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Effortless Flex 4 Development by Larry Ullman

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5 Displaying Data

This second part of the book focuses on a single, but critical, aspect of Rich Internet Applications: data. Three later chapters discuss the client-server relationship, and demonstrate how to transmit data between the two, but first you should have an understanding of how to display data just using Flex. The book has already presented many examples of displaying data, but those all used simple formats, such as strings and numbers. Here it’s time to get into displaying more complex kinds of data. Towards that end, the chapter first introduces some new data types, and how you can create those in both ActionScript and MXML. Next, you’ll see the ways you can associate created data with MXML components.

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