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Chapter 1. Introducing the Flash Communi... > The Communication Classes

1.4. The Communication Classes

While RTMP conveniently manages the flow of multiple streams of data across a network, the real power of Flash and FlashCom for developers is realized in the high-level classes that make connecting to the server, sharing information, and streaming audio and video so easy and flexible. I'll briefly review the major classes, which will be explored in more detail and used in examples throughout the remainder of the book.

1.4.1. Connecting to the Server

The NetConnection class connects a client to an application instance on a server. In the simplest case, you can create a connection by invoking NetConnection.connect( ) with the URI of the remote application:


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