Widgets from Other Mapping Applications
OpenScales comes with some nice tools. Historically coupling was the biggest challenge. Meaning, tools could not easily be loaded independently (as widgets) for example. And many did not play well when combined with other tools. The drawing tool comes to mind.
Things have got better. In an ideal world it would be nice to simple be able to add tools to an Openscales application, with little effort. Maybe have a widget library, rather like ESRI provide with their template (though the 1.2 version of this template is flawed).
I recently needed a good print tool. I turned to the ESRI 1.2 widget library and ported one of their widgets.
The really nice thing about it is that it has a preview option; in both profile and landscape. It also adds a custom header and title.
It is worth noting, many of the ESRI widgets depend on the ESRI ArcGIS Flex API. But many do not, so it is well worth looking at what is out there and see if you can bring it into OpenScales.
I will make the print widget available for download in the near future.