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Flex 4 in Action: Revised Edition of Flex 3 in Action by Tariq Ahmed and Dan Orlando, with John C. Bland II and Joel Hooks

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Chapter 4. Layout and containers

This chapter covers

  • Absolute and automatic layout
  • Constraint-based layout
  • Variable and fixed sizing
  • Containers
  • Dynamic layout with Repeaters

Now that you’ve been introduced to ActionScript and can manipulate visual effects, let the fun continue! In this chapter we talk about the visual building blocks and the types of containers you can use to quickly create layouts in a Flex application.

Containers are the foundation on which all your visual components rely. They make it easy for you to group and position collections of visual components. Layout is hosted within these containers but is limited to a specific set of components within a given container. Often referred to as child objects of the host container, ...

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