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Through several hands-on tutorials, instructor Todd Perkins shows how to best build dynamic, streamlined sites using Flash CS3 Professional. Learn how to create custom keyboard shortcuts, apply advanced text techniques such as animating scrolling text with custom easing controls, and using advanced animation techniques. Flash CS3 Professional Beyond the Basics covers many challenging features, including adding complex interactivity to a Flash CS3 project and getting Flash content on a phone. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.
Now let's take a look at creating a new Flash file from Device Central. I'm going to do this from the Welcome screen. I'm going to choose Create New Mobile Flash file, and the first thing I need to do is select a device. The device that I want to design for, is a Windows Mobile Phone, and I'm going to design for the Flash Lite 2.1 Standalone Player and this is just information that I already known about my phone. You can learn this information from researching about your phone in Device Central or looking it up online. So what I'm going to do is, in the Available Devices section, I'm going to choose Group By, Flash Lite Version.
I'm going to expand the 2.1 section and notice that all of the options are grayed up. That's because at the very top of the screen for Player Version I have Flash Lite 1.1 selected. I'm going to choose Flash Lite 2.1 and for Content Type I'm going to choose Standalone Player. Notice that some options appeared. So for the Player Version, you can tell Flash which Flash Lite version you're targeting, I happen to knows that my phone supports Flash Lite 2.1, and I know that my phone also supports the Flash Lite 2.1 Standalone Player, and that's common for mobile PC devices.
My phone supports Windows Mobile 5.0. I know here that I'm going to develop in for a phone with somewhere near a 320 x 240 resolution. so what I'm going to do is click in the left side of the screen in the Available Devices section and I'm going to find a device that has a 320 x 240 resolution. When I have my device selected I'm going to click the Create button to create a new Flash file for this particular device. Flash opens and a new file is created.
The state size is set to 320 x 240 and if you notice, at the bottom of the screen the Flash Player version is Flash Lite 2.1. And there's a look at how to create a new Flash file from Device Central. From here we'll build a Flash application and put it on a mobile phone.
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