Over the past few years, the boundaries of what designers and developers can create on the Web have expanded enormously. Web sites increasingly integrate pixel-perfect visual design, video, animation, and advanced user interaction to create rich experiences that are both fun and useful. Many of these sites are built using the Adobe Flash platform. And more and more Flash sites are being built using Adobe Flex.

One of the most common misconceptions about Flex is that it’s different from Flash. It’s not: Flex is Flash. Flex applications run in the Flash Player; Flex is built on top of the Flash file format, language, and API. Through Flex, you have access to all the richness of the Flash Player, with the added benefit of being able to ...

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