Flex version comparison chart

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FEATURE FLEX BUILDER 2 FLEX BUILDER 3 PROFESSIONAL FLEX BUILDER 3 STANDARD FLEX 3 SDK
RIA ON THE DESKTOP
Drag and drop support No Yes Yes Yes
Multi-window applications No Yes Yes Yes
Local file system access No Yes Yes Yes
Local SQLite database storage No Yes Yes Yes
Complete HTML rendering No Yes Yes Yes
Full Adobe AIR code hinting and error reporting No Yes Yes No
AIR debugging and profiling No Yes Yes No
AIR application packaging and signing No Yes Yes Yes
DATA VISUALIZATION
Advanced Datagrid No Yes No No
Datagrid Yes Full Full Full
Charting components Yes Full No No
TESTING
Performance profiler No Yes No No
Memory profiler No Yes No No
Support for automated functional testing No Yes No No
Interactive debugging Yes Full Full Yes
DESIGN VIEW
Drag and drop components to create rich UI Yes Yes Yes No
Pan and zoom tools No Yes Yes No
Improved constraints editor Yes Full Full No
Enhanced color picker Yes Full Full No
OpenType® font support No Yes Yes No
CSS skinning and styling Yes Full Full No
Visual CSS editor for graphical editing of CSS properties No Yes Yes No
Design view extensibility for third-party products No Yes Yes No
DESIGNER/DEVELOPER WORKFLOW
Native Flex format exporting from Adobe Fireworks®, Photoshop®, Flash, and Illustrator® No Yes Yes No
Custom Flex component creation using Flash CS3 Professional No Yes Yes No
Skin asset importing into Flex Builder No Yes Yes No
CODING TOOLS
MXML and ActionScript™ editors Yes Full Full No
Refactoring No Yes Yes No
Faster compilation time No Full Full Full
Ability to save applications as Flex 2.0.1 or Flex 3 SDK No Yes Yes No
Version control Yes Yes Yes No
PERFORMANCE
SWF file size reduction No Full Full Full
Web-tier compilers for IIS and Apache No Yes Yes Yes
WORKING WITH DATA
Web service introspection No Yes Yes No
Code-gen wizards for Adobe ColdFusion®, Java™, PHP, .NET No Yes Yes No
BROWSER INTEGRATION
Deep linking No Yes Yes Yes
JavaScript and Ajax wrappers No Yes Yes Yes
Flex/Ajax bridge Yes Full Full Full
LOCALIZATION
Dynamic load of localization resource bundles at runtime No Yes Yes Yes
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2 thoughts on “Flex version comparison chart

    Samad said:
    October 5, 2009 at 12:00

    flex your old buddy 🙂
    i noticed its your first post for flex, no tutorial no other things. why? you left flex or flex left you? 🙂

    Ans responded:
    October 6, 2009 at 04:16

    ya its my old buddy … but no one left anyone … i will surly write about flex too. first leme complete blackberry series .. i know its pending from many days… after that i will post tutorials about flex …

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