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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 23. Exploring Flex charting

This chapter covers

  • Understanding the parts of a chart
  • Using chart series
  • Types of charts
  • Customizing charts

Charting is the visual display of data using graphical elements called charts. If you ever need a way to sell Flex to your organization, charting will help you do it. Management loves charting; give the bosses a taste of Flex’s charts, and you’ll soon have them addicted and begging for more.

Flex charts are so compelling because, unlike using static charts (and even some animated ones), with Flex you can create interactive and engaging dashboard experiences. This is especially true if you combine charting with effects to seal the deal.

In this chapter, we’ll explore what makes up a chart, the charts ...

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