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Flex 3 Beyond the Basics
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Flex 3 Beyond the Basics

with David Gassner

Video: Welcome

Hi, my name is David Gassner and I'd like to welcome you to this video series, Flex 3 Beyond the Basics. This is a follow up to a previous lynda.com series, Flex 3 Essential Training, in which I described how to build and deploy basic Flex 3 applications using Flex Builder 3 and the Flex 3 Framework. In this video series, I describe advanced Flex development skills, including visual tricks like using custom pop-up windows and programmatic animations, parsing of XML with E4X and integration of Flex applications with Cold Fusion, ASP.NET and PHP.
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  1. 3m 8s
    1. Welcome
      42s
    2. Prerequisites
      1m 40s
    3. Using the example files
      46s
  2. 49m 25s
    1. Presenting simple messages with the Alert class
      5m 37s
    2. Managing Alert popup window buttons
      5m 2s
    3. Handling Alert Popup Window events
      5m 33s
    4. Changing the Alert popup window's appearance
      6m 36s
    5. Creating custom popup windows
      5m 14s
    6. Displaying and centering custom popup windows
      5m 11s
    7. Removing popup windows
      6m 42s
    8. Handling Popup Window events
      9m 30s
  3. 39m 6s
    1. Using simple effects and triggers
      8m 38s
    2. Customizing animation with effect properties
      6m 7s
    3. Using easing functions
      4m 31s
    4. Using Sequence and parallel effects
      5m 12s
    5. Declaring effects inside components
      5m 48s
    6. Using effects with view states as transitions
      8m 50s
  4. 16m 45s
    1. Using the default Flash graphical skins library
      5m 36s
    2. Exporting a graphical skins library from Flash
      4m 40s
    3. Importing Flash-based skins in Flex Builder
      6m 29s
  5. 50m 9s
    1. Preparing a Flash Document for Use in Flex
      4m 38s
    2. Displaying a Flash Document with SWFLoader
      4m 28s
    3. Preparing a Flash Symbol for Use in Flex
      7m 55s
    4. Embedding Flash symbols in Flex
      5m 5s
    5. Installing the Flex Component Kit in Flash CS3
      3m 51s
    6. Creating and exporting a Flex component in Flash
      4m 10s
    7. Using Flash component libraries in Flex
      6m 7s
    8. Extending a Flash component with a custom class
      4m 49s
    9. Dispatching and handling Flash Component events
      9m 6s
  6. 37m 51s
    1. Using the ActionScript XML class
      5m 30s
    2. Extracting an XMLList with E4X
      4m 16s
    3. Retrieving XML in E4X format with HTTPService
      6m 6s
    4. Modifying XML data with E4X
      2m 59s
    5. E4X expressions for parsing data
      5m 38s
    6. E4X expressions for modifying data
      7m 6s
    7. Using XML namespaces with E4X
      6m 16s
  7. 30m 9s
    1. Using the Tree control with XML data
      7m 9s
    2. Controlling leaf and branch labels
      4m 58s
    3. Using graphical skins with Tree controls
      5m 22s
    4. Handling Tree events
      5m 50s
    5. Using the MenuBar control
      2m 15s
    6. Handling MenuBar events
      4m 35s
  8. 55m 11s
    1. Installing ColdFusion on Windows
      5m 55s
    2. Installing ColdFusion on Mac OS X
      6m 3s
    3. Installing and configuring a sample database
      3m 27s
    4. Installing CFEclipse
      2m 40s
    5. Creating a CFEclipse project
      3m 41s
    6. Creating Flex/ColdFusion projects in Flex Builder
      3m 48s
    7. Calling CFC functions with RemoteObject
      5m 46s
    8. Handling the RemoteObject result event
      3m 46s
    9. Handling the RemoteObject fault event
      4m 30s
    10. Passing arguments to CFC functions
      6m 11s
    11. Working with multiple CFC functions
      4m 38s
    12. Using RemoteObject with ActionScript
      4m 46s
  9. 1h 0m
    1. Installing the ColdFusion Extensions plug-in
      4m 0s
    2. Using RDS Dataview and the Visual Query Builder
      6m 46s
    3. Generating code with the CFC Value Object Wizard
      9m 14s
    4. Understanding the generated code
      7m 6s
    5. Retrieving data with the generated code
      9m 56s
    6. Modifying data with the generated code
      9m 55s
    7. Defining RemoteObject channels at runtime
      5m 19s
    8. Managing an asynchronous state with AsyncToken
      8m 3s
  10. 51m 45s
    1. Installing WAMP on Windows
      4m 48s
    2. Installing MAMP on Mac OS X
      4m 21s
    3. Importing a sample database
      2m 42s
    4. Creating a Flex/PHP project in Flex Builder
      4m 12s
    5. Using Flex Builder's PHP Data Wizard
      6m 31s
    6. Understanding the generated PHP code
      6m 22s
    7. Retrieving data with the generated code
      6m 0s
    8. Managing an asynchronous state with AsyncToken
      6m 3s
    9. Modifying data with the generated code
      10m 46s
  11. 33m 48s
    1. Installing ASP.NET and SQL Server 2005 Express
      2m 44s
    2. Installing SQL Server Management Studio Express
      1m 19s
    3. Importing a database into SQL Server
      2m 32s
    4. Creating a Flex/ASP.NET project in Flex Builder
      5m 5s
    5. Configuring SQL Server for use with Flex Builder
      4m 6s
    6. Using Flex Builder 3's ASP.NET Data Wizard
      5m 32s
    7. Reviewing the generated code
      5m 17s
    8. Using the WebService component
      7m 13s
  12. 22m 20s
    1. Filtering data with the ArrayCollection class
      8m 11s
    2. Sorting data with the ArrayCollection class
      6m 51s
    3. Finding data with the IViewCursor interface
      7m 18s
  13. 22m 19s
    1. Creating a Module component
      6m 7s
    2. Loading a module with ModuleLoader
      5m 11s
    3. Handling Module Component events
      6m 20s
    4. Passing data to a module
      4m 41s
  14. 15m 38s
    1. Creating resource bundles in ActionScript
      6m 6s
    2. Using ResourceBundle binding expressions
      5m 1s
    3. Setting locales at runtime
      4m 31s
  15. 38s
    1. Goodbye
      38s

