Flash cs3 and its new components feature pretty much give the
same functionality as flex's components.
The only reason why i used flex was because of the
components, ive only created a few applications but i cant see why
i couldnt just make them with CS3 now?
You could certainly make that attempt. Our goal is to give
you as much choice as possible. Some people like the Flash IDE,
others like Flex because you can use any text editor, not just Flex
Builder. With Flash CS3, you need the Flash IDE to work with the
When you choose to work with Flex you can put your source
files into a source code control system - you can do that with
FLAs, but you lose change management. In other words, every time
you edit your FLA, it changes so it is always going back into
source code repository. With Flex and MXML and AS files, you save
only those files which have changed.
Flex provides a more traditional way to build SWFs. You can
use Flash to supplement it. You'll find with Flex 3 that the
reverse will be true, too - use Flex to supplement Flash.
Anyway you want to do it, that makes you comfortable and
successful, is the best way to go. We're glad to be able to offer