Chapter 4. Layout and containers

Now that you have been introduced to ActionScript, and can manipulate visual effects, let the fun continue! In this chapter we’ll talk about the visual building blocks and the types of containers you can use to quickly create layouts in a Flex application.

Containers are the foundation on which all your visual components rely. They make it easy for you to group and position collections of visual components. Layout is hosted within these containers, but is limited to a specific set of components within a given container. Often referred to as child objects of the host container, ...

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