Inside ArcGIS API for Flex

Version 3.7

After you have completed the Getting Started topic, take a look at the topics and/or tutorials listed below. These topics and tutorials discuss and demonstrate how the MXML and ActionScript code is used to perform various functions in the ArcGIS API for Flex. Understanding each element of the code and its syntax will increase your productivity and save time.


Some tutorials contain an overview and how-to guide whereas others contain descriptive information with additional links to samples using this functionality.

  • Using Map walks through the creation of a map using MXML.
  • Types of layers discusses the various layers that you can use when working in the ArcGIS API for Flex.
  • Using Extent demonstrates how to set extents, retrieve the current extent, and listen for extent changes.
  • Using Graphics discusses how graphics work in the ArcGIS API for Flex.
  • Symbology and Renderers discusses the various types of symbols and renderers and when the use cases for working with them.
  • InfoSymbol and InfoRenderer shows how to take advantage of InfoSymbols and infoRenderers as well as define inline and external infoRenderers.
  • Feature Layer discusses the benefits of working with featurelayers and why and when you would use them.
  • Using Query shows how to add a query task to a map.
  • Geoprocessing tasks demonstrates the Geoprocessor class, which allows you to access geoprocessing tasks on an ArcGIS Server.
  • Routing tasks shows how to work with routing and driving directions using RouteTask.
  • Editing explains a high-level overview of how editing works within the ArcGIS API for Flex and the requirements needed in order to edit in your web applications.
  • Time-aware layers discusses working with temporal data and what is required in the data/service to access this functionality.
  • Pop-up windows discusses pop-up windows in ArcGIS API for Flex web applications, what they are, and how you can customize/configure them.
  • Styling and skinning overview shows how to modify your map components to give them your own style. In addition to the overview, there are two more sections specific to skinning the navigation slider and scale bar.

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