Components can be though of as premade, purpose-built mini-applications, or widgets of a sort. They come in all shapes and sizes. Some are made by Adobe and are included with Flash, others are made by the Flash community or other companies (third parties), and still others might possibly come from you after reading this chapter! In short, components give you, the Flash author, a quick way of including complex functionality in your applications quickly and consistently.
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