Understanding ActionScript 3.0


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Understanding ActionScript 3.0

In this chapter, you're going to be adding ActionScript 3.0 interactivity to your applications. As you may already know, ActionScript 3.0 is Flash's native programming language. In order to use ActionScript 3.0, you need to publish to Flash Player 9 or above. So if Flash Player 8 and below, use ActionScript 2.0. ActionScript can be added in two primary ways. The first way and the way that we'll use in this chapter is through the Timeline. So to apply ActionScript in the Timeline, you can select a frame in the Timeline and then open the Actions panel.

You can find the Actions panel at Window > Actions. As fundamental as writing code in the Actions panel is, I don't want you to think that is the be-all end-all solution for writing ActionScript code. This is really meant for very simple applications. The more code you add to frames, the more convoluted your app can become and it can become very difficult to navigate through your code. So for small amounts of code, Actions ...

Understanding ActionScript 3.0
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Understanding ActionScript 3.0 provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training

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