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The Ardisia Colorizer package includes 2 components that return colors based on passed values, which makes them useful for data visualization and charting.
The first colorizer is the GradientColorizer, which returns a color along a gradient, and the second colorizer is the DiscreteColorizer that returns a single color for set value ranges.
Creating the Colorizer Components
The colorizers extend the flash EventDispatcher class and are not visual classes. Simply declare them in the the Declarations tag of a MXML document or in Actionscript.
<colorizer:GradientColorizer id="colorizer" rangeMinimum="0" rangeMaximum="1"> <data:GradientColorizerData ratio="0" color="#FFFFFF" /> <data:GradientColorizerData ratio="1" color="#000000" /> </colorizer:GradientColorizer>
In the example above, the colorizer would return colors ranging from white to black (gray), the exact color determined by what value is passed to the colorizer between the minimum ("rangeMinimum") and the maximum ("rangeMaximum").
Using the GradientColorizer Component
First, setup the range of the values via the "rangeMaximum" and "rangeMinimum" properties. Next assign a vector of GradientColorizerData objects to the "dataProvider" property. Then call getColor(value) and pass a value to get the calculated color at the passed value.
Each GradientColorizerData object defines a ratio and a color. The ratio defines the ratio of the range's value (as defined by the GradientColorizer "rangeMinimum"/"rangeMaximum" properties) at which the given color will be returned. For passed values that are in-between defined ratios and colors, this class will automatically calculate the color that falls between the ratios.
For example, assume a range with a rangeMinimum value of 100 and a rangeMaximum value of 200. Now assume 2 GradientColorizerData objects for the dataProvider. The first GradientColorizerData object defines a ratio of 0 and a color of 0xFFFFFF (white). The second GradientColorizerData object defines a ratio of 1 and a color of 0 (black). Now the user requests a color at a value of 150. Since 150 is exactly in-between the min/max of the range, this corresponds to a ratio of 0.5. Thus, the colorizer will determine that the passed ratio is between the defined ratios 0 and 1 and will return a color that is in between black and white, ultimately returning a shade of gray.
The GradientColorizer's dataProvider expects a vector of GradientColorizerData objects. Wrapping the dataProvider in a collection is not necessary.
Using the DiscreteColorizer Component
First, assign a vector of DiscreteColorizerData objects to the "dataProvider" property. Then call getColor(value) and pass a value to get the calculated color at the passed value.
Each DiscreteColorizerData object defines a range of values, from a minimum to a maximum, in which any value passed that is within this range will return the defined color. All values within the range return the same color.
If the range of values from distinct DiscreteColorizerData objects overlap, the color from the first match will be returned. The dataProvider is intentionally not sorted, so the first match is the data value that was added to the dataProvider first.
The DiscreteColorizer's dataProvider expects a vector of DiscreteColorizerData objects. Wrapping the dataProvider in a collection is not necessary.
The default property for both colorizers is the "dataProvider" property.
Selected Custom Events
Dispatched when the "dataProvider" property changes.
See the Colorizer demo application for example code.Back To Top