Peter deHaan works for Adobe on the Platform Documentation team, which produces the Programming ActionScript 3.0 and ActionScript Language Reference manuals (among many other things). While not working on Flash, Flex, and ColdFusion applications, Peter enjoys playing Dance Dance Revolution. Peter's rarely updated blog can be found at http://blogs.adobe.com/pdehaan/ and http://blog.flexexamples.com/.

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Filtering and formatting data in the DataGrid component

(Oct 15, 2008)

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