Believe it or not, my first Flex job had nothing to do with even 1% of Rich Internet Application. It was to print multiple pages in Flex.
I know what you are thinking right now. Why should I care printing in Flex? Is Flex supposed to be used for creating cool stuffs rather than this kind of low-level system function? That was exactly what I thought at that time. But job is job, especially when the pay is good.
The interesting thing is I actually learned a lot from this printing job. Because it touched many key areas of Flex framework, such as: Container Framework, Component Construction, and Layout Management. The fact is, once you know something from inside out, you will feel some fun of doing it.
Over the next week, I want to write a series of 4 tutorials about How to Print in Flex. Here are the topics we will be covering:
- Using Flex Build-in Print Function
- Printing Multiple Pages using PrintDataGrid
- Printing Multiple Pages using FlexReport
- Understanding Flex Print Job from A to Z
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Stay tuned for the next post of this tutorial series on Using Flex Build-in Print Function.