The only thing why flex sucks is that components can’t actually load icons (Button class for example) i thought.
Yes, but that was until i found Ben Stucki‘s slight solution to this issue.
He wrote a nice utility class called IconUtility which creates BitmapAssets at run-time. This class is huge.
Sample button icon load up code:
var myBtn:Button = new Button(); myBtn.label = "press me"; myBtn.setStyle("icon", IconUtility.getClass(myBtn, "assets/my_icon.png")); addChild(myBtn);
ps: the icon source is totally free so u are free to modify, use, distribute it.