Every time an event occurs in Flex framework, whether it is a user clicking a button or the creationComplete event signaling that all components are ready for use, an Event object is created. This object is an instance of the Event class and contains important information about what type of event occurred and the object that emitted the event. You have the power to add your own custom events to the Event object. You will work with events much more in future lessons to produce applications that are loosely coupled and follow good object-oriented design.
This procedure defines a project you will use for exploring the event object.