FlexLib in the wild

I’ve started noticing FlexLib components out in the real world. It’s a pretty cool feeling to launch some Flex app and suddenly realize that some component you wrote is being used. Here are a couple of screenshots of a few Flex apps that I’ve seen using a few components from FlexLib.


Salesbuilder demo app by Christophe Coenraets
Uses the SuperTabNavigator. This is a great use the SuperTabNavigator. By setting the tabs to be rectangular and skinning the close button on the tabs, it ends up looking great. Download the air app, play with it, and notice how super the tabs really are.


by Eric Cancil and team (sorry, I only know the name of the guy who blogs it)
I was using this app to test it out and watch some recorded performances and then I noticed that the tabs use the SuperTabNavigator (see those blue tabs with the close button?). I also noticed that the form fields use what looks like the PromtpingTextInput control (see the fields that say Firstname, Lastname, and City?).

AgileAgenda by Marc (don’t know last name)
Uses the Horizontal Accordion.

Also, I just started a contract working with a Flex startup here in the Bay Area. When I got set up with the project files I noticed that in the /lib directory was flexlib.swc 🙂 They’re using the Highlighter component.

If you’re using a FlexLib component in a Flex app, I’d love to know about it. Send me an email if you want. It would be interesting to try to figure out which components are used most.


  • James Ward already had a little writeup about Mint.com using Flex for some of their spending habit charting stuff, but what's even cooler to me is that they're using a few FlexLib components on the site. I got an email from Jason Putorti, a Flex dev with Mint, letting me…
    Tags: components, flex, they're, flexlib, component, you're, email
  • This is an example of using a slightly modified Flex Accordion to create a sweet looking menu. Someone on flexcoders asked how to make a menu like the one found here on Apple's website. Here's the example I came up with to do this: [SWF]http://dougmccune.com/flex/apple_accordion/AppleAccordionExample.swf,260, 615[/SWF] The Accordion This is…
    Tags: accordion, button, flexlib
  • I just made a quick new component and added it to FlexLib. It's a Button component, but it allows you to add any child UI components to the button via MXML. So if you find the single icon and label format of the button to be a bit too restrictive,…
    Tags: button, component, flexlib, it's, components

4 thoughts on “FlexLib in the wild

  1. Waoh I d id not know you were one author of this amazing library 🙂
    We use it at Business Objects for :
    – supertabs
    – highlighter
    – flowbox

    Good job


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