Source Code for Flex 3

You might want to check out Flex opensource

If you have the FlexBuilder already installed, you would be pleasantly surprised to discover it on your hard disk 🙂

All the action script files for flex controls can be found at

  • <FlexBuilder installation directory\ Flex Builder 3\sdks\3.1.0\frameworks\projects\framework\src\mx\controls>
  • <FlexBuilder installation directory\Flex Builder 3\sdks\3.1.0\fbpro\projects\datavisualization\src\mx\controls>

If you want to start using and customizing the flex controls, the source code of the base controls is your saviour.

In my opinion, reference to the source code of the base controls must be the first step for anybody trying to customize the base controls. It was really surprising that I have not come across any documentation or pointers for locating the source code of the flex controls or probably I havent spent enough time in exploring what packages along with the flex sdk.

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3 comments so far

  1. FlashDev2007 on

    Good tip, really helps one understand how these components work, and makes it easier when creating your own.

  2. sachin on

    Oh nice,

    Flex sdk is in my system. i was searching for ComboBox.as on internet.How foolish .. really,your post guided me.

    Thanks
    Sachin Dev Tripathi
    Flex developer

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