Chapter 5.1. Creating a Graphical Skin with Flash

Flash is an application that allows you to create graphics that can be animated to create highly interactive experiences. Creating skins for your Flex components is not a hard task. The method you use will depend on whether you have Flash CS3 or Flash 8. In both cases, you can use the Skin Import Wizard in Flex 3. This wizard helps automate an otherwise manual process of creating the required CSS rules and embed statements for your Flex component skins. For an overview of the Skin Import Wizard, refer to Chapter 5, “Graphical Skinning.”

One method for creating skins for your Flex components involves using multiple symbols for each skin part. For example, a separate symbol would need to be created ...

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