If you're interested in Flash MX Components and want to support my site feel free to follow to link and buy yourself a copy of "Flash MX Components Most Wanted".
I was lucky enough to co-author this book with a lot of very talented Flash developers (Aral Balkan, Josh Dura, Todd Yard, ... to name but a few). Check out chapter 21 for my StringThing component contribution.
The book comes with no less than 21 components each with an accompanying chapter with a detailed description and various examples. A great buy if you're looking for some Flash MX components to play around with!