Flex Better Sliders

I find that the default sliders have a few minor usability issues a) the thumb is too small and b) the hit area of the the thumb is too small. Perhaps I just need new glasses or a bigger screen?

You could skin a slider and change the thumb graphic but it's just as easy to fix with a little actionscript.


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If you just want to make the thumb an exact size just set the height and width of the thumb rather than it's scale like so:
   thumb.width = 50;
   thumb.height = 14;
# Posted By Justin Mclean | 7/7/07 11:11 AM
Thank you, I spent the entire day yesterday trying to find a way to make the thumb bigger.
thumb.width=50; thumb.height=14; <=== do not work.
# Posted By Kent S | 11/2/07 2:27 AM
You need to change the width and height were the xscale and yscale were modified in the code abobe.
# Posted By Justin Mclean | 11/2/07 7:50 AM