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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 17. Custom components

This chapter covers

  • Making your own custom components
  • Using existing components as a base
  • Passing parameters to custom components
  • Retrieving values from custom components
  • Employing getter and setter functions
  • Broadcasting events from a custom component
  • Creating ActionScript components
  • Componentizing

You’ve come a long way in a short amount of time so far. You now know enough to create a standard Flex application!

You can capture and validate input from the user, interact with backend data services to get and transmit data, and format and display information. These are all great things to know, but unless you plan to have all your code in one huge file, you need to know how to break your application into smaller, ...

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