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Foundation XML and E4X for Flash and Flex by Sas Jacobs

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Chapter 13. FLEX CASE STUDY

Welcome to the last chapter of this book. In this chapter, we'll build a SWF application using Flex Builder. This application will work with Adobe Kuler. Kuler is built into Flash CS4, but it isn't as easily accessed by Flex Builder.

The application will display color themes taken from the Kuler web site. It will request the highest rated and most popular themes. It will also enable users to search the themes for a specific keyword.

In this example, our application will display the five color swatches associated with each theme. We'll need to build a custom component so we can add the swatches to a DataGrid. We'll also create a custom class to handle the loading and parsing of the Kuler feed. As a bonus, you'll learn ...

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