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Developing Flex 4 Components: Using ActionScript 3.0 and MXML to Extend Flex and AIR Applications by Mike Jones

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2. The Flex 4 Components

This chapter explores the core Flex components and the way in which they are grouped together. This will give you a better understanding of what you have access to, straight out-of-the-box and will provide the knowledge necessary for selecting the right component for your requirements as you start to develop your own.

This will also be your first step in developing components as you start to explore the Flex framework. Don’t worry if some details are slightly confusing at this point; I go into greater detail as you progress through the subsequent chapters.

Components: A Potted History

Some of you may already have an idea of why components are so valuable in a development process. Others may have never used them or have ...

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