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Core Flex 3 Training (5 days)

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All Attendees should have some experience with HTML. They should be able to write HTML tables and forms from scratch, format text and insert images. Experience with CSS and databases is a plus, but is not required. SQL experience is helpful, but not required. Experience with Object Oriented Programming a plus.

Each student receives a copy of Adobe Press' Adobe® Flex® 3 Training from the Source.

Core Flex 3 Course Outline (5 days)

  • Understanding Rich Internet Applications
    • Understanding the Evolution of Computer Applications
    • Breaking Away from Page-Based Architecture
    • Identifying the Advantages of Rich Internet Applications
    • RIA Technologies
  • Getting Started
    • Getting Started with Flex Application Development
    • Creating a Project and an MXML Application
    • Understanding the Flex Builder 3 Workbench
    • Running Your Application
    • Creating a Second Application Page and Working in Design Mode
  • Laying Out the Interface
    • Learning About Containers
    • Laying Out the E-Commerce Application Using Design Mode
    • Working with Constraint-Based Layouts
    • Working with View States
    • Laying Out an Application in Source Mode
  • Using Simple Controls
    • Introducing Simple Controls
    • Displaying Images
    • Building a Detail View
    • Using Data Binding to Link a Data Structure to a Simple Control
    • Using a Form Layout Container to Lay Out Simple Controls
    • Adding Radio Buttons and Date Fields to the Dashboard
  • Handling Events and Data Structures
    • Understanding Event Handling
    • Building a Data Structure on the creationComplete Event
    • Using Data from the Event Object
    • Building a Custom ActionScript Class
    • Building a Method to Create an Object
    • Building Shopping Cart Classes
  • Using Remote XML Data with Controls
    • Retrieving XML Data with HTTPService
    • Retrieving XML Data via HTTPService
    • Populating an ArrayCollection with HTTPService Data
    • Populating a ComboBox Control and Programmatically Adding an Option
    • Using XML Data with a Tree Control
    • Retrieving XML Data and Transforming It into an ArrayCollection of Custom Objects
    • Using Data Binding with Complex Data Structures
    • Manipulating Shopping Cart Data
    • Adding a Remove Button
  • Creating Components with MXML
    • Introducing MXML Components
    • Creating an Update/Delete Product Component and Instantiating It
    • Popping Up Product Information When Clicking the Update and Delete Buttons
    • Creating Another Value Object
    • Creating a Data Manager Component for All Three Applications
    • Using the New Data Manager Component
    • Implementing Add Product Functionality
    • Creating and Using a Component for the Dashboard Application
  • Using Controls and Repeaters with Datasets
    • Using Datasets
    • Displaying the Categories Using a HorizontalList and an itemRenderer
    • Displaying Grocery Products Based on Category Selection
    • Coding States to Display Detailed Product Information
    • Placing Products in the Shopping Cart
  • Using Custom Events
    • Understanding the Benefits of Loosely Coupled Architecture
    • Dispatching Events
    • Declaring Events for a Component
    • Identifying the Need for Custom Event Classes
    • Building and Using the CategoryEvent
    • Creating and Using the ProductEvent Class
    • Understanding Event Flow and Event Bubbling
  • Creating Custom Components with ActionScript 3.0
    • Introducing Building a Component with ActionScript 3.0
    • Creating the Structure of the Class
    • Overriding the createChildren() Method
    • Sizing and Positioning in Flex
    • Understanding the measure() Method
    • Overriding the updateDisplayList() Method
  • Using DataGrids and Item Renderers
    • Introducing DataGrids and Item Renderers
    • Adding a Generic DataGrid to ChartPod
    • Adding HTTPService Calls to Dashboard
    • Displaying the Shopping Cart with a DataGrid
    • Using the AdvancedDataGrid
  • Using Drag and Drop
    • Introducing the Drag and Drop Manager
    • Dragging and Dropping Between Two DataGrids
    • Dragging and Dropping Between a DataGrid and a List
    • Using a Nondrag-Enabled Component in a Drag-and-Drop Operation
    • Dragging a Grocery Item to the Shopping Cart
  • Implementing Navigation
    • Introducing Navigation
    • Using a TabNavigator in the DataEntry Application
    • Adding a Home Page and Checkout Page in the E-Commerce Application
    • Creating the First Step of the Checkout Process Displayed by a ViewStack
    • Completing the Checkout Process Using the ViewStack
  • Using Formatters and Validators
    • Introducing Formatters and Validators
    • Using a Formatter Class to Display Currency Information in the E-Commerce Application
    • Using Validator Classes
    • Using Regular Expressions to Validate Data (Part 1)
    • Using Regular Expressions to Validate Data (Part 2)
    • Building a Custom Validator Class
  • Implementing History Management and Deep Linking
    • Introducing History Management
    • Implementing History Management within a Navigator Container
    • Building a Custom History Manager
    • Introducing Deep Linking
  • Conclusion

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