In the platform's 5.10 version release notes, the following is mentioned in the Important Notes section. - Custom widgets can now make use of the new history API. I'm currently working on getting back() + forward() to work correctly from a custom widget. Can someone point me to the correct API documentation for this history API? Thanks.
Chris de Gelder
Perhaps I need to rephrase. I have a hotkey widget which allows for moving back and forward in browser history by using (formerly) using mx.screen.back() & mx.screen.forward(). The methods have been deprecated and I'm searching for the correct way to implement this functionality.
Nick van Wieren
You can navigate through history using the browser's history API. The client gets notified by the browser and pick up the new location.
If you want to store state in your custom widget, then you can indeed use the Stateful mixin as mentioned by Chris de Gelder.