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Flex 3 Bible

ISBN: 978-0-470-28764-4
978 pages
August 2008
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Flex your development muscles with this hefty guide

Write programs using familiar workflows, deliver rich applications for Web or desktop, and integrate with a variety of application servers using ColdFusion, PHP, and others-all with the new Flex Builder 3 toolkit and the comprehensive tutorials in this packed reference. You'll learn the basics of Flex 3, then quickly start using MXML, ActionScript, CSS, and other tools to create applications that can run on any browser or operating system.

  • Install and learn how to use Flex Builder 3
  • Explore MXML, ActionScript 3, and the anatomy of a Flex application
  • Lay out Flex controls and containers, and use Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) to create look and feel
  • Incorporate Advanced List controls, Flex charting components, and data entry forms
  • Integrate your Flex applications with a variety of application servers
  • Create cross-operating system desktop applications with Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR)

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Preface.

Part I: Flex Fundamentals.

Chapter 1: About Flex 3.

Chapter 2: Using Flex Builder 3.

Chapter 3: Building a Basic Flex Application.

Chapter 4: Understanding the Anatomy of a Flex Application.

Chapter 5: Using Bindings and Components.

Chapter 6: Debugging Flex Applications.

Chapter 7: Working with Events.

Part II: The Flex Class Library.

Chapter 8: Using Flex Controls.

Chapter 9: Using Layout Containers.

Chapter 10: Using Cascading Style Sheets.

Chapter 11: Working with Text.

Chapter 12: Managing Application Navigation.

Chapter 13: Working with Pop-up Windows.

Chapter 14: Controlling Animation.

Chapter 15: Managing View States.

Part III: Working with Data.

Chapter 16: Modeling and Managing Data.

Chapter 17: Using List Controls.

Chapter 18: Using Advanced List Controls.

Chapter 19: Using the Flex Charting Controls.

Chapter 20: Working with Data Entry Forms.

Chapter 21: Working with HTTPService and XML.

Chapter 22: Managing XML with E4X.

Part IV: Integrating Flex Applications with Application Servers and the Desktop.

Chapter 23: Working with SOAP-Based Web Services.

Chapter 24: Integrating Flex Applications with BlazeDS and Java.

Chapter 25: Using the Message Service with BlazeDS.

Chapter 26: Integrating Flex Applications with ColdFusion.

Chapter 27: Using the ColdFusion Extensions for Flex Builder.

Chapter 28: Integrating Flex Applications with ASP.NET.

Chapter 29: Integrating Flex Applications with PHP.

Chapter 30: Deploying Desktop Applications with AIR.

Glossary.

Index.

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David Gassner is the President of Bardo Technical Services, an Adobe Systems Authorized Training Partner. He holds Adobe developer certifications in Flex, AIR, ColdFusion, Flash, and Dreamweaver. David is the author of technical training videos from Lynda.com on Adobe Flex, AIR, ColdFusion, and Dreamweaver, and he is a regular contributor to ColdFusion Journal and XML Journal.
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Chapter 4 Sample Files
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