PacktLib: Flex 3 with Java

Flex 3 with Java

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

Preface

Installing and Configuring Adobe Flex

Installing open source Flex 3 SDK

Flex compilers

Installing Flex Builder 3

Creating a Flex project

Summary

Introduction to Flex 3 Framework

How Flex works

Compiling and running an application

About MXML

Containers

Usin´╗┐g events in MXML

Creating custom events

Validating and formatting data

Data binding

Creating MXML custom components

Understanding Flex itemRenderers

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Introduction to ActionScript 3.0

ActionScript 3.0 language features

ActionScript 3.0 fundamentals

Using ActionScript 3.0 with MXML

Working with events

Summary

Using External API and LocalConnection

Using External API

Using LocalConnection

Working with XML

XML basics

Understanding E4X

Loading external XML documents

An example: Building a book explorer

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Overview of LiveCycle Data Services and BlazeDS

LiveCycle Data Services

BlazeDS

BlazeDS vs LiveCycle Data Services

Summary

Flex Data Access Methods

Flex data access components

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Communicating with Server-side Java

The HTTPService class

Summary

Debugging Techniques

Flash Debug Player

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Styling your Application

Using inline styles

Using external CSS files

Loading stylesheets at runtime

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Packaging and Deployment

Packaging your application

Using Flex Ant Tasks

Deploying your application

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Internationalization and Localization

Internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n)

Localization of Flex applications

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Creating an E-commerce Application

The general anatomy of the application

Let's start coding

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