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Effortless Flex 4 Development by Larry Ullman

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11 Improving the User Experience

In this chapter you’ll learn about a hodgepodge of ways you can improve the user’s experience with your Flash application. The first part of the chapter covers ways to make a Flex-based application behave more like a desktop application, using menus and virtual pages of content. Then you’ll see the flipside of the equation: ways to make Flash interact better with the browser. By the chapter’s conclusion, you’ll have multiple methods for making your programs more dynamic and professional, while still being backwards compatible for the browser environment. Along the way, you’ll also develop one real-world application that integrates most of these techniques.

Establishing Menus

Flex defines three components used ...

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