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In Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training, author Todd Perkins explains the fundamentals of Flash Professional CS5, the industry standard for creating animations and interactive applications for the web, desktop, and mobile devices. This course starts with the basics, such as using the drawing tools to create simple animations, and progresses to automating animation with tweens and adding interactivity with ActionScript. This course also covers how to add sound and video to projects, enhance realism with effects like easing, and publish a project to a variety of platforms. Exercise files are included.
Let's take a look at a simple AIR application. If you don't have the Exercise Files, you can just go to File > New and choose Adobe AIR 2 to create your own AIR app. From there, just treat it like you would a normal application. So you can add animations, ActionScript, anything you would put in a normal application that you learned in this title. So I'll just click Cancel. I am going to show you my application in the Flash Player and then walk you through it on the Timeline. So let's take a look in the Flash Player. Command+Return on the Mac, Ctrl+Enter on the PC.
So I have several different buttons and then when you click on them, pictures come up and there is some text. There is also a video that plays. So if you want to see how this app works, you can double-click the animation's movie clip to enter its Timeline. From there, you can take a look at my ActionScript code. This is the old code that I showed in the ActionScript chapter. For information about how to create similar code, see Chapter 19 in this title. So it's pretty much just a few frames, and some ActionScript code that controls it.
So again, you can create your own applications by going to File > New and choosing Adobe AIR 2, and you can treat an AIR file just like any other application that you create using Flash.
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