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Programming Flex 3: Chapter 20, Embedding Flex Applications in a Browser

Programming Flex 3: Chapter 20, Embedding Flex Applications in a Browser

If you want to try your hand at developing rich Internet applications with Adobe's Flex 3, and already have experience with frameworks such as .NET or Java, this is the ideal book to get you started. Now available in the Digital Media Help Center, an excerpt from Programming Flex 3: Chapter 20, Embedding Flex Applications in a Browser. This chapter examines the options available to you for embedding a Flex application in HTML and how a Flex application can interact with the web browser environment.

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Programming Flex 3: Chapter 18, Application Debugging

Programming Flex 3: Chapter 18, Application Debugging

If you want to try your hand at developing rich Internet applications with Adobe's Flex 3, and already have experience with frameworks such as .NET or Java, this is the ideal book to get you started. Now available in the Digital Media Help Center, an excerpt from Programming Flex 3: Chapter 18, Application Debugging. In this chapter, learn about runtime errors, debugging applications using FDB, debugging applications using the Flex Builder debugger, remote debugging, and tracing and logging.

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Rich Shupe

Learning ActionScript 3.0: Chapter 7, Motion

Learning ActionScript 3.0: Chapter 7, Motion

Learning ActionScript 3.0 gives you a solid foundation in the Flash language and demonstrates how you can use it for practical, everyday projects. Now available in the Digital Media Help Center, an excerpt from Learning ActionScript 3.0: Chapter 7, Motion. From your very first experiment to the umpteenth time you've performed a familiar task, moving assets with code can be a gratifying experience. In addition to creating more dynamic work by freeing yourself from the permanency of the timeline, there is something very immediate and pleasing about controlling the motion of a symbol instance purely with ActionScript. This chapter examines basic movement, geometry and trigonometry, physics and programmatic tweening.

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Rich Shupe

Learning ActionScript 3.0: Chapter 4, The Display List

Learning ActionScript 3.0: Chapter 4, The Display List

Learning ActionScript 3.0 gives you a solid foundation in the Flash language and demonstrates how you can use it for practical, everyday projects. Now available in the Digital Media Help Center, an excerpt from Learning ActionScript 3.0: Chapter 4, The Display List. ActionScript 3.0 brings with it an entirely new way of handling visual assets. It's called the display list. It's a hierarchical list of all visual elements in your file. It includes common objects such as movie clips, but also objects such as shapes and sprites that either didn't previously exist or could not be created programmatically.

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Rich Shupe

Learning ActionScript 3.0: Chapter 1, ActionScript Overview

Learning ActionScript 3.0: Chapter 1, ActionScript Overview

Learning ActionScript 3.0 gives you a solid foundation in the Flash language and demonstrates how you can use it for practical, everyday projects. Now available in the Digital Media Help Center, an excerpt from Learning ActionScript 3.0: Chapter 1, ActionScript Overview. While you likely know what ActionScript is and are eager to begin working with the new version, a brief overview of its development will give you some insight into its use—particularly related to Flash Player and how it handles different versions of ActionScript. This brief introductory chapter will give you a quick look at where ActionScript 3.0 fits into your workflow.

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Flex 3 Cookbook: Chapter 21, Compiling and Debugging

Flex 3 Cookbook: Chapter 21, Compiling and Debugging

This highly practical book contains more than 300 proven recipes for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 sites. Now available in the Digital Media Help Center, an excerpt from Flex 3 Cookbook: Chapter 21, Compiling and Debugging. Compiling Flex applications is most often done through Flex Builder or through invoking the MXML compiler (mxmlc) on the command line, but there are many other tools that let you compile an application, move files, or invoke applications. Debugging in Flex is done through the debug version of the Flash Player, which enables you to see the results of trace statements. This chapter examines compiling and debugging in depth.

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Flex 3 Cookbook: Chapter 20, Browser Communication

Flex 3 Cookbook: Chapter 20, Browser Communication

This highly practical book contains more than 300 proven recipes for developing interactive Rich Internet Applications and Web 2.0 sites. Now available in the Digital Media Help Center, an excerpt from Flex 3 Cookbook: Chapter 20, Browser Communication. This chapter focuses on the functionality contained within the core Flex Framework, though there are other tools to assist with integration of the browser and the Flash Player—the Adobe Flex Ajax Bridge (FABridge), and Joe Berkovitz's UrlKit among them.

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Flex 3 Cookbook: Chapter 8, Images, Bitmaps, Videos, Sounds

Flex 3 Cookbook: Chapter 8, Images, Bitmaps, Videos, Sounds

Excerpt from Flex 3 Cookbook: Chapter 8. Images, bitmaps, videos, and sounds is a mouthful and a far wider range of topics than could be adequately covered in a single chapter, so this one concentrates on answering the most common questions. As Flash becomes the primary method of delivering video over the Internet and the use of the Flex Framework in creating photo and MP3 applications increases, understanding how to work with all of these elements becomes more and more important.

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