Summary and Info
Macromedia's architecture is like a chest filled with preciousjewels, and this book is quite simply the key to open it! One of themost important tools provided with Flash is the Macromedia ComponentArchitecture: a framework of components written in ActionScript 2,based on established design patterns, that provides a wealth offunctionality you can just bolt on to your Flash applications whendesired. This can save you an enormous amount of time duringapplication development and help you improve the quality of yourcode. What's more, the source code is included, so if you can't findthe component you need within the component architecture, you canjust modify existing components to create your own! Expert Flashdeveloper and author Antonio De Donatis gives you everything you needto master Flash components. In the first part, he shows you how thearchitecture works, how to create effective component-basedapplications, and how to create your own custom components fromwhat's already provided. The second part shows how XML can be used toeffectively describe and dynamically create not only single componentinstances, but whole applications based on any number of components.The last part of the book is a comprehensive reference to using allof the components already available in the Macromedia ComponentArchitecture. It includes a specific chapter dedicated to each of theUI components like basic usage, component management, customization,and practical examples showing usage of each component.