It looks as if you're referencing the materials from my MAX 2008 talk component lifecycle talk (Building Flex 3 Components and Beyond). I gave a newly updated flavor of this talk last week at the SILVAFUG and BAADAUG user group meetings which covers both the Flex 3 and Flex 4 component lifecycle in more detail. I updated the code and slide samples for those two talks, and now they are more in-sync with the current state of the Flex SDK trunk (as opposed to the MAX talk materials, obviously, since it was from over a year ago!).
So, please reference this blog post for the updated code samples and slides: http://iamdeepa.com/blog/?p=44
The older materials have a lot of stuff that are not applicable in the current Flex SDK trunk. For example, they still reference the 'Fx' prefix which have since been dropped in favor of specific namespaces. Please use the materials from the link above and you should be set! Feel free to comment on my blog with specific questions (as opposed to the forums).
Thanks and have fun!
Deepa Subramaniam, Flex SDK
Thanks! I just downloaded the zip file. Saw and enjoyed your talk in SF a couple of weeks ago. I figured that you were so busy with MAX 2009 that you wouldn't have a chance to further update it. Glad that I was wrong.