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"Full of colorful examples that bring the code descriptions to life, something Macromedia's own material just doesn't do." --David Emberton
The Definitive Resource on ActionScript programming
Push Flash MX further with this comprehensive volume on the features and capabilities of ActionScript. Cover fundamental ActionScript actions like controlling motion, movie clips, and interaction. Take advantage of new properties and methods, object-oriented features, and user interface components--plus handle variables and format text dynamically with new formatting objects. Work with ActionScript objects and Object-oriented Programming to develop complex designs and reuse modules for other components. Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript: The Complete Reference will help you utilize the native programming language of Macromedia Flash to construct powerful Web applications that are both visually attractive and highly functional.
- Increase the speed and download time of your Flash animations
- Integrate interactive elements into your Flash applications
- Experiment with motion graphics utilizing new properties and methods
- Understand basic actions, operators, functions, properties, and constants
- Optimize your code with new ActionScript coding standards
- Dynamically format text and variables with new text-formatting objects
- Dynamically configure Flash MX UI components
- Use XML and XML open socket technology with Flash MX
- Load and format remote files in Flash
Increase the speed and download time of your applications by taking advantage of the powerful features of ActionScript, Macromedia Flash MX's native programming language. This comprehensive reference explains the enhanced UI components, new object-oriented features of ActionScript--and much more. For anyone wanting to integrate sophisticated interactive elements into their Flash applications, and take Web application development to the next level, this is an exceptional resource.
This is a reference on ActionScript, Macromedia Flash MX's native programming language. It examines the enhanced UI components, new object-oriented features of ActionScript and more. For those who wish to integrate interactive elements into their Flash applications.
Table of Contents
Part I: Introducing Macromedia Flash MX ActionScript 1: Working in ActionScript 2: Variables and Data Types Part II: Fundamental ActionScript 3: Basic Actions I 4: Basic Actions II 5: Operators 6: Functions 7: Properties and Constants Part III: ActionScript Objects 8: Core Objects I 9: Core Objects II 10: Movie Objects I 11: Movie Objects II 12: Movie Objects III 13: Client/Server and Authoring Part IV: ActionScript User Interface Components 14: FCheckBox 15: FComboBox 16: FListBox 17: FPushButton 18: FRadioButton 19: FScrollBar 20: FScrollPane 21: FStyleFormat A: Deprecated Terms in ActionScript