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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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11. Creating Flex Components with Flash Professional CS5

There comes a time where you might want to get more visually creative with your component development and decide that creating programmatic skins, styles, or graphical elements for your Flex-based components isn’t quite enough.

For those of you who are familiar with using Flash Professional, you can easily create your components in the Flash IDE and convert them so that they can be integrated into your Flex applications.

Picking a Starting Point

Interestingly, you can use a couple of routes to begin developing components in Flash Professional. (I use CS5, and I just refer to it as Flash Professional. You can achieve the same results in Flash CS4 and CS3, but you need to download and install ...

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