Creating Some Simple Flex Interface Elements

4th November 2008 - 7 minutes read time

Following on from my previous blog post about installing Flex on Windows I thought I would go through how to create an interface using mxml. When you create a Flex 3 project the first file you are given is called Main.mxml, which has the following content.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml">

This file is used to compile and run your Flex project and is the central starting point for all the rest of the compile process. This file controls your interface of your program. At first this file might look daunting, but there are lots of elements to select from and if you know CSS then you should be somewhat familiar with how elements are coloured, padded and positioned.

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