Adobe Flex 3 resources

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Note: This page lists documentation for Flex 3. For information on Flex 4 documentation, see the Flex Developer Center

Installation Instructions for Adobe Flex 3

Provides information about how to install Flex 3.

Installation Instructions for Adobe Flex Builder 3

Provides information about how to install Flex Builder 3.

Installation Instructions for Adobe Flex 3 Automation

Provides information about how to install Flex 3 Automation.

Using Adobe Flex Builder 3

Describes how to use Adobe Flex Builder to build Flex applications.
LiveDocs  |  PDF

Adobe Flex Language Reference

Provides complete reference information for the Flex ActionScript and MXML programming interface.

Flex 3 Developer Guide

Describes application development tasks, such as creating applications, using Flex components, the Flex data model, and error handling.
LiveDocs  |  PDF

Creating and Extending Adobe Flex 3 Components

Describes how to create, extend, and use components in MXML and ActionScript.
LiveDocs  |  PDF

Building and Deploying Adobe Flex 3 Applications

Describes the process of building and deploying Flex 3 applications, including information on security, performance, logging, player detection, the ASDoc utility, and Flex compiler options.
LiveDocs  |  PDF

Adobe Flex 3 Data Visualization Developer Guide

Describes how to use Advanced DataGrid, OLAP DataGrid, Advanced charting, and automation agents.
LiveDocs  |  PDF

Developing and loading sub-applications  

Provides information about creating and loading sub-applications into your main Flex application. (Flex 3.2 only)

Developing AIR Applications with Flex

Describes how to use Flex Builder and the Flex SDK to build AIR applications.

Programming ActionScript 3.0

Describes fundamental programming concepts in ActionScript 3.0, including the ActionScript language, event handling, object-oriented programming, data types, regular expressions, XML (E4X), networking, and Flash Player security.
LiveDocs  |  PDF

Using Flex with Data Services

For usage and reference content that describes how to develop Flex applications that use LiveCycle Data Services, see the LiveCycle Data Services Help Resource Center. For information on developing Flex applications with BlazeDS, see the BlazeDS Documentation page.

Importing Skins into Flex Builder

Describes how to use the Flex Builder Skinning Extensions, which let you create skins for Adobe Flex applications by using Adobe Flash CS3, Adobe Illustrator CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS3, and Adobe Fireworks CS3.

Using the Flex Component Kit for Flash CS3

Describes how to use the Flex Component Kit for Flash CS3, which lets you create Flex controls, containers, skins, and other assets in Flash CS3 Professional, and then import those assets into your Flex application.

Adobe Flex 3 Compiler API User Guide

Describes how to use the Flex compiler API, which lets you create and compile Flex applications from within Java applications.

Testing Adobe Flex Applications with Mercury QuickTest Professional

Describes how to use Mercury QuickTest Professional to test Flex applications.

Complete Flex 3 documentation

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The Flex documentation ZIP file contains the Flex 3 usage documentation in PDF and the Flex 3 Language Reference in HTML.


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