Since attending 360Flex in Atlanta, I wanted to learn a bit about skinning with Degrafa. For one of my own personal projects, I needed to create some nice scrollbars that would go with my black and purple color scheme. Now keep in mind that I am NOT a designer. Most of my coding experience before learning Flex/AIR centered around backend Java Servlets and other hidden technology. View-Source is enabled if you wanted to see how it’s done. I still don’t know how to get rid of the stupid white box between the two scrollbars. If someone would like to comment and let me know, that’d be great.


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Posted by Andrew, filed under 360 Flex, as3, Degrafa, Flex. Date: March 9, 2008, 1:07 pm | 7 Comments »

7 Responses

  1. Jason Hawryluk Says:

    Sweet! Though the view source doesn’t seem to work. For some reason it’s opening the post in a new window, at least when using IE. Looking good though.

    - jason

  2. Tom Says:

    Hi there,

    just discovered your blog in the comments to doug mccunes speach at 360. ^^
    Nice work with degrafa!

    Regards, tom

  3. BaRoN! Says:

    Hi there,

    1st of all, the view source doesn’t work for me, I got returned to the same page :-(.

    If you still care about the whiteBox, you can either set its alpha to 0, or remove it from the rawChildren list.

    addEventListener(Event.ADDED, whiteBoxCheck);
    private function whiteBoxCheck(event:Event):void {
    if ( == “whiteBox”) {
    FlexShape( = 0;

    Or, you can:

    private function removeWhiteBox(): void {
    var wb: DisplayObject = rawChildren.getChildByName(“whiteBox”);
    if (wb) {
    wb.alpha = 0;

    override public function validateDisplayList(): void {

    You may be interested in the following:
    This discussion on flexcoders list about the white box and Tommy Baggett tutorial about creating a custom scrollbars

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  5. Tom Nussbaumer Says:

    Just want to note that the viewsource url seems to be broken.

  6. Chris Parker Says:

    Here’s a hack to the whiteBox in the corner problem..

  7. Andrew Says:

    Looks like the wordpress search-engine-friendly urls aren’t friendly to my view-source link. Here’s the source:

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