Referencing the properties of a RichEditableText child of a mxml composite component
Posted on 2010-09-15
Hi, I have been reading about custom and composite components styles and skins, and tbh honest keep going round in circles trying to understand how i do the following.
I require a custom component comprising of a two richeditbabletext sitting within a parent container that will be used as the basis of a heading (like in a book) The size, font, background colour and some other properties on each seperate RET need to be changed independantly based upon incoming xml, which I have already got to the stage where it is ready to be used and is not a problem.
So far I have tried creating a custom mxml component, based upon group and added two RTE, but when I use this component within the main application, I have no access to the properties of the RET components. The only way so far I have found to get some sort of control over the RET's is by using the setstyle property, but my gut instinct tells me this is the wrong way to do it.
Should I be using skin parts?, styles or AS classes to declare the wanted properies . Based upon what I have said if someone could give me a generalized view of how to create a composite component it would be very much appreciated.
Regards Mr CONFUSED