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Flex 3 in Action by Faisal Abid, Jon Hirschi, Tariq Ahmed

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Chapter 7. Formatting data

Formattersare a class of objects which take raw data and transform it into a presentable visual format. From a usage perspective, they’re comparable to validators in that similar mechanisms are employed to implement them. Formatters can be configured to function in two modes:

  • Real-timeFormatting is conducted on the fly automatically via data binding.

  • ScriptedUsing ActionScript you can create instances of formatters explicitly when needed and process the data accordingly.

The most important thing to know is formatters are incredibly easy to use. Raw data ...

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