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AIR ContextWindow

By Rich Tretola | October 18, 2007
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Looking for an easy way to add window controls as a context menu to your AIR windows? Try my new ContextWindow class.

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OK, so this is not rocket science by any means, it is just a class that extends mx.core.Window and creates a NativeMenu within the constructor and assigns it to the contextMenu property. To use it, simply download the class and create an instance of it just as you would with the regular Window class.

Here is a sample application file:

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<mx:WindowedApplication xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"
    layout="absolute">
    <mx:Script>
        <![CDATA[
            import com.everythingflex.air.components.ContextWindow;

            private function createWindow():void{
                var w:ContextWindow = new ContextWindow();
                w.width=200;
                w.height=100;
                w.open();
            }
        ]]>
    </mx:Script>
    <mx:Button click="createWindow()" label="Create Wndow"
     horizontalCenter="0" verticalCenter="0"/>
</mx:WindowedApplication>

Here is the ContextWindow.as class file:

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package com.everythingflex.air.components
{
    import flash.display.NativeMenu;
    import flash.display.NativeMenuItem;
    import flash.events.Event;

    import mx.core.Window;

    public class ContextWindow extends Window
    {
        public function ContextWindow():void{
            super();
            createMenu();
        }
        private function createMenu():void{
                var mainMenu:NativeMenu = new NativeMenu();
                var minimizeMenu:NativeMenuItem = new NativeMenuItem("Minimize");
                var maximizeMenu:NativeMenuItem = new NativeMenuItem("Maximize");
                var restoreMenu:NativeMenuItem = new NativeMenuItem("Restore");
                var closeMenu:NativeMenuItem = new NativeMenuItem("Close");
                minimizeMenu.addEventListener(Event.SELECT, handleMenuClick);
                maximizeMenu.addEventListener(Event.SELECT, handleMenuClick);
                restoreMenu.addEventListener(Event.SELECT, handleMenuClick);
                closeMenu.addEventListener(Event.SELECT, handleMenuClick);
                mainMenu.addItem(minimizeMenu);
                mainMenu.addItem(maximizeMenu);
                mainMenu.addItem(restoreMenu);
                mainMenu.addItem(closeMenu);
                this.contextMenu=mainMenu;;
            }

            private function handleMenuClick(e:Event):void{
                var menuItem:NativeMenuItem = e.target as NativeMenuItem;
                if(menuItem.label == "Minimize") this.minimize();
                if(menuItem.label == "Maximize") this.maximize();
                if(menuItem.label == "Restore") this.restore();
                if(menuItem.label == "Close") this.close();
            }
    }
}

Topics: Adobe AIR, Components | 15 Comments »

15 Responses to “AIR ContextWindow”

  1. swingguy Says:
    October 19th, 2007 at 9:33 pm

    public class ContextWindow extends Window

    but why:
    ContextWindow can’t find open();

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  2. everythingflex Says:
    October 22nd, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    Not sure, this works fine for me:

    var w:ContextWindow = new ContextWindow();
    w.open();

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  3. Mirko Says:
    December 12th, 2007 at 11:38 am

    Thanks for all the different interesting articles. We like
    to visit your website and the diverse postings.

    Reply to this comment

  4. snipx Says:
    June 27th, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Is there a way to specify a context menu for the main application instead of one for a popup ? Thanks for this usefull article

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  5. everythingflex Says:
    June 27th, 2008 at 8:17 am

    Yes, but not with this component. When you create a context menu, you can attach it to any object (Images, Panel, Boxes, etc).

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  6. khan Says:
    August 11th, 2008 at 8:31 am

    please any body can help me in achieving the functionality of minimising and maximising the menu in flex with the same button??
    thanks in advance

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  7. izmir evden eve Says:
    October 30th, 2008 at 7:44 am

    thanks.

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  8. çiçekçi Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    For sharing thank you very much good very beautiful work

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  9. Brian Says:
    July 15th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Has anyone had success with adding a contextmenu to an HTML control in AIR?

    I cannot get it to fire, though I am able using same method of setting the “contextMenu” with any other control, without any issue.

    Interesting though, I can get the rightClick event to fire.

    Thoughts?

    Any insight would be uuberly appreciated.

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  10. Brian Says:
    July 15th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Has anyone had success with adding a contextmenu to an HTML control in AIR?

    I cannot get it to fire, though I am able using same method of setting the “contextMenu” with any other control, without any issue.

    Interesting though, I can get the rightClick event to fire.

    Thoughts?
    Any insight would be uuberly appreciated.

    Reply to this comment

  11. Using MXML for AIR NativeMenus - Jacob Wright – Flex, AIR, PHP, etc. Says:
    September 3rd, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    [...] conciseness, and don’t forget bindability. This makes it a much cleaner solution than a component which creates a commonly used menu or using XML data providers to define the [...]

  12. iç giyim Says:
    September 5th, 2009 at 3:11 am

    For sharing thank you very much good very beautiful work

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    November 14th, 2009 at 3:10 am

    thank you admin

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