Flex 3 Cookbook: Code-Recipes, Tips, and Tricks for RIA Developers (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", May 13, 2008 - Computers - 704 pages
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The best way to showcase a powerful new technology is to demonstrate its real-world results, and that's exactly what this new Cookbook does with Adobe Flex 3.

Wide ranging and highly practical, Flex 3 Cookbook contains more than 300 proven recipes for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 sites. You'll find everything from Flex basics, to solutions for working with visual components and data access, to tips on application development, unit testing, and using Adobe AIR.

You also get ideas from the development community. Through its Flex Cookbook website (www.adobe.com/devnet/), Adobe invited Flex developers to post their own solutions for working with this technology, and from hundreds of posts, the authors chose the best and most useful solutions to supplement Flex 3 Cookbook.

Each recipe inside provides a solution to a common problem, explains how and why it works, and offers sample code that you can put to use immediately. Topics include:

  • Containers and dialogues
  • Working with Text
  • Data driven components
  • DataGrid and Advanced DataGrid
  • ItemRenderers and Editors
  • Images, bitmaps, videos, and sounds
  • CSS, styling, and skinning
  • States and effects
  • Working with Collections, arrays, and DataProviders
  • Using DataBinding
  • Validation, formatting, and regular expressions
  • Using Charts and data visualization
  • Services and Data Access
  • Using RSLs and Modules
  • Working with Adobe AIR

Whether you're a committed Flex developer or still evaluating the technology, you'll discover how to get quick results with Flex 3 using the recipes in this Cookbook. It's an ideal way to jumpstart your next web application.

  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Flex and ActionScript Basics
1
Chapter 2 Menus and Controls
39
Chapter 3 Containers
63
Chapter 4 Text
111
Chapter 5 Lists Tiles and Trees
133
Chapter 6 DataGrid and Advanced DataGrid
161
Chapter 7 Renderers and Editors
193
Chapter 8 Images Bitmaps Videos Sounds
229
Chapter 13 Collections
381
Chapter 14 Data Binding
405
Chapter 15 Validation Formatting and Regular Expressions
431
Chapter 16 Working with Services and ServerSide Communication
457
Chapter 17 Browser Communication
483
Chapter 18 Modules and Runtime Shared Libraries
499
Chapter 19 The Adobe Integrated Runtime API
529
Chapter 20 Unit Testing with FlexUnit
581

Chapter 9 Skinning and Styling
263
Chapter 10 Dragging and Dropping
313
Chapter 11 States
333
Chapter 12 Effects
361
Chapter 21 Compiling and Debugging
611
Chapter 22 Configuration Internationalization and Printing
631
Index
655
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Joshua Noble is an interaction designer and developer. He's the lead author of the Flex 4 Cookbook (O'Reilly, May 2010) and Programming Interactivity (July 2009). He's interested in designing humane objects and services for the intersection of public spaces, technology, and micro-computing, and exploring how people can participate in their physical and virtual communities.

Todd Anderson is a professional children's entertainer (ventriloquist, magician, balloon twister & juggler), former children's pastor, business owner, father of four wonderful children, author, and speaker. If you would like to either learn more about Todd or contact him, you can visit his Facebook page. http: //www.facebook.com/toddandersonshow

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