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Day 1: Flex basics

 

Introducing Adobe Flex 4
 
 
Setting up Flash Builder
 
Using Flash Builder (FLV, 37.9 MB)
 
Building a data-driven Flex application
Understanding namespaces (FLV, 20.9 MB)
 
Organizing visual elements and code
 
Adding scrollbars (FLV, 10.6 MB)

 

Day 2: Event and data basics

 

Understanding event-driven development
 
 
Retrieving remote data
 
Introducing RPC  (FLV, 11.2 MB)
 
Creating a typed data model
 

 

Day 3: Data handling and manipulation

 

Extending events
 
 
Sending remote data
 
 
Validating and formatting data
Using formatters (FLV, 16.6 MB)
Validating form data (FLV, 22.9 MB)
 
Learning more about handling data
 

 

Day 4: Page layout and animation

 

Displaying data with the DataGroup container
 
 
Displaying data with List-based control
 
 
Creating and navigating "pages" in a UI
 
Animating components and states
 
 

 

Day 5: Adding visual appeal

 

Controlling text display
 
 
Styling the visual display
 
Defining styles in CSS (FLV, 14.1 MB)
 
Skinning Spark components
 
Introducing skinning (FLV, 21.0 MB)
Implementing skin parts (FLV, 17.4 MB)
Implementing skin states (FLV, 18.9 MB)
 
Skinning Flex applications with Adobe Flash Catalyst
 
 
Deploying Flex and Adobe AIR applications