Flash Builder 4 – Data Centric Development (DCD) Wizards
Posted by hneelu on June 2, 2009
DCD had three main wizards
- Service Wizard
The Service Wizard defines a service and corresponding operations which are used to invoke RPC operations returning a certain data. Service Wizard can connect to PHP, CF, Httpservice, Webservice(WSDL), BlazeDS and LCDS. [MORE]
- Configure Return Type
It test an operation of an existing service and view the returned data structure. It generates VOs which can we used in flex applications. [MORE]
- Bind to Data
Binds the existing component to the service operation result. Components supported are list, tilelist, horizontal list, combobox, button, datagrid, advanced-datagrid, charts and text controls etc. Form generation is also in scope of Bind to Data [MORE]
There are other aspects to DCD which are useful
- Service Explorer.
The Service Explorer is the entry point of DCD workflow. This allows users to create and use various services for a Flex project. Check out the toolbar anc context menu (Right click on an operation) for added functionality like Form Generation, Refresh , Properties etc [MORE]
- Configure Column (if you are using a datagrid)
It configures columns for a datagrid, like adding/deleting columns.
NOTE: The code generated by DCD are VO for services and custom return type and NOT an equivalent of PHP/CF code in action script.