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Flex 2: Building Dashboard Applications
(2 days)

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Description

Flex 2: Building Dashboard Applications provides developers with the knowledge needed to use Flex 2 charts to create highly interactive dashboards for data visualization. By the end of the course, developers will be able to create interactive dashboards by leveraging the Flex 2 framework and the Flex 2 charting components. They will learn about using, formatting and styling Flex 2 charts as well as creating interactive charts and dynamically controlling chart data. Developers will also have the opportunity to discuss conceptual topics for dashboard creation and usability. You should take this course if you are a Flex programmer who needs to provide data visualization in your Flex applications.

Audience

This course is designed for application developers who want to build dashboard applications. To gain the most from this class, you should:

  • Have attended the F2RCA course.
  • Have equivalent knowledge of the topics covered in F2RCA.

Course Outline

Unit 1: Introducing Flex 2 Charts

  • Understanding chart data
  • Exploring the final application
  • Loading external data for charts and dashboard applications
  • Introducing Flex 2 charts
  • Leveraging visual data through charts
  • Understanding dashboards

Unit 2: Using Flex 2 Charts

  • Understanding the elements of a chart tag
  • Understanding and using the column & bar charts
  • Using the Column and Bar charts
  • Understanding and using the line & area charts
  • Understanding and using the pie chart
  • Understanding and using the plot chart
  • Understanding and using the bubble chart
  • Using the Candlestick & HighLowOpenClose Charts

Unit 3: Formatting Charts

  • Understanding the axis controls
  • Using the CategoryAxis
  • Using Chart DataTips
  • Formatting chart types
  • Working with legend controls
  • Applying the Concepts

Unit 4: Creating Multi-Series and ActionScript Charts

  • Understanding multiple data series
  • Adding multiple series of data
  • Using multiple chart axes
  • Mixing chart series types
  • Mixing multiple series types
  • Creating charts with ActionScript
  • Applying the Concepts

Unit 5: Understanding Advanced Charting Techniques

  • Using animation with chart series
  • Animating charts and chart effects
  • Handling user interaction
  • Dynamically controlling chart series
  • Changing dataProvider fields
  • Dynamically controlling the series
  • Using custom graphical renderers
  • Applying the Concepts

Unit 6: Styling Charts

  • Styling Charts
  • Applying CSS to Chart Components
  • Styling Chart Series
  • Styling Chart Grid Lines
  • Applying the concepts