Flex is a powerful open source Software Development Kit (SDK) for the development and deployment of rich applications for iOS, Android, Blackberry Tablet OS devices as well as for desktop and browser applications. In Flex, after defining the application interface by designing & arranging it using styles and themes, dynamic behavior is associated with it & even connected to data services. Flex is the most advanced and popular technology used to develop logic integrated animated applications.Lesson 1 Understanding Rich Internet Applications

The Evolution of Computer Applications

The Break from Page-Based Architecture

The Advantages of Rich Internet Applications

RIA Technologies

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Lesson 2

Getting Started

Getting Started with Flex Application Development

Creating a Project and an MXML Application

Understanding the Flash Builder Workbench

Running Your Application

Exploring the Flash Builder Debugger

Getting Ready for the Next Lessons

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Lesson 3

Laying Out the Interface

Learning About Layouts

Laying Out the E-Commerce Application

Working with Constraint-Based Layouts

Working with View States

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Lesson 4

Using Simple Controls

Introducing Simple Controls

Displaying Images

Using Data Binding to Link a Data Structure to a Simple Control

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Lesson 5

Handling Events

Understanding Event Handling

Handling System Events

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Lesson 6

Using Remote XML Data

Using Embedded XML

Using XML Loaded at Runtime

Retrieving XML Data via HTTPService

Searching XML with E4X

Using Dynamic XML Data

Using the XMLListCollection in a Flex Control

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Lesson 7

Creating Classes

Building a Custom ActionScript Class

Building a Value Object

Building a Method to Create an Object

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Lesson 8

Using Data Binding and Collections

Examining Data Binding

Being the Compiler

Understanding Bindable Implications

Using ArrayCollections

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Lesson 9

Breaking the Application into Components

Introducing MXML Components

Splitting Off the ShoppingView Component

Creating Components to Manage Loading the Data

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Lesson 10

Using DataGroups and Lists

Using Lists

Using DataGroups

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Lesson 11

Using the Flex DataGrid

Introducing DataGrids and Item Renderers

Displaying the ShoppingCart with a DataGrid

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Lesson 12

Using Drag and Drop

Introducing the Drag and Drop Manager

Enhanced Dragging and Dropping Between Two Lists

Using a Non-Drag-Enabled Component in a Drag-and-Drop Operation

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Lesson 13

Using Formatters and Validators

Introducing Formatters and Validators

Using Formatter Classes

Examining a Second Locale

Using Validator Classes

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Lesson 14

Customizing a Flex Application with Styles

Applying a Design with Styles and Skins

Cleaning Up the Appearance

Applying Styles

Changing CSS at Runtime

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Lesson 15

Customizing a Flex Application with Skins

Understanding the Role of Skins in a Spark Component

Understanding the Relationship between Skins and States

Creating a Skin for the Application

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