This is a long overdue post following the clustering post where I wanted each flare element in a cluster symbol to flare to a different image symbol when the flare expands out. In addition, the default flare symbol expands upon a rollover mouse event, by me giving you the source code, you can customize it to expand on click, double click, shift click, whatever you want - you have the source code. The same applies to the flare elements. The ImageFlareSymbol has the same properties as the basic FlareSymbol but has two additional properties (backgroundWeights, backgroundColors) to color code the clusters based on their weight value. Each cluster is composed of one or more Graphic instance. In this implementation, each graphic must be symbolized with an instance of ImageFlareElementSymbol. The latter has a property ‘href’ that reference a bitmap url that will be displayed as a flare element. Here is a sample application to show the image flare in action. And like usual, here is the source code.