Wouldn’t any reasonable coding human assume textSelectedColor to be the color of the text of the selected button in a Flex LinkBar or ToggleButtonBar?
After trying every possible ‘selected’ or ‘active’ CSS tag know to man (actually to Flex), and tracking down every possible path of inheritance, I embraced one of my coding standards: counter-intuitive measures often prevail over reasonable assumptions.
To my dismay, disabledColor was the ticket. It has nothing to do with the selected state and unlike textRolloverColor and textSelectedColor, it has no mention of ‘text’!
So if I had been smart enough to assume that a selected button is actually disabled, I would have been fine. So when you want to dress up your selected button in your LinkBar/ToggleButtonBar with all kinds of nice-nices, just remember that LinkBar and ToggleButtonBar buttons operate like politicians – just because you’ve been selected does not imply that you’re enabled.
/* Yes, this one controls the selected button's text color */
/*Use DownSkin for Disabled to simulate Active/Selected Button */
disabledSkin: Embed(source="theme1.swf", symbol="LinkButton_downSkin");
downSkin: Embed(source="theme1.swf", symbol="LinkButton_downSkin");
overSkin: Embed(source="theme1.swf", symbol="LinkButton_overSkin");
upSkin: Embed(source="theme1.swf", symbol="LinkButton_upSkin");