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Flex 3 Beyond the Basics
8h 8m Intermediate Aug 15, 2008

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In Flex 3 Beyond the Basics, David Gassner delves into advanced Flex development skills, including custom popup windows and programmatic animation; parsing XML with E4X; and integrating Flex applications with ColdFusion, ASP.NET, and PHP. He explores effective ways to use Flash and Flex together, including the exchange of graphical skins, symbols, and components. David also demonstrates how to localize a Flex application. This course is a follow-up to Flex 3 Essential Training, and some experience with ActionScript 3, Flex Builder, and the Flex 3 Framework is recommended. Example files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Using the Tree and MenuBar controls
  • Integrating with ColdFusion, PHP, and ASP.NET
  • Managing an asynchronous state with AsyncToken
  • Filtering, sorting, and finding data with ArrayCollection
  • Working with Modules
Subjects:
Developer Web Programming Languages
Software:
Flex
Author:
David Gassner

Welcome

Hi, my name is David Gassner and I'd like to welcome you to this video series, Flex 3 Beyond the Basics. This is a follow up to a previous lynda.com series, Flex 3 Essential Training, in which I described how to build and deploy basic Flex 3 applications using Flex Builder 3 and the Flex 3 Framework. In this video series, I describe advanced Flex development skills, including visual tricks like using custom pop-up windows and programmatic animations, parsing of XML with E4X and integration of Flex applications with Cold Fusion, ASP.NET and PHP.

I hope you enjoy this training and that it helps you build better, more powerful Flex applications.

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