Here is the beginnings of a full featured open-source continuous scroll thumbnail component for Flex. It is rough right now, but I plan to polish it and make it something useful. This format is really appealing, as it gives the user a seamless view of a gallery, without any jumps or aggravating scroll bars. Up until now I have been using H and V Lists in flex for my thumbnailing, but they are ugly and don’t provide as rich of an experience.
The Scroll Panel from AFComponents was my first choice. It is a very nice component, well priced, and would be just what I need, if not for the fact that my project is open-source and using a commercial component sorta kills the whole thing. After scouring the internet I finally stumbled upon the work Peter Wright has put in on a perpetual scrolling list.
I’ve modified it to accept an XML list of image objects, as well as perform horizontally. It is also functioning as a slideshow, and I want to allow it to go either H or V depending on the need. It should shape up to be a nice reusable component. Much thanks to Peter for supplying the code to get me started.
The Continuous scrolling image thumbnail component for Flex. by Joel Hooks, unless otherwise expressly stated, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.