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Adobe Flex 2 Tutorial


Adobe Flex 2 software is an Internet application framework based on Adobe Flash. Flex 2 enables you to productively create scalable applications that can reach virtually anyone on any platform. It includes a powerful Eclipse based development tool, an extensive visual component library, and high-performance data services. author Todd Perkins introduces you to the potential of Flex 2 with this hands on tutorial. You will learn the basics and begin writing your own code, quickly and efficiently. To begin learning Flex 2 today simply click the links.

Intro to Flex 2

Intro
The Flex 2 Product Line

Understanding Flex

Flex Programming Languages
Programming Made Easy

Flex Fundamentals

Creating a Flex Project
MXML in Action
Building a Simple Application
Testing an Application
Component & Page Layout
Using the Flex Properties Panel
Manipulating Components With Code
Data Binding Made Easy
Data Binding Made Cool
Effective Organization

Lay it Out

Controlling Layouts
Creating Draggable Areas
The Panel Container
Creating A ViewStack Container
Navigating A ViewStack Container
The Accordion & Tab Navigators
Navigating With View States

Events in ActionScript 3.0

Creating a Simple Event
Writing Inline ActionScript
Organizing Your ActionScript
Catching Mouse Events
Using Events For Animation

Applying Your Current Knowledge

Viewing the Application
Setting Up the Application
Creating Bindable Variables pt.1
Creating Bindable Variables pt.2
Controlling Font Size pt.1
Controlling Font Size pt.2
Using Conditional Statements
Making a Basic Color Scheme
Communicating With Other Pages
Creating a Picture Gallery pt.1
Creating a Picture Gallery pt.2
Creating a Picture Gallery pt.3
Putting it in a Container
Finishing Touches

Working With Data

Reading & Writing XML
Putting XML Data in a DataGrid
Capturing Data With an Event Handler
Changing DataGrid Column Headers
Styling Your DataGrid
Changing DataGrid Column Labels
Making a DataGrid Editable pt.1
Making a DataGrid Editable pt.2
Creating a Custom Component
Displaying Data in a TileList
Capturing TileList Data
Displaying Data in a List
Displaying Data in a ComboBox

Using Web Services

Setting Up a Testing Server
Connecting to Web Services
Displaying Data
Handling Errors

Validating Form Data

Creating a Form Container
Using the String Validator
Customizing the Error Message
Setting Minimum & Maximum Lengths
Validating With a Function

Styling Your Application With CSS

Styling Components
Using a Class Selector
Applying a Universal Style
Embedding Fonts
Creating an External Style Sheet

Using Everything Together

Reviewing a Finished App
Connecting to a Data Source
Populating Lists
Binding Data to Display Objects
Changing Pages
Setting a Default Selection
Using View States to Display a Form
Showing a Styled Alert Component

Closing Remarks

What You have Learned

Credits

About the Author


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