Hey, sorry it took so long to get back to you about the post. I did some research and I got a little further. I got the checkbox in there ok by using
<mx:DataGridColumn headerText="Compare" itemRenderer="mx.controls.CheckBox" textAlign="center" />
but then when I tried to go on from there I hit a brick wall.
I've tried to do searches for what you are saying but I couldn't find anything that is similar to what I want to do.
Where do I go from here? Can you give me or point me to an example of what I want to do? Sorry for being so "thick" but this just isn't clicking for me.
On a side note, I come from a PHP background and it is very easy to find resources and examples of TONS of things. How come it doesn't seem like that that with flex? Am I not looking in the right direction? Is it still too "new" and not enough people have a good grasp of it yet?