I should say at the outset that I am a Flash newbie and a
reluctant one at that - client requirements force me to create an
RIA version of our normal client application.
Flash/Flex sound like a great way to create "rich" interfaces
in applications distributed on the internet and yet retain a
consistent and "windows-like" look and feel. However, it is not
wholly clear to me that I can do the following
a. Create a whole set of controls - panels, edit boxes, my
own subclassed controls... - at run time.
b. Do the reverse - dynamically remove some/all controls at
run time and/or hide/disable them. The latter I suspect is not to
difficult using Java(Action)Script code but the former I am not too
Also are there any really good books - I mean in the vein of
O'Reilly, not the ones full of useless pretty pictures that require
a forklift truck - that would offer comprehensive coverage of
b. ActionScript - the basics as well as object orientated