Sams Teach Yourself Adobe Flex 4 in 24 Hours

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-02-09
  • Publisher: SCHOOL GROUP
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This resource introduces Flex 3 in easy-to-follow lessons that allow novices to fully grasp the fundamentals. Readers find a wide-range of topics covered, such as working with MXML and ActionScript, and creating dashboards, mashups, and emulators.

Author Biography

Ben Forta is Adobe's Senior Technical Evangelist and the bestselling author of ColdFusion Web Application Construction Kit and STY SQL in 10 Minutes. Forta co-authored the official ColdFusion training material, the certification tests and Adobe Press study guides for those tests, and now spends a considerable amount of time lecturing, speaking, and writing about application development.


Prayank Swaroop is a technical evangelist for Adobe for the Asia Pacific regions, with a focus on Flex and rich internet applications. He was previously on the development team of Adobe ColdFusion and was responsible for charting, syndication, image manipulation and other features.

Table of Contents

Part I
1. Getting Started
2. Creating Your First Flex Application
3. Using Flex Controls
4. Managing Screen layout
5. Using Layout containers
6. Using Bindings and Events

Part II
7. Working With Data-Driven Controls
8. Using ViewStates
9. Using States
10. Using Transitions, Effects and Behaviors
11. Working with XML Data
12. Connecting To Backend Data

Part  III
13. Creating Custom Components
14. Defining Renderers, Formatters and Editors
15. Using Charts
16. Applying Styles And Skins
17. Debugging and Troubleshooting
18. Leveraging Flash Player APIs

Part IV
19. Using Video
20. Implementing Drag and Drop
21. Understanding Flash Security
22. Creating Modular Flex applications
23. Creating Application Wrappers
24. Using Flex Builder To Build AIR Applications

A. Installing Flex Builder 3
B. ActionScript Overview
C. Object Oriented ActionScript

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