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Doug Winnie

In this chapter, you'll learn all the basic arithmetic operators that you'll use in ActionScript. Also, there are some convenient shortcuts to make working with math easier that you'll cover as well.

Kris Hadlock

Got a few problems with ActionScript 3? Author Kris Hadlock has solutions. He even supplies the code you need to put the solutions right to work. He's a full-service author, that Kris Hadlock.

Kris Hadlock

In this sample chapter, author Kris Hadlock explains the differences between function arguments and the new ... (rest) keyword, attribute keywords such as public and private, and the new protected keyword, as well as how to define constants.

Kris Hadlock

Kris Hadlock explains how to create an ActionScript component for Flex by using XML as a data source to offer reusability in your Flex applications.

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Blogs

Larry Ullman

Working with text in Flex 4 has changed significantly thanks to support for the Text Layout Framework (TLF). In this post you'll learn what the TLF is, what it does, and how you use it.

Larry Ullman

Application effects are, of course, nothing more than eye candy, but I think we can all admit that a little eye candy here and there is nothing to be ashamed of. Certainly the folks at Adobe think so, as they upped the effects library in Flex 4. In this post, I discuss the current state of effects in Flex, and how you use them.

Larry Ullman

One of the tricks to Rich Internet Applications is getting them to handle standard user requests in the same way as basic Web pages. One such issue involves making a Flash application respond appropriately when the user uses the back and forward buttons, the browser history, and their bookmarks. I'll tell you exactly how to do that in this post.

Larry Ullman

View states provide the Flex developer an easy way to adjust the look and behavior of a Flash application on the fly, normally in response to some user actions. How view states are created and used have changed in Flex 4, for the better. In this post, you'll learn everything you need to know to add view states to your Flex applications.

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