Learn Adobe Flex 4 in a fun and engaging way with this book's unique, hands-on approach. Using clear examples and step-by-step coaching from two experts, you'll create four applications that demonstrate fundamental Flex programming concepts.
Throughout the course of this book, you'll learn how to enhance user interaction with ActionScript, and create and skin a user interface with Flex's UI components (MXML) and Adobe's new FXG graphics format. You'll also be trained to manage dynamic data, connect to a database using server-side script, and deploy applications to both the Web and the desktop.Learning Flex 4
offers tips and tricks the authors have collected from years of real-world experience, and straightforward explanations of object-oriented programming concepts to help you understand how Flex 4 works.
Work with Flash Builder 4 and the Eclipse IDE
Learn the basics of ActionScript, MXML, and FXG
Design a Flex application layout
Build an engaging user interface
Add interactivity with ActionScript
Handle user input with rich forms
Link Flex to a server with PHP and MySQL
Gather and display data
Style applications and add effects, filters, and transitions
Deploy applications to the Web, or to the desktop using Adobe AIR