Flex 3 New Charting Features

The Flex 3 beta went out before the charting documentation included the new features. So here is a PDF with all the charting chapters, including the new feature documentation.

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The entire set of charting chapters is included here in one PDF because the organization has changed so much. I added a new chapter and consolidated some sections from other chapters.

New sections:
CHAPTER: Displaying Data and Labels
“Using data labels”
“Using per-item fills”
“Omitting days on a DateTimeAxis” (aka, work-week axis)

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CHAPTER: Formatting Charts
“Positioning the axes”

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CHAPTER: Using Events and Effects in Charts
“Selecting chart items”
“Drawing on chart controls”
“Drilling down into data” (new since 2.0.1, but previously blogged about here)
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The following sections existed before, but have been completely rewritten based on feature changes:

CHAPTER: Chart Types
“Using multiple axes”
“Using multiple data series”

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As always, feedback is welcome.

3 Responses to Flex 3 New Charting Features

  1. barry.b says:

    many thanks for following this up, Matt.

  2. @Mark:Is there a section that describes the changes and new features from v2.x to v3.0?I’m still a Flex newbie and I’m working on a Flex 2 Charting application and was just trying to find all the new core changes and new features.I’m just looking for a quick synopsis.

  3. Matthew Horn says:

    There’s a quick intro to the new features here:http://labs.adobe.com/wiki/index.php/Flex_3:Feature_Introductions:_Charting_EnhancementsThis doesn’t get into the details about the differences … specifically, what Flex 2 classes were deprecated … but it should give you a good sense of the new features.As for what’s different, all of the properties related to “second” axes/series, like secondDataProvider/secondSeries/secondHorizontalAxis have been deprecated because of the new “multiple axes” functionality.