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

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Chapter 10. Events

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Events are central to understanding how to work with Flex and how to create compelling, well-designed applications. Events are a powerful tool and one of the main features of the Flex framework.

Events are deceptively simple, but at the same time, they’re an extremely powerful communication mechanism for your applications. We’ve mentioned several times up to this point that Flex is built around an event-driven framework. Events are the central nervous system within your applications, with information flowing in and out of them, up and down, and side to side. We don’t mean to be melodramatic, but to understand events is to understand ...

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