OrgChart with flipping renderers
Several times discussions at ILOG raised the fact that having an organization chart with a flip effect on renderers would be nice. Indeed you would see basic information on the main side of the renderer and (for example) clicking on it would flip the renderer with a nice effect, showing more information. Unfortunately we never had the time to implement the flip effect and it stayed at the "good idea" stage and never reached the feature stage.
However I recently came across the implementation of a flip effect made available by Alex Uhlmann on his blog. So it was then just a matter of mixing a Flex custom effect with a Flex custom component (ILOG Elixir OrgChart). That couldn't be too hard, so I gave it a try and here is the result (click on a person to see the effect):
Then in my application I just used the
And that's all! I'm always amazed how Flex components can be mixed pretty easily to enhance an existing display, and this example was yet another proof of that. You can have a look at the full source code of the demo by downloading the Flex Builder project here. To run it, you will need ILOG Elixir and Alex effects library.