Seldom-used but helpful functions of the Actions panel


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Seldom-used but helpful functions of the Actions panel

Not all the features of the Actions panel are commonly used by people that use Flash, but there are some that are particularly useful to you. For instance, there is the Find/Replace command. You can click the Find button to open it up; that's the magnifying glass with an A on it. Or you can highlight a piece of code by double-clicking, so I highlighted one word, which is loader here, the lowercase L, and I press Command+F or Ctrl+F on the keyboard, open up Find/Replace, and it will already have the Find what section populated.

Here I have some code called loader, and let's say I wanted to make it something more descriptive, like gameLoader or something. So I can replace that with gameLoader, capital L, and then I'm going to check Match Case, so it doesn't override the loader with a capital L, which is something different in the code. Now, I'll just click Replace All. So Flash tells me it found and replaced 5 items. So now I have a more descriptive name: gameLoader. Notice...

Seldom-used but helpful functions of the Actions panel
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Seldom-used but helpful functions of the Actions panel provides you with in-depth training on Developer. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training

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