flex menu control (vertical + stay showing)

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http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/html/help.html?content=menucontrols_3.html#410684

i want to create this type of menu, the menu will open when the application load and will not close when clicking the canvas, but the above example will be close when you click the canvas.
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Dont create a menu just use a custom component. Create it with an effect(iris or animate property). You can also make it draggable by using component.startDrag() or component.stopDrag()

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