Just stumbled across this one while writing some mxml for a personal project and thought I would share.

Have you ever wanted to have multi-line text in your label component in spark and thought the following should work?

[codesyntax lang=”mxml”]

<s:Label text=”I like text on the n next line” />

[/codesyntax]

But all it produces is:

Yep me too.

After some playing however I stumbled accross the following solution:

[codesyntax lang=”mxml”]

<s:Label text=”I like text on the {‘n’} next line” />

[/codesyntax]

It then produces the expected result:

Im just guessing but I suspect its something to do with the black art of the flex life cycle. By adding the {‘n’} we are turning the property initialisation on the label component from a simple literal assignment into a delayed binding assignment and therefore gets parsed differently.

Just a guess, let me know if im way off.

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Thought I would share this little ditty. Been working in AIR recently and decided to make the window “chromeless” which means there are no controls so no resizing.

Thankfully however adobe provide the tools to allow for resizing the native window. So I produced this little mxml component to let you resize the window:
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Mike Cann

A professional games developer that just cant stop tinkering with things


Head Software Wizard at TapSlots


Perth - Australia