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Hopefully most of this terminology will become clear as we pursue these lessons.

Sample code

We have reached the point in this discussion where I should provide some examples of ActionScript 3 class definitions so that you can get a preview ofwhat lies ahead.

A simple class named MyClass

The code beginning with the word public in Listing 1 is the definition of a very simple class named MyClass . I don't expect this code to mean much to you at this point. Suffice it to say that an object of this class is anew GUI component consisting of a Button object, a RadioButton object, and a NumericStepper object, all contained in a VBox object.

Class file named myclass.as.

package Classes{ import mx.containers.VBox;import mx.controls.Button; import mx.controls.RadioButton;import mx.controls.NumericStepper;public class MyClass extends VBox{ //Constructor followspublic function MyClass(){ addChild(new Button());addChild(new RadioButton()); addChild(new NumericStepper());setStyle("backgroundColor",0xFFFF00); }//end constructor}//end class }//end package

A new data type

The definition of the class creates a new data type, which is unknown to the compiler until it is defined by the programmer.

Two instances (objects) of the class named MyClass

Two objects of the new class named MyClass are shown in Figure 2. You should be able to spot the Button object (rectangular) , the RadioButton object (circular) , and the NumericStepper object in each of the two MyClass objects.

Two objects of the class named myclass.

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Two objects of the class named MyClass.

A yellow background

Normally you can't see a VBox object. You can only see the components that it contains. However, I included code in Listing 1 to set the background style of the VBox object to yellow to make it possible for you to visually separate the two new custom objects in Figure 2.

The Flex MXML file

Listing 2 shows the Flex file that was used to instantiate the two objects of the class named MyClass and to display them in the Flash Player window in a browser.

Flex file named simpleclass01.mxml.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><!--SimpleClass01 --><mx:Application xmlns:mx="http://www.adobe.com/2006/mxml"xmlns:classes="Classes.*"><classes:MyClass /><classes:MyClass /></mx:Application>

The two lines of code beginning with the words classes in Listing 2 cause thetwo new objects to be instantiated and displayed.

Another custom component - NumericTextAreaA

One of the standard Flex components is named TextArea . This component is an object of the ActionScript class having the same name.

A custom component that extends TextArea

As an example of creating a new custom component that extends an existing class, I will present and discuss a new custom component that extends the TextArea class. The new class is named NumericTextAreaA.

An object of the NumericTextAreaA class behaves just like an object of the standard TextArea class except that the new component will only accept numeric characters, the space character, the backspace character, and the return character. Allother characters are rejected when the user attempts to type them into the text area.

Questions & Answers

Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
?
Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
research.net
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sciencedirect big data base
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Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
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hi
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what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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