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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 14. Implementing view states

This chapter covers

  • Understanding view states
  • Using view states in Flex
  • Bringing it together

In previous chapters, you learned about controls, containers, layouts, and various other features incorporated within Adobe Flex and how you can use these tools to build RIAs.

In this chapter, we’ll explore another important feature: view states. With view states, you can build RIAs that impart a polished and satisfying user experience. Before we jump into Flex-specific view state features, let’s discuss the concept of view states in general.

14.1. Understanding view states

An RIA’s UI consists of different views. Traditional websites consist of stateless, or static, pages (such as HTML pages).

Views can take ...

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