:

for (var i:int = 0; i < prodEditArray.length; i++)
{
      var source:String = new String();                              var _canvas:Canvas = new Canvas();
      var _label:Label = new Label();
      var _image:Image = new Image();                        

      _label.text = prodEditArray[i].labelID
      _image.source = prodEditArray[i].imageDir + prodEditArray[i].imageName;
                     _canvas.addChild(_label);
                     _canvas.addChild(_image);                        
                              
      this.TabEdit.addChild(_canvas);                        
}

It is loading and working pretty slick. My only issue now is that I cannot get the _lable to populate on the TabNavigator. I wants to add it inside of the canvas and the Image overwrites it.

Is there a different control that I should be looking at to pupulate the TabNavigator.label?

Thanks again for your help!      
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by:20lbMonkey
ID: 24365770
Scratch that, after i sent the last message, I figured out what i was doing wrong.

Here is the code that worked.

for (var i:int = 0; i < prodEditArray.length; i++)
{
      var source:String = new String();      
                     var _canvas:Canvas = new Canvas();                  
      var _image:Image = new Image();      
                              
      _image.source = prodEditArray[i].imageDir + prodEditArray[i].imageName;                              
      _canvas.label = prodEditArray[i].labelID;
      _canvas.addChild(_image);                        
                              
      this.TabEdit.addChild(_canvas);                                    
}
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by:20lbMonkey
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Thanks for you guidance!
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