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Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 New Features

with David Gassner

Video: Welcome

Reviews the dozens of new features added to the Flex 4 SDK and Flash Builder 4 toolset, explaining critical information for building rich internet applications.
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  1. 6m 42s
    1. Welcome
      1m 10s
    2. About the exercise files
      1m 55s
    3. Overview
      3m 37s
  2. 13m 48s
    1. Installing Flash Builder 4
      2m 15s
    2. Creating a new Flex project
      4m 44s
    3. Understanding the new MXML namespaces
      4m 20s
    4. Importing and exporting FXP files
      2m 29s
  3. 20m 37s
    1. Customizing MXML and ActionScript file templates
      3m 41s
    2. Managing code indentation
      3m 14s
    3. Moving classes and components between packages
      3m 31s
    4. Generating event handler and setter/getter methods
      5m 30s
    5. Using Adobe Community Help
      4m 41s
  4. 15m 1s
    1. Declaring non-visual components
      3m 42s
    2. Creating image libraries
      4m 51s
    3. Declaring meta information in MXML files
      2m 35s
    4. Using two-way data bindings
      3m 53s
  5. 36m 33s
    1. Understanding the new Spark component framework
      4m 54s
    2. Managing application layout
      4m 49s
    3. Using Group containers
      6m 56s
    4. Adding scroll bars to Spark containers
      5m 6s
    5. Using the BorderContainer component
      6m 18s
    6. Using Spark text controls
      3m 33s
    7. Displaying rich text
      4m 57s
  6. 15m 59s
    1. Declaring view states in MXML files
      6m 30s
    2. Using ‹fx:Reparent› to change containership
      2m 53s
    3. Using Spark components in MX navigator containers
      6m 36s
  7. 37m 32s
    1. Using namespaces in CSS style sheets
      7m 50s
    2. Using CSS descendant selectors
      3m 9s
    3. Drawing vector graphics with MXML
      6m 6s
    4. Using FXG files as graphical classes
      6m 41s
    5. Creating custom Spark skins as MXML components
      10m 46s
    6. Assigning skins with the skinClass style
      3m 0s
  8. 27m 10s
    1. Importing a sample database to MySQL
      2m 48s
    2. Integrating a project with an application server
      3m 26s
    3. Defining a data connection
      5m 28s
    4. Binding service calls to visual components
      4m 6s
    5. Generating a data entry form
      7m 30s
    6. Tracing network traffic with the Network Monitor
      3m 52s
  9. 45s
    1. Goodbye

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Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 New Features
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Flash Builder 4 bundled with the Flex 4 SDK, Adobe's latest release for Flex developers, represents a big leap forward for one of the dominant toolsets in the rich internet application development sphere. Author David Gassner reviews the dozens of new features in Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 New Features, explaining critical information for both developers who are upgrading from Flex 3 and for those who are just getting started. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Understanding MXML namespaces
  • Moving classes and components between packages
  • Managing templates for new MXML and ActionScript files
  • Exploring MXML language changes
  • Working with the Spark component framework
  • Adding visual controls with CSS, MXML graphics, and custom Spark skins
  • Displaying images and dynamic data
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Hi! My name is David Gassner and I'd like to welcome you to Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 New Features. This version of the Flex Development Platform is the result of two years of work by Adobe Systems and there are lots of great new features, both in the Flex 4 Software Developers Kit and in the integrated development environment, the newly renamed Flash Builder 4, formerly known as Flex Builder. In this series, I'll show you how to create a new Flex project in Flash Builder and how to use Flash Builder's new code refactoring and code-generation tools.

I'll show you how to create custom skins for the new Spark Component Architecture. This course is designed for developers who have some experience with earlier versions of Flex Builder and the Flex SDK. If you're new to Flex application development, you might want to check out the introductory course, Flash Builder 4 and Flex 4 Essential Training. Either way, I think you'll find that this new version of the Flex development platform will make it easier than ever before to create and deploy dynamic, visually-compelling, rich Internet applications.

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