Chapter 19. Customizing the experience

This chapter covers:

  • Using styles to control an application’s look and feel

  • Making use of fonts

  • Embedding images and icons

  • Skinning Flex components

A cool thing about developing applications in Flex is that it’s hard to make them look bad. Many developers don’t come from a design background, but the default look and feel that Flex comes with makes you appear to be a design hero.

This saves you time and lets you focus on features and functionality, but there’s one slight problem: by default, everyone’s Flex applications look the same! In this chapter, we’ll explore features that will let you add that personal touch and customize the experience per your or your user’s tastes.

We start by reviewing styles in Flex. ...

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