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Flex 3 Essential Training

Course Summary

Teaches developers to harness the power of Flex 3 to create cross-platform, data-centric applications.       

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    Course Syllabus

       Setting up the exercise files
       Understanding the prerequisites
    1. Getting Started
       Understanding Adobe Flex 3
       Installing Flex Builder on Windows
       Installing Flex Builder on Mac OS X
       Starting Flex Builder
       Creating a Flex project
       Touring through Flex Builder 3
       Building a basic application
       Understanding the anatomy of an MXML application
       Understanding Flex application output files
       Importing and exporting projects
    2. Programming Languages
       Understanding Flex programming languages
       Translating MXML to ActionScript
       Understanding the Flex framework
       Getting language and API help
    3. Using Visual Controls
       Understanding visual controls
       Displaying text with the Label and Text controls
       Using Text Data Entry controls
       Using binding expressions
       Formatting data
       Presenting images
    4. Using Custom Components
       Creating custom components
       Instantiating custom components in MXML
       Instantiating custom components in ActionScript
       Declaring component properties
       Declaring component methods
    5. Using Design View
       Understanding Design view
       Using the Components view
       Using the Flex Properties view
       Navigating the Design Area
       Creating View States
       Changing View States at Runtime
    6. Application Layout
       Understanding containers
       Using the VBox, HBox, and Canvas containers
       Using the Panel and Control Bar containers
       Laying out the Photo Album application
       Using the Tile container
       Using constraint-based layout
    7. Using Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
       Understanding Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
       Using embedded style sheets
       Understanding style selectors
       Using external style sheets
       Applying styles to the Photo Album application
       Embedding fonts
    8. Application Navigation
       Using the ViewStack container
       Creating programmatic navigation with ActionScript
       Using Navigation Bar containers
       Using the TabNavigator and Accordion containers
       Creating navigation in the Photo Album application
    9. Debugging
       Understanding the Debugging perspective
       Tracing application execution
       Using breakpoints
       Watching variables and expressions
    10. Programming with Events
       Understanding the Flex event architecture
       Using MXML attribute-based event listeners
       Understanding event objects
       Creating event listeners with addEventListener()
       Dispatching Events from Custom Components
       Handling events from custom components
       Creating and using custom event classes
       Dispatching and handling custom events
    11. Using Dynamic Data
       Loading XML data with HTTPService
       Handling HTTPService result events
       Handling HTTPService fault events
       Installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Windows
       Installing Apache, PHP, and MySQL on Mac OS X
       Creating a sample database
       Creating a Flex project for use with PHP
       Generating a dynamic Flex/PHP application
       Reviewing generated PHP code
       Using a dynamic XML based service
       Using a Repeater to display dynamic data
    12. Using Data-Driven List Controls
       Using List-Based controls
       Using the labelField property
       Using the labelFunction Property
       Creating custom item renderers
       Using component item renderers
       Using the TileList in the Photo Album application
       Using the DataGrid control
       Using advanced DataGrid cell rendering
       Working with List Control events and properties
    13. Creating Data Entry Form Components
       Building a form component
       Validating Data Entry controls
       Packaging data with a Value Object Class
       Sharing data with custom events
       Sending data to the server
    14. Deploying Flex Applications to the Web
       Exporting a Release Build
       Using the View Source feature

Course Fee:
USD 25

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9 - 10 hours / week

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