This chapter covers:
Effects set Flex applications apart. Because Flex is based on the Flash platform, it draws on a long history of delivering engaging animated UIs, which gives it a powerful base on which to create effects.
In this chapter, we’ll start by explaining effects and how they’re invoked, then we’ll describe the types of effects that come with Flex out of the box. Having conquered some heavy topics up to this point in the book, we’re going to keep this chapter light.
An effect modifies visual properties of a component over a period of time. These properties include a component’s position, transparency, ...